Cosmos Hotel

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Hotel Cosmos
Cosmos Hotel, Moscow.jpg
Cosmos Hotel is located in Moscow
Cosmos Hotel
General information
Type Hotel
Location Moscow, Russia
Address 129366, Moscow, Prospect Mira, 150
Town or city Moscow
Country Russia
Coordinates 55°49′20″N 37°38′50″E / 55.82222°N 37.64722°E / 55.82222; 37.64722Coordinates: 55°49′20″N 37°38′50″E / 55.82222°N 37.64722°E / 55.82222; 37.64722
Completed 1979
Opened 1979
Height
Top floor 25
Technical details
Floor count 25
Floor area 106,113 sq.m.
Website
www.hotelcosmos.ru/eng/

The Cosmos Hotel Moscow is located in north-central Moscow in a green zone on one of the city's major streets, Mira Avenue, 20 minutes drive from the city centre. It is located next to the VDNKh exhibition center, close to Ostankino Telecom Tower, the Olympic Stadium and the "Sokolniki" Exhibition Complex.

Overview[edit]

Hotel Cosmos at Night

The hotel complex was built to serve the XXII Summer Olympic Games held in Moscow in 1980. The building and the nearby monument "Conquerors of Space" were developed jointly by a team of Soviet and French architects: V. Andreev and T. Zaikin and B. Steiskal of Mosproekt 1; and O. Kakub, P. Jouglet, S. Epstein of France.[1] Construction of buildings was a joint venture with French property company Sefri[2] (today called Sefri Cime).

The hotel, with 1,777 rooms, is the largest in Russia.[3] The hotel included 1,718 standard rooms, 53 double room suites and 6 four-room suites.

History[edit]

The official opening ceremony took place on 18 July 1979 and was attended by prominent politicians, businessmen, and stars of the Soviet system. Special guest singer Joe Dassin performed at the opening.[4]

In 1990, the square in front of the hotel was renamed in honor of General Charles de Gaulle and on May 9, 2005, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Russian Victory Day, in the presence of Jacques Chirac, a monument to De Gaulle was unveiled.

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zhuravlev (1980). "Architects - Olympics 80" (Magazine) (7) (Architecture USSR ed.). Moscow: Stroyizdat: 1–9. 
  2. ^ Fahmy, Isis (July 31, 2005). Around the World with Isis. Papadakis. p. 201. ISBN 9781901092493. 
  3. ^ "Крупнейший отель/гостиница (The largest hotel (number of rooms))". Kniga Rekordov Rossii (Book of Records of Russia). Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.hotelcosmos.ru/eng/ Hotel website

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