Barvikha is a suburb 30km west of Moscow along the famous Rublyovka Chaussee where Russia's powerful, rich and famous live, including President Vladimir Putin. There is also the offical government guesthouse, Barvikha Castle Meyerdorff. In 2005, Russia's leading luxury conglomerate Mercury Group opened a large luxury village with many luxury brand flagship stores, plus a hotel and spa, at the highest standards. Barvikha Hotel is member of Leading Hotels of the World. It is by far the most luxurious hotel in all of Russia.