Savoy Hotel, Moscow

The Savoy Hotel Moscow is a Russian historical hotel in the Moscow city center, re-opened after major renovation in 2005. The symbol of the hotel is a salamander.

The Savoy Hotel Moscow
Hotel Savoi Moscow, 1930-s.jpg
Hotel Savoi Moscow, 1930s
General information
Location3/6, b.1, Rozhdestvenka Str.
Town or cityMoscow, 109012
CountryRussian Federation

LocationEdit

55°45′38″N 37°37′23″E / 55.76056°N 37.62306°E / 55.76056; 37.62306, at 3/6, b.1, Rozhdestvenka, Moscow, 109012, Russia.

HistoryEdit

The Savoy Hotel opened in 1913. At that time, the original five-storey building had the most up-to-date equipment of the time, such as elevators, telephones in the rooms, and safes. Among the famous hotel guests were Sergey Yesenin, Isadora Duncan, and Antoine de Saint Exupéry. Moscow literati en masse honored the hotel with their presence, reading their new poems there. After the Russian Revolution and World War II the Savoy remained a main attraction for the children of the Communist elite.

In 1959, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the German Democratic Republic, the hotel was renamed Berlin and started specializing on guests from Germany and Austria. Only in 1989 did the hotel return to its historical name.

In recent years, Montserrat Caballé, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Maradona, Richard Gere, Patricia Kaas, Cindy Crawford and other celebrities stayed at the hotel.

In December 2005, the Savoy Hotel had a second birth. The total volume of investments in its reconstruction was over US$20,000,000. It finished with certification in the "5 stars" category and became the first Russian representative of the prestigious league of «Small Luxury Hotels of the World».

The redesign was made by Leonardo Tognoni, who had previously restored Palazzo Barberini and Borghese Gallery in Rome, as well as the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The retro style of the hotel's past collaborates with the fashions of today. An important trend was the use of natural materials such as wood, marble, and wool. The fusion and grandeur of the hotel allows positioning it as a boutique hotel.

Current ownershipEdit

The hotel is owned by OAO Infa-Otel, whose stock is shared between Musgrave Holdings (84%), a member of the Guta Group, and the government of Moscow (16%).

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