One of St Petersburg’s most renowned hotels, the Astoria was widely known for its grandeur in the lead up to the October Revolution.
Recently restored and renovated, the hotel is a statement in class and luxury, with interiors that reflect the splendor of the city. An array of artwork decorates the lobby and hallway areas, while the rooms combine elegant décor with comfort and tranquility. The on-site Davidoff restaurant is a great place to experience traditional Russian cuisine, and the spa facilities are excellent. Business travelers will find fantastic conference rooms that can accommodate up to 450 people and include stateof- the-art facilities. Located near the wonderful Mariinsky Theatre and with sumptuous views over St Isaac’s Square, the Astoria has once again become world-renowned for its grandeur.
TOP SUITE COMPOSER SUITES
Why we love it: Most luxurious hotels have one or two outstanding suites; the Hotel Astoria has five, each named for a famous Russian composer – Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rakhmaninov, Shostakovich and Stravinsky. Each of the suites feature two bedrooms and a living room, and continue the hotel’s theme of sophistication and elegance, with a décor that includes paintings, sculptures and chandeliers. The main difference between the suites is your choice of view; do you prefer to gaze out over the Statue of Nicholas II and the Mariinsky Palace, or the beautiful St Isaac’s Square and Cathedral?
- Square footage: 1,162
- Nightly rate: $5,950