Constructed by the famed Russian architect Alexander Ivanov, a member of The Emperor Academy of Arts, Hotel National welcomed its first guests in 1903. Built in the Moscow Modern style, the hotel displayed Ivanovs penchant for âclassicizedâ eclecticism, which combined varied ornamented dÃ©cor motifs from late classicism. Prior to the revolution, this ornate style drew foreign diplomats, politicians, royals, business tycoons, and famous performers, including the Russian composer Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, the great ballerina Anna Pavlova, renowned English author Herbert Wells, and many others. After 1917, Hotel National was proclaimed the First House of the Soviets and became a residence of the Bolshevik government, accommodating top communist leaders including Vladimir Lenin. From 1931 to 1932, the hotel underwent extensive renovations, including refurbishment of the building's main facades, renewal of its interiors, and more. Additionally, the hotels elegant furnishingsâtaken from former estates and palacesâwere supplemented with artifacts from Russian tsar palaces and aristocratic estates. As a result, the hotel took on a museum-like quality, with singular furniture, exceptional paintings, and exclusive objets d'art, which remain in the premises today. During World War II, Hotel National served as a centre for the anti-fascist coalition and a large number of government delegations stayed there. This role continued throughout the 20th century, as it hosted a league of distinguished guests. In 1991 Hotel National began its most recent renovation and reconstruction, which ended on May 9, 1995 (Victory Day), when the hotel reopened its doors. This same year, The Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry officially bestowed the hotel with a top five-star rating. In 1997, Hotel National joined Le MÃ©ridien, establishing itself as Le Royal MÃ©ridien National., For non-US hotels, rates confirmed in USD may be converted to local currency by the hotel at your time of stay, based on the exchange rate used by the hotel.
Surroundings: The Hotel National is located in the very heart of Moscow just opposite the Kremlin. All major cultural/ business and commercial areas are within walking distance from the hotel. The nearest metro station is just around the corner. It will take about 40 minutes to get the international airport and about 15 minutes to get the train station
Capacity: 7 floor(s), 216 rooms\
General: air conditioned; barber/beauty shop; business center; free parking; lounge; meeting/banquet facilities; restaurant; safe deposit box; wireless internet access
Special Services: 24 hour front desk; 24 hour room service; 24 hour security; car rental desk; concierge; concierge desk; doorman; laundry/valet services; multilingual; porters; tour desk
Sports/Leisure: heated pool; indoor pool; massage; sauna; solarium
Address: 15/1 Mokhovaya Street, Moscow, Russia