The imposing seven storey building of The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg was constructed in 1977 at the site in front of Alexander Nevsky Lavra, exact at the place where the main street of St. Petersburg the Nevsky Prospect meets the Neva river. The Nevsky Prospect ends at the Square named after Alexander Nevsky. The Square designed by the architect I. Starov is situated in front of the main entrance to Alexander Nevsky Lavra one of the four Lavras in Russia. The Lavra contains cemetery monuments to famous persons from the 18th and 19th centuries. There are graves and monuments to Lomonosov, Fonvisine, Karamsine, Krylov, Jukovsky, Dostoevsky, Glinka, Musorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Chaikovsky, Ivanov, Kramskoy and many other noblest people of Russia. At the last century the Alexander Nevsky Square was reconstructed by the project of well known architects Kamensky and Goldgore. A new bridge also named after Alexander Nevsky was built in direction to the Small Okhta to connect by the short distance the Nevsky Prospect with the East side of St. Petersburg. At 1967 the new underground (metro) station was open at this site. The station was named after Alexander Nevsky as well. From 1974 to 1977 the site was under construction again. The new comfortable hotel was erected there. The Hotel named Moscow attracted visitors with the imposing architecture combined with the magnificent interior decor of the halls, gourmet cuisine offered by the restaurants, sophisticated splendour of the rooms. The architectural asceticism expressed by the simplicity and harmony of its construction and the combination of glass and steel make The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg modern in our days. The interior of The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg creates the atmosphere of freedom, purity and relaxation.
The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg is well situated for the business traveller with nearby Metro access, a fast link to the city's Pulkovo International Airport and just a ten minute drive away from the city centre and Nevsky Prospect. Within walking distance are Kazan Cathedral, an outstanding example of the early 19th century Russian architecture, erected on the site of a small stone church to hold the ancient icon of Our Lady of Kazan, the Church of the Resurrection (The Saviour on Blood), an important landmark that was created on the exact site where the Russian Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in 1881, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the 4th greatest cupola cathedral in the world, richly decorated with monolithic columns, paintings, mosaics, sculptures, marble and semi-precious stones, the Hermitage (Winter Palace), the largest museum in the world; former winter residence of Russian tsars, the Mariinsky Theatre, where act one of the best troupes in the world, classical ballets and international operas, Yusupov Palace, a beautiful example of St. Petersburg's early 18th century architecture; there you will have a chance to see the room where Rasputin was killed and other places of interest and the boutiques and salons of the high class Nevsky shopping district.
This location of The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg gives the priority in comparison with other St. Petersburg hotels. An another priority is that The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg allows pets to stay in a room.
All floor lobbies are decorated with a lot of green plants and flowers and are beloved place for a short rest for those who choose The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg for a stay. There is a Winter Garden situated at the second floor as well. Over seven hundred comfortable rooms and suites of The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg are delightfully designed and truly accommodating. The visitors enjoy the magnificent city views from their rooms. Great facilities for businessmen are offered by The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg's business centre. For a special occasion the visitors may order conference halls for holding negotiations, conferences, seminars and presentation ceremonies. The hotel proposes several restaurants, coffee-houses and bars, cable and satellite TV, global telephone system, air ticket booking-office, drugstore, sauna, barber's parlour, solarium, massage, cleaning and laundry, first-aid station, exchange office, 24 hr. room-service, boutiques.
The safety of guests of The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg is the first priority of its stuff. The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg offers its guests the best in security, convenience and a full range of services to make a stay in St. Petersburg secure, pleasant and easy.
For the period from 1997 till 2002 there were reconstruction and renovation works at The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg which turned The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg to be the certified three star hotel. The list of works included: replacement and reconstruction of 15 elevators of Moscow Hotel, installation of the modern system of ventilation, air-conditioning and heating to create and support optimal climate in banquet-halls, conference-halls, in restaurants and operating areas of The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg, repair and re-equipment of 48% of rooms with the specialised hotel furniture and fire-proof, noise absorbing doors, installation of the digital ATX with the replacement of all cables which allow to transmit data in all standards, to organise teleconference sessions and to provide a whole range of telecommunication services at The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg, placement to every room the new TV sets and introduction of the modern digital equipment to ensure high quality of video images and to allow for the guests to choose among 14 regular and 19 satellite TV programs with over 400 channels. The future plans of renovation of The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg are to capital repair of 225 double rooms, including renovation of utilities, replacement of furniture and installation of air-condition system, capital repair of the main lobby including construction of main entrance with the roof overhang, construction of a conference-hall of 200-250 seats to be furnished with modern audio and video equipment and simultaneous interpretation system, construction of a penthouse restaurant with a viewpoint and panoramic elevators, installation of the air-conditioning system in 40 suits, capital repair of The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg heating system.
Conference Halls and Banquet facilities of The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg attract sport teams, leisure travellers and businessmen, planners and organisers of conferences, seminars tending to get a complex service and professional level of co-ordination. The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg feature truly unique conference and banquet facilities catering to any happening: from business meetings, conferences, seminars, cocktail receptions to large-scale events. There are also restaurants, bars, night club, casino, billiard at The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg.
The Moscow Hotel, St. Petersburg is able to accommodate up to 1,500 guests. There are 735 rooms and suites in the hotel (100 Single and 448 Twin Standard rooms, 25 Single and 112 Twin/Double Renovated Business Class rooms, 32 Standard, 8 Business Class Suites, 10 Suites-Apartments). All the rooms equipped with the electronic key locks, have a bathroom, long-distance telephones, satellite TV, mini-bar. The rooms of the upgraded categories are equipped with hair dryers and air-conditioners. Some of the hotel rooms give a wonderful view of the city. Peaceful and quiet, the comfortable furniture, the cosy halls are conducive to good rest.