TOP 15 hotels in Moscow (in alphabetical order)
AZIMUT City Hotel Smolenskaya is a new 23-storey business class hotel in the center of Moscow. The hotel is located in the historic building of the Belgrade-2 Hotel on Smolenskaya Square, not far from Arbat street. After a large-scale reconstruction, the building retained the style of Soviet modernism.
Baltschug Kempinski Hotel is a hotel of the Kempinski Hotel group, located in the center of Moscow at the corner of Baltschug Street and the Raushskaya embankment. This place’s profitable house (hotel) was built already after the fire of 1812. In 1897-1898, it was demolished and rebuilt according to the design of the architect Alexander Ivanov. A restaurant was located on the ground floor, and the upper floors were rented out to artists as studios.
Cosmos is a hotel in the Alekseevsky district of the North-Eastern administrative district of Moscow. The Cosmos Hotel was built in 1976-1979 to receive foreign guests expected in Moscow at the Games of the XXII Olympiad. The hotel became the first experience of collaboration between the architects of the USSR and the capitalist states after the building of the Centrosoyuz by Le Corbusier: specialists from France, considered the closest friend of the USSR, participated in a large-scale demonstration project.
Golden Ring Hotel is a five-star hotel in Moscow. The hotel is located just opposite the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building and the Arbat Street, on Smolenskaya Ulitsa. The hotel was built in 1970 as the Belgrade-I Hotel and used to serve foreign tourists (mostly from the Eastern bloc countries) who visited Russia with Intourist groups.
Izmailovo hotel complex in Moscow is located west of the former royal estate of Izmailovo on Serebryano-Vinogradnye Ponds (Serebryanka River) and was built to serve the XXII Olympic Games held in Moscow in 1980. With 5,000 rooms, it occupies the eighth line on the list of the largest hotels in the world. As of 2016, the owner of the Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma and Vega buildings was OAO TGC Izmailovo, 75% of which belonged to the Moscow Federation of Trade Unions.
Leningradskaya Hotel (official name – Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya) is a high-rise building built in Moscow on Komsomolskaya Square in 1949-1954. The hotel was opened to visitors on November 1, 1953. The lowest of the seven Stalinist skyscrapers – its spire reaches 139 m. The project of the building was developed by architects Leonid Polyakov and Alexander Boretsky.
Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel in Moscow, on Tverskaya Street, belonging to the international hotel chain Marriott International. It was opened on August 30, 1997, in a newly designed building at Tverskaya Street, house 26. The hotel building was designed in 1995-1997 on the site of the demolished chambers of the princes Kantakouzenos (XVII-XVIII centuries).
Metropol Hotel is a 5-star class hotel in the center of Moscow. It was built between 1899 and 1905. Savva Mamontov initiated the construction and ordered William Walcot (a Scottish architect, graphic artist and etcher) to develop the initial project. The Metropol building plays an extremely important role in shaping the appearance of Teatralnaya Ploschad and Ploschad Revolyutsii in front of Bolshoi theatre.
Moskva Hotel is one of the largest hotels in Moscow and was built-in 1932-1935 as part of the project of architects L. Savelyev, O. Stapran and A. Shchusev (the second stage was completed in 1968-1977). The Moskva Hotel, occupying an entire block, was one of the first hotels built in Soviet Moscow. The massive building plays a dominant role in shaping the area immediately adjacent to the Kremlin. Complex architectural plasticity, designed to coordinate the structure with the neighboring Kremlin and the building of the Historical Museum, distinguish “Moscow.”
National Hotel is a Moscow hotel located on Mokhovaya Street, 15/1, at the intersection with Tverskaya street. It was built between 1900 and 1902, according to the project of the architect Alexander Ivanov. It was considered one of the most prestigious in Moscow at its opening. After the Revolution of 1917, for several years, the building housed a hostel for officials of the Soviet government. In 1932 the hotel was revived under its former name.
President Hotel is one of the largest hotels in Moscow, located on Bolshaya Yakimanka Street. It is part of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Hotel complex” President-Hotel of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation. Built in the early 1980s, it opened in 1983 under the name “Oktyabrskaya”. It was intended to ensure the foreign policy activities of the leadership of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the highest bodies of state power.
Radisson Slavyanskaya hotel, designed by architect Vitaly Sokolov, was put into operation in November 1990 and received its first guests in August 1991. In 2003, the hotel underwent a major renovation. It occupies a plot of 3.8 hectares on Berezhkovskaya embankment in the center of Moscow. The total area of the hotel is 60.5 thousand sq. meters, in an eight-story building.
Ritz-Carlton Moscow is a five-star luxury hotel in Moscow, located at Tverskaya Street, 3. The hotel is located at the beginning of Tverskaya Street, near its intersection with Mokhovaya Street – near Red Square and the Moscow Kremlin. In the 19th century, the Paris Hotel was located on this site, which was demolished during the general reconstruction of Moscow in the 1930s. Many Russian writers, such as Konstantin Leontiev and Nikolai Nekrasov, liked to stop there during their visits to Moscow.
Savoy Hotel (until 1914 and in 1958-1988 – “Berlin”) – a hotel built by order of the insurance company “Salamander” at the intersection of Rozhdestvenka and Sofiyka streets (now Pushechnaya) in Moscow. The architect was Viktor Velichkin, who designed the building in a neoclassical style with Empire decorative elements. After 1917, the hotel was converted into a hostel, fourteen years later the building was transferred to the all-Union society “Hotel”.
Ukraina Hotel of the Radisson Collection net is a high-rise building, the seventh and last of the Stalinist skyscrapers built in Moscow on Kutuzovsky Prospekt in 1953-1957, designed by architects Arkady Mordvinov, Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky and chief designer Pavel Krasilnikov. Construction on the low river bank meant that the builders had to dig well below the water level. This was enabled by an ingenious water retention system, using a perimeter of needle pumps driven deep into the ground.