Luxury And History For The Business Traveller In Moscow
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If you’re travelling to Moscow on business or pleasure this year why not check out the latest winner of the World Travel Awards “Best European Luxury Business Hotel“, and step back into history at the same time.
Built in the mid 50′s, the Hotel Ukrania was a a proud monument to Stalin’s classic “Seven Sisters” building strategy. Located in Moscow’s city centre, on a bend of the Moskva River at the intersection of Kutuzovskiy Prospekt and Novy Arbat, two of the city’s most prestigious thoroughfares, the Hotel Ukrania was a showpiece for the Russian Federation. Opposite the House of Government and within walking distance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and close to main attractions such as Red Square, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre and the State Tretyakov Gallery, it was the place to “see and be seen”. But with the economic turmoil that followed the breakup of the Russian Federation, the Hotel Ukrania, once the tallest and some say most glamorous of European hotels, closed it’s doors and fell into disrepair.
After a three year renovation, the Hotel Ukrania was reborn and re-branded as The Radisson Royal Hotel in 2010. It has been a major success story for Moscow. The delicate balance of maintaining the unique 1950′s architecture while updating the technology to reflect improved services and amenities for today’s demanding traveller was achieved. Finally, after years of discussion and revision, the results are truly magnificent.
Today the Radisson Royal Hotel boasts 497 rooms, including 38 apartments, an executive floor, seven gourmet restaurants serving International Cuisine, a Spa & Wellness Centre , 13 meeting rooms and a fully equipped business centre.