20 years in the hospitality industry
Swiss standards of service and business
a close-knit team of professionals
Yunis Teimurkhanlithe owner of the group of
companies SCG
The Helvetia Hotel»
helvetiahotel.ru
Yunis Teimurkhanli
Head
+7 (963) 349-19-73

The Helvetia Hotel retains its mystique as a quiet Swiss retreat even in St Petersburg’s bustling city centre. The two 19th-century buildings that house the Helvetia’s 75 rooms and suites are preserved as architectural state landmarks.

Restaurant «Marius»
mariuspub.ru
Julia Kurilkina
Restaurant Manager
+7 (963) 349-19-73

The Marius, open 24 hours, has been serving good food and fine beer over the past decade. Reputed by many to be the city’s best pub food.

«Café Claret»
claretcafe.ru
Julia Kurilkina
Restaurant Manager
+7 (963) 349-19-73

Café Claret offers a cosy, home-like atmosphere and highly professional cooking under the direction of Russian TV personality and executive chef Aram Mnatsakanov.

Tourist company «Rustravel»
rustravel.spb.ru
Madeleine Isabelle Lüthi
Manager
+7 (812) 571-88-30

Rustravel provides a complete range of in-coming tourist services. Rustravel specialises in custom-made programmes for foreign organisations involved in business, culture and education.

Tourist company
«Premier Club»
premierclub-tours.ru
Roberto Martinez
Manager
+7 (812) 966-83-25

The Premier Club was started in 2006 to offer in-coming tourist services throughout Russia.

Cultural Centre
«Helenika»
www.helenika.ru
Madeleine Isabelle Lüthi
Manager
+7 (963) 349-19-73

Hellenika is an international centre promoting cultural and scientific cooperation round the globe.

The Hellenika Centre was founded by Madeleine Isabelle Lüthi, who served as Honorary Consul General of Switzerland in St Petersburg (1998-2006), the first Swiss citizen to hold such a post since 1917.

Private school
Auf dem Rosenberg
www.instrosenberg.ch
Marina Chernysheva
Director of study abroad programs
Swiss center
+7 (963) 349-19-73
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Summer schools are located in the most picturesque places of Switzerland. In addition to language lessons, children do a lot of sports, art and visit interesting excursions.

Private school
Beausoleil
www.beausoleil.ch
Marina Chernysheva
Director of study abroad programs
Swiss center
+7 (963) 349-19-73
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the Swiss Center cooperates with such prestigious schools as Le Rosey, Beausoleil, Brilliantmont, Tasis, Auf dem Rosenberg, La-Garrene and others – all of them have a limited number of places for clients from R. F. and it is not easy to get into these schools.

the Swiss Centre has special quotas for these schools. This year, due to the completion of the cycle of programs by our regular customers, You have a unique opportunity to try to send Your children on summer vacation in Switzerland.

We are confident that the programs we will select for Your child will have a serious impact on his or her future career.

Private school
Brilliantmont
www.brillantmont.ch
Marina Chernysheva
Director of study abroad programs
Swiss center
+7 (963) 349-19-73
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In Switzerland, everything is planned in advance. Many schools have already sent their proposals for the 2017 season and enrollment has begun. In October, it may be too late to find a place in a program that suits your child's age and interests.

do Not delay discussing this issue. We are very happy to advise You on all matters related to summer schools in Switzerland.

Information
for parents
Marina Chernysheva
Director of study abroad programs
Swiss center
+7 (963) 349-19-73
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Summing up the results of the work on foreign education programs over the past 6 years, the Swiss Center is pleased to announce that we have brought up a whole generation of wonderful St. Petersburg schoolchildren.

We met them six years ago, when they were very young, and recommended to their parents the most effective language programs in well-known private schools in Switzerland.

Now they have grown up and are finishing school – some in St. Petersburg, some abroad, mainly in the UK.

they Are all fluent in English - a skill they have acquired in the classroom with professional teachers, as well as in the international environment of their peers, where English is the only possible language of communication. (Like it or not like it or, and to talk will have)

Company history

The Swiss Centre was founded in May 1993 as one of St Petersburg’s earliest cooperative joint enterprises in the new Russian economy. In 2010 the company was restructured into the SwissCenter Group of companies.

The Swiss Centre was founded in May 1993 as one of St Petersburg’s earliest cooperative joint enterprises in the new Russian economy. In 2010 the company was restructured into the SwissCenter Group of companies.

Mrs Madeleine Isabelle Lüthi graduated from the University of Bern in 1996. From 1998 to 2006 she was Honorary Consul General of Switzerland in St Petersburg.

Yunis Teimurkhanli graduated from the faculty of Far Eastern Studies at Leningrad State University in 1993.

In the first year of the Swiss Centre’s founding at 11 Marata Street in St Petersburg, the company began to specialise in bringing tourists to Russia. The group’s headquarters were established in the Khristovsky mansion, which Petersburg architect August Lange (1818-1881) reconstructed in the style of New Baroque in the mid nineteenth century. Though born in Russia, it was round this time that Lange became a citizen of Switzerland.

The group’s first subsidiary company was Rustravel, which was founded in December 1994.

With the cooperation of the Swiss Centre, the first Consulate General of Switzerland in St Petersburg since the revolution was established at 11 Marata Street in 1998. The first Honorary Consul General became Madeleine Isabelle Lüthi. The Swiss Consulate remained in the Marata location until 2006.

From 2000 till 2003, the Swiss Centre, under the direction of Petersburg architect Yury Ilin, carried out a series of projects to renovate the impressive architecture of the Khristovsky mansion and its unique Swiss-style courtyard. On completing the work, the centre opened a hotel that seemed to represent an historical continuation of the Khristovsky family, who had rented out flats in the building behind their mansion during the 19th century.

In May 2003, during the year of St Petersburg’s tercentennial celebration, the Helvetia Hotel opened as the city’s only Swiss hotel. The hotel’s restaurant, the Marius, became the first and only Swiss pub in town.

June 2006. Madeleine Lüthi, St Petersburg’s first Honorary Consul General of Switzerland since 1917, opened the Hellenika Cultural Centre to promote cultural exchanges between Switzerland and St Petersburg.

October 2006. Roberto Martinez, of Spain, opened the Premier Club to promote Russian tourism in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

May 2009. The SwissCenter Group opened the Claret Café in their building on Marata Street.

Reorganization of the company Swiss center of a group of companies Swisscenter Group

2010-2013 - On the 10th anniversary of the hotel Helvetia held a large-scale modernization and repair of the entire room Fund and infrastructure of the hotel, opened a modern conference room. Cafe "Claret" was rebranded together with the famous St. Petersburg restaurateur Aram Mnatsakanov. The renovation and renovation works of the hotel were carried out with meticulous precision to preserve the smallest details of the original mansion. The picturesque courtyard, where various performances are held in summer, is the highlight of the hotel, a miniature copy of the ancient European city, with noble lines and a unique atmosphere of comfort and tranquility.

A complete renovation of the hotel "Helvetia". In may 2019, the hotel was awarded the category of "five stars".

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