Travel Tuesday: Hospitality in Ukraine – Praying for better days

Yes, I’m not posting this on Tuesday. And Yes, we’re obviously and sadly not traveling to Ukraine at the moment. But after seeing the recent posts on Tom and Lorenzo’s blog featuring some gorgeous lounges in the country, I wanted to see more of the architecture and hospitality of a country I know little about. There are some beautiful hotels and restaurants in this country.  I wish for the brave people of Ukraine a return to normal life as quickly as possible but know realistically that this is a long time off.  At the end of the post I’ll include ways to help.

Normally, I don’t post people photos, but feel under the circumstances, we need to keep the people in the forefront.

Catch Seafood Restaurant, Kyiv, Ukraine

Catch restaurant Kyiv Ukraine outside staff

All photos from Catch Seafood Restuarant’s Facebook Page. 

Catch restaurant Kyiv Ukraine leather chairs marble tables

Catch restaurant Kyiv Ukraine people at table

Catch Restaurant Kyiv Ukraine people at tables

Catch restaurant Kyiv Ukraine table and wine display

Catch Restaurant Kyiv Ukraine wine room

Catch Restaurant Kyiv Ukraine table setting

Catch restaurant Kyiv Ukraine

Catch restaurant Kyiv Ukraine room at christmas

Catch restaurant Kyiv Ukraine Christmas brunch

Catch Restaurant Kyiv Ukraine staff photo

I imagine Christmas and the holidays feel like another lifetime ago for these folks.

Catch restaurant seafood bar staff Kyiv Ukraine

Catch restaurant outside staff

So many more photos on their Facebook page – the seafood dishes are incredible looking.

 

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa, Lviv, Ukraine

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa 1 Lviv Kyiv Ukraine exterior facade details

All photos from Grand Hotel Casino and Spa’s Facebook page. Lviv is the largest city in Western Ukraine and the sixth largest city in the country.

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa 2 Lviv Kyiv Ukraine exterior

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine roses floral sign

Two different lighting conditions and photo shoots, but love all the details like the wood columns and chic seating.

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine colorful bar

Details abound like this handsy door pull.

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine door hand pull

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine children

 

 

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine model on bed

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine modern lamp

 

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine roof

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine room and window

 

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine skylight

Grand Hotel Lviv Casino and Spa pool grotto

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine gingerbread hotel

Grand Hotel Casino and Spa Lviv Kyiv Ukraine nightlife people

Many more photos on their Facebook page.

Ways to help:

Unicef USA – for children

José Andrés | World Central Kitchen

International Rescue Committee

Razom for Ukraine – A Ukrainian organization focused on building democracy and is now working on gathering medical supplies.

Voices for Children – A Ukrainian organization formed to help children affected by war in Ukraine.

SBID (Society for British & International Interior Designers) has put together a great list of places to contribute.

The other night, the Metropolitan Opera cast of Don Carlos performed the following tribute to Ukraine. Not hard to spot the Ukrainian on stage.

xoxo Linda

8 thoughts on “Travel Tuesday: Hospitality in Ukraine – Praying for better days”

  1. A beautiful post Linda.I love the glimpse into a culture I’m not familiar with, and the ways to help, as well. My thoughts are with everyone suffering from this tragedy. Thank you so much!

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  2. So heartbreaking to read about what is happening and I hope that these beautiful hotels and restaurants are still standing when this all ends. Thank you for sharing the different ways to help.

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  3. Such a beautiful post, Linda, and a wonderful introduction to a country I know so little about. My heart breaks for the violence being perpetrated on these people. Thanks for such a great list of ways to help!

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  4. What an eloquent way of sharing the culture from this war-torn country. I appreciate your ways of telling us how we can help as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This is such a wonderful way to share about Ukraine, Linda, and to do what you can to help by sharing these resources.

    When we understand a culture and its people, we can empathize even more with what they are experiencing.

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