Hotel Leningradskaya

The Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel ( Russian: Гости́ница Ленингра́дская) is one of Moscow's Seven Sisters, skyscrapers built in the early 1950s in the Stalinist neoclassical style. Stalinist neoclassical architecture mixes the Russian neoclassical style with the style of American skyscrapers of the 1930s. A main element of Stalinist neoclassicism is its use of socialist realism art. The hotel, completed in 1954, was designed to be the finest luxury hotel in Moscow. Upon entering the hotel, the gold accents and hand-carved wooden ceiling impress visitors. The lobby boasts beautiful bronze statues, glittering chandeliers, and furniture in the Russian empire style. The staircase features one of the longest lighting fixtures in the world -- it was once in the Guinness Book of World Records. The halls and corridors of the hotel's upper floors are paneled in dark cherry wood and the rooms have views of Moscow. The Hotel includes a restaurant, bar, lounge, spa & beauty salon, fitness centre with swimming pool, exchange office, gift shop, meeting rooms, grand ballroom, and business center. The tower of the Hotel Leningradskaya dominates Komsomolskaya Square, with its three ornate railway stations (the Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky and Kazansky) located nearby, along with a main ring road of downtown Moscow. The hotel recently joined the Hilton chain after completing a multi-million dollar restoration and renovation.

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