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Hotel Astoria (Russian: гости́ница «Асто́рия») is a five-star hotel in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is located on Saint Isaac's Square, next to Saint Isaac's Cathedral and across from the historic Imperial German Embassy. The architect of the hotel was the Russo-Swedish architect Fyodor Lidval who developed a style based on art nouveau influenced by neo-classicism. The hotel was opened in 1912 and underwent a complete refurbishment in 2002.
Shortly after the Russian Revolution, it housed members of the Communist Party.
It has been reported, that Adolf Hitler planned to hold a victory banquet in the hotel's Winter Garden, and he was so convinced Leningrad would quickly fall, that invitations were printed in advance.
Hotel Astoria is managed by The Rocco Forte Collection along with its connected sister hotel, Hotel Angleterre, and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. It has 213 bedrooms, including 52 suites. One of the many famous and important guests was U.S. President George W. Bush.