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05/25/2004

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Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Henin: Russian Tide Is Rising

Justine Henin-Hardenne says she's ""hearing more Russian than English spoken around the locker rooms"" on the women's tennis circuit these days.

Mini-Hotels Fill More Than a Niche in St. Pete

The lack of affordable hotels has been a drag on St. Petersburg's tourist industry for years.

Hospitality Industry Warms to Automation

What do the London Ritz and a nine-room hotel in Tula have in common?

Hilton Reports 106% Rise in Profits

Group profit at Hilton, the British hotels and gaming company, doubled in the first four months of the year as the sector continues to recover from last year's slump, the firm said last week.

A New Recipe for an Old Business

Hotel restaurants tend to be maintained for prestige rather than profit. Dogged by an international reputation for expensive but mediocre food, the answer to ""Will you be dining with us tonight?"" is usually ""no.""

Hotel Offers $1,000 Omelet

It's not made of gold -- just eggs, lobster, caviar and a few trimmings. But an omelet on the menu of a swanky Manhattan hotel will set you back $1,000, plus tip.

In Russia It's Bed or Breakfast, Not Both

For some, a bed-and-breakfast means a romantic weekend at a pension in the rolling Normandy hills.

No Simple Cure for 'Hotel Lag'

The most trying business trip may be the one that puts the traveler in a different town night after night, fighting for sleep in strange spaces.

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