Hotel “Leningradskaya” was located in one of the Stalin’s Seven Sisters (seven similar high-rise buildings built in the 1950s). Today there is a five star hotel there. It has less rooms, the design has changed as well. Bathroom equipment, furniture and household appliances are all new. However the hotel has preserved the best from “Leningradskaya”: the decor, splendour, grandiosity. Many guests of the city stay there just to see its bronze grids, chandeliers, ceilings and furniture made from precious wood.
Today the hotel has 273 rooms. Each room has an individual air conditioner, climate control, satellite TV, an electric lock with a key card, a mini-bar, a coffee machine, a safe where a laptop can be stored, iron, a hair dryer, a gown and slippers.
After the reconstruction that finished in 2009 it opened as a Hilton hotel (as a part of the company Hilton Worldwide).
The sign says “Hilton. Hotel Leningradskaya”.
The interior is inspired by the ancient Russian architecture, including temple architecture.
The hotel was being built in 1949-53.
According to the idea of the designers the architecture of the hotel had to resemble the architecture of the XVIII century.
The interior of the hotel contrasts with the exterior.
For this splendour the architects were deprived of the Stalin Prize and punished.
Nikita Kruchev ordered to remove the original fretwork from its ceilings and paitings from the rooms.
It’s the place of the concierge.
Some details are even listed in the Book of Guinness World Records.
Bronze grids, chandeliers and lions, furniture from precious wood, ceilings are really impressive.
Khruschev didn’t like these lamps at all.
Even the five-pointed stars didn’t help to preserve the original ceilings.
The red carpets remind of the Soviet past.
Some ceilings are decorated with Russian ornament.
The chandelier listed in the Book of Guiness World Records is fifteen meters (50 ft) long, it illuminates five storeys.
There are a lot of vases like this in the hotel.
It’s the former restaurant of the hotel.
The building looks organic next to Komsomolskaya square.
It’s a VIP waiting room now.
Come to Moscow and have a nice stay in “Leningradskaya” hotel.