Savoy hotel in Moscow

Hotel “Savoy” (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”.

In 2005, the building was reconstructed, returning the original decoration of the rooms.

In 2005, the interiors and facades of the hotel were renovated under the direction of the architect Leonardo Tognioni. A business center was created on the basis of the hotel complex, and the number of rooms was reduced to 68 apartments. One of the halls was converted into an art gallery of contemporary Russian artists. In 2017, the Savoy took part in the Moscow Spring festival, and open concerts were given from the hotel balcony.


The building of the Savoy Hotel, made in the neoclassical style, is decorated with stucco elements in the Empire style. Thus, the building is decorated with relief images of a salamander, a cornucopia, a griffin, a pharaoh, a lion and an angel. The architect emphasized the cut corner of the building with a semi-rotunda with Ionic columns, which is crowned with a balcony with a balustrade. Initially, the facades were faced with granite tiles from the workshop of M. A. Saari. The interiors of the hotel were decorated with allegorical panels and stucco, sculptures made in the workshop of V. L. Gladkov and V. A. Kozlov were placed in the common rooms. The painted ceiling of the restaurant was decorated with irregularly shaped mirrors.

Address: Rozhdestvenka street, 3/6, building 1.

Nearest metro: Kuznetsky Most, Lubyanka.

Attractions around: Bolshoi TheatreManezhnaya SquarePloschad Revolyutsii (square)State Duma buildingHouse of the UnionsTretyakovskiy proezdCentral Children’s StoreLubyanka BuildingMetropol Hotel, Moskva hotelRed SquareTverskaya streetKremlin.

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