Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow

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Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow
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Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow
Hotel chain Rezidor Hotel Group
General information
Location Moscow, Russia
Address 2/1 Kutuzovsky Prospect
Coordinates 55°45′11″N 37°33′58″E / 55.753°N 37.566°E / 55.753; 37.566Coordinates: 55°45′11″N 37°33′58″E / 55.753°N 37.566°E / 55.753; 37.566
Opening May 1957
Renovated 2007-2010
Management Rezidor Hotel Group
Height 206 m (676 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 34
Design and construction
Architect Arkady Mordvinov
Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky
Other information
Number of rooms 497
Number of suites 38
Number of restaurants Veranda Restaurant
Lobby Bar
FARSI Restaurant
Tatler Club Restaurant
Buono Restaurant
Beefbar Junior
Troubadour Karaoke Bar
Website
www.radisson.ru/royalhotel-moscow
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The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow is a historic five-star luxury hotel in Moscow city centre, on a bend of the Moskva River, managed by the Rezidor Hotel Group. It still maintains its well-known former name of Hotel Ukraina for some purposes.

History[edit]

Hotel Ukraina was designed by Arkady Mordvinov and Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky (leading Soviet expert on steel-framed highrise construction), and is the second tallest of the neoclassical Stalin-era "seven sisters" (198 m (650 ft), with 34 stories). It was the tallest hotel in the world from the time of its construction until the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel opened in Atlanta, Georgia, United States in 1976. 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 ground.

The hotel opened on May 25, 1957.[5] It closed in 2007 for a complete renovation and restoration. In 2009, the owners signed a contract with the Rezidor Hotel Group to manage the hotel as the Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow. The hotel maintains its iconic original name, however, for some purposes.

The hotel reopened on April 28, 2010 after its 3-year-renovation with 505 bedrooms and 38 apartments. The impressive façade was restored in detail, while modern technology has been added, including multi-level water cleaning systems and unique air circulation systems.

Facilities[edit]

The hotel features 505 rooms, 38 apartments, 5 restaurants, a conference centre, executive floor, banquet hall, library, spa & wellness centre with 50m indoor swimming pool, and a fleet of Moskva River yachts.

Art collection[edit]

There are also about 1,200 original paintings by the most prominent Russian artists of the first half of the 20th century, and on the first floor the diorama Moscow – Capital of the USSR in 1:75 scale shows the historical centre of Moscow and the city’s surroundings from Luzjniki to Zemlyanoi Val in the year 1977, when the artwork was created.

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