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Saint Petersburg (hotel, Saint Petersburg)

“Saint Petersburg” (previously – hotel “Leningrad”) is a 3-star hotel in the historical center of Saint Petersburg located on the Pirogovskaya Embankment, 5. The hotel was founded in 1970.

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Location

Hotel “Saint-Petersburg” is located in one of the most beautiful places of the city: Pirogovskaya embankment, just in front of the famous cruiser Avrora. The hotel has a magnificent view of the river Neva, historical center of the city, including Isaak and Peter and Paul Cathedrals. Finlyandsky Rail Terminal is situated in 10 minutes of walk from the hotel, getting from the hotel to the “Pulkovo” airport takes around 40 minutes. One of the main advantages of the hotel is an immediate proximity to the most popular sightseeings of Saint-Petersburg.

History

Hotel “Saint-Petersburg” was built in 1967-1970, architects of the project were S.B. Speransky, V.E. Struzman and N.V. Kamensky. Foundation of the hotel with a symbolic name “Leningrad” was a great breakthrough not just because it was one of the first hotels of that size built after the war and also due to the advanced construction technologies put into practice. The hotel was excellently equipped, on the second floor guests found themselves in a winter garden with a breathtaking view of the historical part of the city. In the “Mirror fort” that looked like a glass cylinder was located a two-story restaurant, where events for the VIP guests of the city were held. During its history hotel “Saint-Petersburg” has received lots of celebrities. An exchange bar was opened in the hotel, which was an absolute rarity for Russia of the 1970s. Special appeal of the hotel were Cabaret performances that were extremely popular with guests and residents of the city.

Rooms

Hotel room capacity is 399 rooms:

  • Apartment - consist of bedroom with 2 single beds, cabinet, living room and bathroom. The room has panoramic view of the Neva River.
  • Delux Suite - consist of bedroom with 2 single beds, living room and bathroom. The room has panoramic view of the Neva River.
  • Superior Room – consist of bedroom with 1 double bed and bathroom. The room has panoramic view of the Neva River.
  • Standard – Single rooms and Twin rooms with 1 double or 2 single beds. Rooms have view of the Neva River and Courtyard.
  • Economy - Single and Twin rooms with 1 or 2 single beds. Rooms have view of the Neva River and Courtyard.
  • Each room has a satellite television, phone line and personal washing composition. Apartment, Delux Suite, Superior Room have refrigerator.

    Hotel facilities

  • Reception 24 hours
  • Storage baggage room
  • Safety box
  • Courier service
  • Concierge service
  • Booking
  • Parking
  • ATM
  • Exchange service
  • Taxi and transfer service
  • Internet access
  • Internet terminal
  • Souvenir shop
  • Laundering and ironing service
  • Restaurants

    There are several restaurants and bars on the territory of the hotel. To run the kitchen famous chiefs were involved. There are dishes of Russian, European, Japanese cuisine in the menu, also one of the restaurants is equipped with an own brewery and bakery. Life music performances are held almost daily.

  • Panoramic restaurant “Bering”
  • Lobby bar “Carlsberg”
  • Concert Hall “Aurora”
  • Night club “Torn off balls”
  • Congress Hall

    Every year dozens of scientific congresses, symposiums, and concerts are held in the hotel “Saint-Petersburg”. One of the largest concert halls of the city with the capacity of 797 places is located in the hotel. Also there are an exhibition area and 3 well-equipped conference halls in the hotel:

  • Glass conference hall (Capacity: 100-140 places, Area: 173 m2)
  • White conference hall (Capacity: 80 places, Area: 134 m2)
  • Blue conference hall (Capacity: 50 places, Area: 58 m2)
  • Conflagration of 1991

    On February 23, 1991, there was a fire in the hotel that was considered to be one of the worst conflagrations of the 20th century in Saint Petersburg. The seventh through ninth floors were involved. Seven guests and nine firefighters died. There is a monument to the firefighters who perished near the Kalininsky district fire station.

    Interesting facts

  • In 1986 the second part of the match for the world chess championship between Harry Kasparov and Anatoliy Karpov was held in the hotel.
  • During first ten years (between 1970 and 1980) the hotel received more than a million foreign guests.
  • Initially it was assumed that the hotel will be built in two stages: the first is a modern building of the hotel and design of the second stage was completed in the middle of the 1970s. It was planned to construct a 13-story building in the form of an open-ring with an inner courtyard with swimming pool and fountains. At the present time it is the building of Petrovsky fort.
  • In 2006 the second meeting of G8 ministersа finance was held in the hotel “Saint-Petersburg” was the first hotel in Soviet Union that applied western system of breakfasts: “Buffet-breakfast” and “Continental breakfast”
  • References

    Saint Petersburg (hotel, Saint Petersburg) Wikipedia


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