Hotel Ukraina that opened on May 25, 1957 was recognized as the largest hotel in Europe. For many years it was dubbed as “Moscow home” for guests from all around the globe. After half a century in service, the hotel required a thorough overhaul and complete modernization. The work continued for three years, and then, on April 28, 2010 a new, modern hotel was opened in the legendary building: Radisson Royal, Moscow. The hotel combines the best features of two eras: the grand imperial style and the moving aesthetics of the socialist society exist here in seamless harmony with modern “smart comfort” and global traditions of five-star service.
Extraordinary architecture and superior style of the hotel have attracted remarkable persons: the book of distinguished guests is filled with autographs of such stars as, e.g., Marcello Mastroianni, Robert De Niro, Michel Legrand, Patricia Kaas, Cesaria Evora, Zachary Quinto, Dominic Cooper, Michael Flatley, Audrey Tautou, Sophie Loren, Joaquin Cortés, Ralph Fiennes, Francis Ford Coppola, Ving Rhames, Sean Bean, Christian Slater, Adrien Brody, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Cristiano Ronaldo and other celebrities.
- Historical name: Hotel Ukraina
- Year opened: 1957
- Authors: A. G. Mordvinov, Academician of Architecture, President of the USSR Academy of Architecture; P. A. Krasilnikov, structural engineer; V. G. Kalish, co-planner for residential buildings; and V. K. Oltarzhevski, Doctor of Architecture, co-planner of the building’s stylobate.
- Style: Stalinist Empire
- Building characteristics: height 206 meters (including the spire, 73 meters long); total floor area approx. 88 thousand square meters;
- Status: Historical and cultural landmark of regional significance (established in 2005, No. 597)