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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ask the Frequent Flyer

Courtesy Of Roman RozhnikovskyRestaurateur Roman Rozhnikovsky
Roman Rozhnikovsky,
owner of the Nostalgie,

Shatyor and Stary Cherdak restaurants and the Grabli chain:

Favorite destination

"If it's for leisure, not connected with work, then most likely I'd say Southeast Asia -- Thailand, Bali, etc. I also like Mauritius, and was most pleasantly impressed by Seychelles. Perhaps it's because there's less civilization and more remaining corners of wild nature -- relict forests, and the primeval flora and fauna of the islands."

Favorite hotel worldwide

"In general I like small hotels most of all and always stay in freestanding villas with a pool. I really like the standards of the Banyan Tree chain. These hotels, like many others, are unified in the Small Leading Hotels system. Of the famous hotel brands, I suppose, I'd say I prefer the comfort and irreproachable service of Marriott."

Favorite restaurant worldwide

"The most vivid impressions in all my life remain from restaurants that I visited long ago, when I myself had yet to become a full-fledged professional, and everything amazed and shook me. The most striking impression then was from the renowned restaurateur Alain Ducasse's restaurant in the Plaza Athenee hotel, Paris. On my last visit to Paris, what I liked and remember most is the gourmet restaurant of classical French cuisine Le Jardin d'Hiver in Le Meurice hotel on rue de Rivoli."

Best airport

"Singapore -- for its stunning design. Abundant light, flowers."

Which airline has the best food?

"Of my latest flights, Qatar Airways. A good menu, decent wine."

What did you do on your last flight?

"Watch films and read detective novels. Exactly the things I don't have time for in Moscow."

What do you always take with you when you travel?

"If I'm going to the sea, I always take snorkeling equipment. And, of course, a photo camera and video camera."


Banyan Tree Bangkok,
21/100 South Sathon Road, Sathon, Bangkok, Thailand, (+66 2) 285-0088, toll free (001) 800 65 6099,

Banyan Tree Seychelles,
Anse Intendance Mahe, Republic of Seychelles, (+248) 383-500/555, seychelles/

Plaza Athenee Restaurant,
Plaza Athenee Hotel, 25 avenue Montaigne, Paris, France, (+33 1) 5367-6665/00, open Thu. and Fri. 12:45pm to 2:15pm, and Mon.-Fri. 7:45pm to 10:15pm; annual closure mid-July to mid-Aug. and mid-Dec. to Dec. 31.; restaurants_bars/alain.html

Le Jardin d'Hiver, Hotel Le Meurice, 228 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France, (+33-1) 4458-1010,