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March 1, 1881. Also within mere footsteps are the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Maly Theatre, which along with the Mariinsky constitutes the foundation of St. Petersburg's famed performance arts community. Right across Nevsky Prospekt are the magnificent Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan and the sprawling arcades of the Gostinyy Dvor Department Store The Grand Hotel Europe has played host throughout its lifetime to the great names of Russian history and to notable figures and leading personalities from all over the world. A favorite haunt of Tchaikovsky, Turgenev, Anna Pavlova, and Maxim Gorky, the hotel continues to this day to attract the rich, famous, and talented from around the globe. In 1996 alone, we were pleased to welcome President Bill Clinton, Chancellor Helmut

Kohl, Prince Michael of Kent, the Prince of Malaysia, Sir Peter Ustinov, and Sharon Stone, as well as many other celebrities and VIPs. In a city filled with stirring monuments and historic sites, the Grand Hotel Europe is proud to be numbered among the cultural landmarks of St. Petersburg. The building itself dates from 1824, with a preserved Baroque facade designed by the Italian architect Carlo Rossi as well as original art nouveau interiors. Great care was taken in the renovation to preserve the building's distinctive nineteenth century architecture, including its elegant main staircase as well as its private function rooms, its suites and bedrooms, and its stunning, landmark restaurants and bars. Conveniently situated in the heart of St. Petersburg, we are within walking

distance of the Winter Palace Square and Hermitage Museum. The Russian Museum, the Philharmonic Society, and the Moussorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre are only moments away. Our concierge will help you explore our intriguing and beautiful city by organizing sightseeing tours, arranging transportation, obtaining ballet and opera tickets, and securing restaurant reservations. For business travelers, we provide exceptional support facilities and services, as well as offering event planning for meetings, conferences and banquets in any of our outstanding function rooms As the city of St. Petersburg reawakens to its vibrant history and its tradition as one of the cultural centers of Europe, the Grand Hotel Europe will help you discover a unique blend of the City’s newfound energy and

natural warmth, while guaranteeing the very best standards of hospitality and service. From the moment you arrive, we promise to envelop you in our time-honored tradition of gracious Russian luxury. As our guest, you will experience the romance of St. Petersburg’s glorious past while enjoying the deluxe modern facilities of Russia’s leading Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you to our Hotel and to our beautiful City. Awards The Grand Hotel Europe was accepted into "The Leading Hotels of the World" in 1994; it was the first Russian hotel to receive this prestigious award. It also received the Egon Ronay Guide Award for the best hotel in Eastern Europe. The hotel is a member of the "Swiss International Hotels" group and has been chosen as one of "The

most famous Hotels in the world", along with a special book which has been written about the legendary history of this home. Reservations Since 1995 this pearl of a hotel is being managed by Kempinski Hotels Restaurants & Bars Guests of the Grand Hotel Europe may choose from no less than seven superlative bars and restaurants, ranging from the airy charm of afternoon tea in the Mezzanine Café to the exceptional grace and distinguished culinary artistry of the Europe Restaurant. For late night drinks, there is no more captivating and convivial surround than the Lobby Bar, while at Sadko's, the meeting spot, the energy--like the nightly live music--reaches a slightly higher pitch. Rossi's, an informal spot possessed of a superb wine list, serves delicious Italian dishes

all day long, and at Chopsticks those with a longing for Chinese can enjoy authentic Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine. Most recently, the hotel commemorated the grand re-opening of its historic Caviar Bar, an elegant, intimate spot in which to enjoy Russia's most renowned, exquisite fare. Europe Restaurant There is no rival to the Europe Restaurant for the distinction of being St. Petersburg's most elegant dining choice. Still graciously adorned by its entrancing, Art Deco stained glass ceilings and rear wall, executed by Benoit in 1905, this grand and historic restaurant genuinely evokes an earlier age of Russian magnificence. Each night, parties enjoy the hushed intimacy of its five intricately carved wooden balconies and five recessed dining alcoves, or the splendid glow of the