Hotel Ukraina

Moscow, Russia

The Radisson Royal Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel which still maintains its historic name of Hotel Ukraina. Hotel Ukraina was commissioned by Joseph Stalin. It was designed by Arkady Mordvinov and Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky (leading Soviet expert on steel-framed highrise construction), and is the second tallest of the neoclassical Stalin-era 'seven sisters' (198 m, with 34 stories). It was the tallest hotel in the world from the time of its construction until the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel opened in Atlanta, Georgia, United States in 1976. Construction on the low river bank meant that the builders had to dig well below the water level. This was enabled by an ingenious water retention system, using a perimeter of needle pumps driven deep into the ground.

The hotel opened on May 25, 1957. It closed in 2007 for a complete renovation and restoration. In 2009, the owners signed a contract with the Rezidor Hotel Group to manage the hotel as the Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow. The hotel maintains its original name, however, for some purposes.

The hotel reopened on April 28, 2010 after its 3-year-renovation. The façade was restored in detail, while modern technology has been added, including multi-level water cleaning systems and air circulation systems.

There are also about 1,200 original paintings by the most prominent Russian artists of the first half of the 20th century, and on the first floor the diorama Moscow – Capital of the USSR in 1:75 scale shows the historical centre of Moscow and the city’s surroundings from Luzjniki to Zemlyanoi Val in the year 1977, when the artwork was created.

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Angleen Malik (11 months ago)
Absolutely shoddy hotel with no concern for the guests. They have their own rules and will not bend them even if they are wrong. Complete wrong choice by us,never again. Was a nightmare from reservations to check out on day 3. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere
Ilya Shevyryaev (18 months ago)
- Small suite room with a view facing air conditioning system (floor14) - Minibar with sensors, no room for my caviar - Poor sound isolation between rooms, if someone throws a party on the floor, then you’re in no matter what + Great breakfast + Great fitness club with a DJ on Fridays!
John “JD” Doe (2 years ago)
If you are travelling to Moscow, then pay a visit here, even if you are not going to stay. Really nice lobby bar, diarama service and interiors, yet some of them have that Soviet-posh style, which you can immediately feel (doesn't mean you won't like it, just a thing to consider). The building is marvelous, views and location are also great. Parking and transportation are not as good, which is just a state of things in Moscow.
Robert Milchem (2 years ago)
This place is must go to on any trip or tour of moscow. The hotel is absolutely Immaculate and the staff speaks many different languages. There are lots of restaurants many with great city views high up in the gothic Towers. Even if you just come for afternoon tea or light snack it's well worth it. Every time I come to Moscow I visit. If you spend the night make sure you get the breakfast buffet it is great and very reasonably priced.
T.J. Suresh (2 years ago)
Magnificent architecture, grand lobby, comfortable rooms, variety of restaurants
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