New Moscow luxury hotel opens in historic “Seven Sisters” structure

If you’re Russia-bound soon, this hotel is a must-see: Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow recently opened in one of Moscow’s legendary “Seven Sisters” skyscrapers after a three-year renovation of the former “Hotel Ukraina.”

The Seven Sisters structure, built between 1949 and 1957 and combining neo-classical, Russian Baroque and Gothic architecture, is now home to a new 506-guestroom Radisson.

“This hotel is a milestone in Rezidor’s history. It combines Moscow’s rich historical and cultural heritage with the international first class standards Radisson Blu is known for,” commented Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Brussels-based hotel management company The Rezidor Hotel Group.

The interior of the hotel features restored ceiling frescoes and murals as well as over 1,200 original master works by Russian artists from the first half of the twentieth century. Art on display include paintings by Vasily Polenov, Julius Klever, Alexander Deineka, Dmitry Nalbandian, Max Birstein, Michael Suzdal’tsev, Nicholas Romadin, and Mikhail Kupriyanov. On the ground floor, a 1977 diorama “Moscow: the capital of the USSR” presents a 1312-square-foot, scaled representation of the historical center of Moscow from Luzhniki to Zemlyanoy Val.

The hotel’s guestrooms and suites combine traditional mid-century Russian furniture and architecture and also feature bath amenities by Penhaligon’s, Frette robes, and signature Radisson Blu services such as complimentary high-speed internet. If you splurge for the 1,200-square-foot Presidential Suite, you’ll stay in style with two bedrooms, a living room, full kitchen with Nespresso machine, dining room, and views of the Russian White House and Moscow skyline.

The Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow features five restaurants and lounges ranging in menus from Italian to Mediterranean to Iranian cuisine. The hotel also offers culinary boat tours on the Moskva River. Take advantage of the 11,000-square-foot Royal Wellness Club, which includes a 164- foot heated indoor pool, fully equipped gym, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, beauty parlor and massage rooms.