A cultural and culinary landmark, the hotel has played a central role in the life of the city for 140 years.
A short walk from the Winter Palace, the last home of the Russian Tsars and now the State Hermitage Museum, W St Petersburg is a perfect base for exploring the wonderful architecture of the city. W Hotels’ first foray into Russia, it is one of very few super-modern hotels in St Petersburg and by far […]
Until Four Seasons moved in, the Lion Palace Hotel was known more modestly as the ‘house with lions’. Not that it is modest at all. A huge triangular mansion with yellow façades and gleaming white columns, it looks like an enormous slice of neoclassical lemon meringue pie. The lions are two statues that have stood […]
Accessing the heart of a country’s culture is what St Petersburg’s Official State Hermitage Hotel is all about. Located on central Pravda Street, the 126-room hotel occupies a restored historic building. The architectural features of the Winter Palace portion of The State Hermitage Museum have inspired the interiors – the presidential room has a fireplace […]
The Hotel Astoria has, for the last 100 years, been at the center of St. Petersburg life and history. Lenin addressed the crowds from the balcony of suite 211 and Hitler planned to celebrate his proposed victory over Russia in the Winter Garden Ballroom. He even went as far as having the invitations printed. Mikhail […]