GRAND HOTEL EUROPE
With a list of past guests – among them Sharon Stone and Sir Paul McCartney – that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood, Grand Hotel Europe has a 135-year history of welcoming VIPs from the world over.
Peruse the magnificently appointed interiors or sample the cuisine at one of seven onsite eateries and you’ll understand why. An overhaul in 1991 gave new life to the hotel and visitors will find the blend of pre- Revolutionary Russia and modern amenities a welcoming experience. Arguably one of the finest hotels in the city, Grand Hotel Europe will have you feeling like a Tsar.
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Why we love it: French designer Michael Jouannet, known for his restoration work on classic hotels like Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Palace, has combined history with high style in this suite’s luxurious interiors. The end result recalls the opulence and elegance of St Petersburg in the era of Emperor Alexander I – without sacrificing an ounce of comfort, thanks to silk fabrics and soft furnishings. This generously-sized suite offers a large living room with an adjoining glass-covered winter garden, a marble and lacquered wood bathroom and an antique-styled bedroom. Amenities include a minibar, satellite TV with DVD player, wireless internet and a Bose music center. Guests can order dinner service for their room, have clothing laundered and acquire theater tickets, all arranged through the Grand Hotel Europe’s unique butler service at the press of a button.
- Square footage: 968
- Nightly rate: $3,165