Donbass Palace

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Donbass Palace is the first 5-star hotel in Donetsk that joined The Leading Hotels of the World (2005),[1] and the Ukraine's leading business hotel in 2006 and 2007[2] according to the World Travel Awards Association.[3][4]

1938, construction completed
Donbass Palace, current view
Donbass Palace, interior appearance


Hotel "Donbass" was built in 1938 upon the plans of N. Rechanikov and A. Shuvalova. During the construction, the project was redesigned by N. Porkhunov.[5] Panteley Tamurov supervised construction. During the Nazi occupation of Donetsk, the Gestapo was headquartered in the hotel; the building was partially destroyed during the war.[6] From 1947 to 1949, the building was renovated, but the dome was not restored due to lack of funds. In 1971, the Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture conducted restoration works.[7] The hotel was considered an architectural monument of the Donetsk region. On 26 February 2001, the old building was blown up. On 15 May 2004, the five star hotel "Donbass Palace" was opened. The new building slightly differs from the original. Currently, Donbass Palace is owned by ESTA Group, which operates the real estate business of System Capital Management group.


Donbass Palace is located in the centre of Donetsk, near the Drama Theatre, the Opera House and commercial areas. The Hotel offers 129 luxurious rooms,[8] an indoor pool, spa-center and fitness club. Donbass Palace Hotel has two a la carte restaurants, a lobby lounge and L'Opera Hall, which serves as a concert hall or a ball room. For business meetings, the hotel provides a business centre and two conference halls.


Donbass Palace is the first Ukrainian hotel to become a member of the LHW[9]

13 November 2005 - “Ukraine’s Leading Hotel 2005”
20 September 2006 - “Ukraine’s Leading Hotel 2006” and “Ukraine’s Leading Business Hotel 2006”[10]

Other information[edit]

  • During the cornerstone laying in October 2001, Rinat Akhmetov buried a time capsule.[11]
  • In 2008, Donbass Palace was a shooting area for the screen adaptation of Dmitry Gerasimov's novel "Cross in the Circle"[12]
  • In 2009, Donetsk journalist Yevgeniy Yasenov published a book named Donbass Palace [13] dedicated to the 5-year anniversary of the hotel.

Famous guests[edit]

Players of football clubs[edit]


  1. ^ "Donbass Palace Hotel: Donetsk, Ukraine hotel:". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Ukraine's Leading Business Hotel 2007". World Travel Awards. 
  3. ^ "The "Donbass Palace" Hotel (Donetsk)". DICS. 
  4. ^ "Donbass Palace- best 5 stars hotel in Donetsk, Ukraine". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  5. ^ "эмброл инжинринг - отель донбасс-палас". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  6. ^ Kozlenko, Dennis (2006-12-13). Гостиница «Донбасс-Палас» В ДОНЕЦКЕ. Фото разных лет ['Donbass Palace' in Donetsk. Photos of different years] (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  7. ^ Kozachenko, Tatiana (2010-05-17). Донецк / Факты / Отель 'Донбасс палас' [Donestk Facts: Donbass Palace Hotel]. Geoid (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  8. ^ "About The Hotel · Donbass Palace". 2005-12-11. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  9. ^ "SCM - Our business - Sectors - Real estate". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  10. ^ "News & Events · Donbass Palace". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  11. ^ Гостиница "Донбасс". Через разрушение к звездам (in Russian). 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  12. ^ Top-POP (2008-09-29). "В "Донбасс-паласе" сняли "гостиничную мистику" ФОТО - Новости Донецка". KP.UA. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  13. ^ Rudenko, Evgeny (2009-05-19). Первые пять лет отеля пяти звезд | Новости Донбасса | В "Донбасс Паласе" презентовали книгу об истории гостиницы | СЕГОДНЯ [First five years of a five-star hotel]. Segodnya (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  14. ^ ""Бывший повар Берлускони хотел остаться работать в Украине" / Виталий Хливнюк рассказал о гастрономических пристрастиях футболистов - постояльцев "Донбасс Паласа" / Футбол /". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 

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Coordinates: 48°00′14″N 37°48′14″E / 48.00389°N 37.80389°E / 48.00389; 37.80389