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month we sent two of our journalists to produce a Business travel Guide on Kiev, to give our readership the low down on what to do whilst visiting the city for Business! We review the 5-star Opera hotel and work closely with Gamma Travel the leading tour operator of excursions to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Kiev is the capital of Ukraine with population of about 3 million citizens. It is situated on the Dnepr River and boasts architectural monuments that are recognized world treasures. Kiev is the largest cultural, scientific and industrial centre of Ukraine, a place of religious pilgrimage and a very attractive tourist destination. Its beautiful landscapes, parks and gardens charm and captivate. Hospitable Ukrainians are delighted to introduce Slavic culture to their foreign guests. Being the largest city of Ukraine, Kiev is a leading industrial and commercial centre of the country. Kiev's major industries include food processing (especially processing of beet sugar), metallurgy, manufacturing of machinery, machine tools, rolling stock, chemicals, building materials, and textiles. The development of Ukrainian economy gave a boost to the business activity of the city. Kiev is served by a strong transportation network. Trunk railways and all-weather roads

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Place of religious pilgrimage and a very attractive tourist destination. Its beautiful landscapes, parks and gardens charm and captivate. Hospitable Ukrainians are delighted to introduce Slavic culture to their foreign guests.

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link Kiev to Moscow, Kharkiv and the Donets Basin, southern and western Ukraine, and Poland. Within Kiev city itself there is efficient subway, rail, and bus service. The Dnieper River is navigable about nine months of the year, and Kiev’s Boryspil airport operates flights to other Ukrainian cities and to cities in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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Archaeological excavations show evidence of the first settlements on the territory of Kiev 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. Kiev was the first ever capital of Kievan Rus', the first Russian state (late 9th century - 1240). It was built on the lands of the Polyan tribal union, but it later incorporated all the Eastern Slavic tribes. In 988 Prince Vladimir introduced Christianity to Kievan Rus. From Kiev began the Russian Christianity and the Orthodox culture. Kiev known to Russians as the

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"mother of Russian cities". Kiev was the largest town in XI century Europe, fifty times the size of London, ten times the size of Paris. It reached the height of its prominence under the rule of Yaroslav the Wise (1010-1054 AD), who had family connections to the royal houses of France, Norway, Hungary, and Poland. At the end of the 15th century Kiev was the Magdeburg law. Administratively, the city is divided into "raions" ("districts"), which have their own locally elected governments with jurisdiction over a limited scope of affairs. Presently, there are 10 raions. Kiev's unofficial logo is chestnut. May is the most beautiful month in Kiev when chestnuts bloom. Kiev played a leading role in hosting the Euro 2012 Football Championships. The standard time in Kiev is 2 hours later than GMT/UTC (Daylight Savings Time: EEST (UTC+3).

Within Kiev city itself there is efficient subway, rail, and bus service

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Kiev is a huge city so you will never be able to see all the best bits with out a tour guide.

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The most convenient way to reach the city centre from Boryspil and Zhulyany airports is by taxi. Alternatively, you can take the ‘Sky Bus’ from Boryspil Airport to the Kyiv Central Railway station. And then get to your hotel/accommodation by metro. Ukraine is still mostly a cash economy. Although Credit cards are widely used in Kiev. American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are commonly accepted. Food is very cheap, and delicious. Try borsch (a bright beet soup containing veggies and meat), varenyky (filled dumplings), holubtsi (stuffed cabbage). Sightseeing is cheap. Admission fees are from 10 to 200 UAH. If you stay in Ukraine for more than 3 days, buy a prepaid SIM card. You can get monthly tariff plan that offers mobile communication and 3G data for less than £5.00. Hire a tour Guide who will show you the hidden spots of Kiev and tell you a lot of other interesting facts and useful information about Kiev and the locals. Kiev is a huge city so you will never be able to see all the best bits with out a tour guide.


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Opera Hotel Kiev Rooms from €135.00

The Opera Hotel is owned by The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. Which has a collection of independent luxury hotels, comprising more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, Leading Hotels has a nine-decade-long commitment to providing remarkable travel experiences. The opera hotel is located in the heart of Kyiv at the crossroads of the city's business, cultural and historical districts, the 140-room boutique Opera Hotel is within walking distance of the Opera House, St. Sophia and St. Vladimir churches and Kyiv’s main business and Embassies district. This luxury hotel in Kiev is spacious yet cosy and all rooms are 8 | total-world-industry.com

elegantly appointed with stylish soft furnishings. They offer a suite to satisfy every taste, the Russian Suite, Italian Suite and French Suite are decorated to reflect worldfamous opera compositions from each country, while the Egyptian, American, Moroccan and Japanese suites evoke the distinctive character of each country and culture. Modern business travellers will appreciate the amenities available throughout the grand hotel in Kiev, including large working desks with portable telephones, multiple AV plugs and a 32-inch flat screen TV

Our Review:

This was our first visit to Kiev. The hotel came highly recommended as one of the best in Kiev and it did not disappoint.

We stayed in one of the superior rooms for four nights whilst produced the business travel guide on Kiev and we would have loved to stay longer. The room itself was Elegant. Spacious, comfortable and quiet The food was great. The breakfasts were amazing with a massive selection of cooked eggs to order and a magnificent buffet, plentiful coffee, tea and juice. The room service was to the same high standard also. The best part of this hotel though was the service. The staff were Helpful and friendly without exception, a great credit to the hotel and really polishes that well deserved 5-Star Rating. We have been to many Hotels around the world on business and it was truly a pleasure to stay there.


THE HEART OF KYIV

53, B. Khmelnitskogo Street Kyiv, 01054, Ukraine Tel: +38 044 581 70 70 Email: info@opera-hotel.com

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