Saint- Petersburg celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2003.
And the openning of boutique hotel “Rachmaninov” in the historical centre has become a gift for the city .
The cozy rooms of art-hotel “Rachmaninov” are placed in the building, constructed in the 19th century, just behind the Kazansky Cathedral on a quiet street in two minutes walk from the Nevsky Prospect. The hotel is situated within walking distance to the majority of cultural and historical monuments, theatres and museums of the Northern Capital of Russia.
The hotel has 24 exclusive rooms, and every room has a unique design. The interior is decorated with antique furniture from the collection of the owners of the hotel, it creates special atmosphere that combines the spirit of the Pre-revolutionary years in Russia and the bohemian chic of modern days.
In 2008, on fifth anniversary of the Art-hotel “Rachmaninov”, the art performance of 26 famous artists of Saint-Petersburg was held. Most of them are well-known not only in Russia but also abroad, including members of Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses. The music of the grandiouse composer Sergei Rachmaninov sounded in the Hotel, and the modern artists, inspired by its images, painted the doors of the rooms. The result exceeded all expectations!
Art-hotel “Rachmaninov” received a unique gift – a permanent ‘gallery of doors”. Since that time the boutique hotel Rachmaninov has become both hotel and gallery – successful exhibitions of contemporary artists are held within its walls. The themes of the contemporary art are shown in the interiors of rooms and corridors of this private hotel in Saint- Petersburg.
Art-hotel “Rachmaninov” is the “do” note in the scale of small hotels of Saint-Petersburg!