Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow has taken the title of World’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony.
The event was this year hosted by La Cigale Hotel, Doha, Qatar, with industry leaders from around the globe in attendance to celebrate the achievement.
An expert jury of 200 leading tour operators and industry professionals selected the property, which was historically known as Hotel Ukraina, from a competitive field.
This is the fourth time the hotel has taken the award, proving successful strategic development and effective guest communication are an excellent springboard for leadership in the hospitality industry.
The hotel’s collection of World Travel Awards now consists of 13 golden statues.
World Travel Awards, held annually since 1993, recognises the achievements of the most distinguished members of tourism market.
The votes of independent world leading tour operators determine the winners from the large number of nominees in totality of quality criteria.
The winners have the opportunity to use the WTA emblem as a symbol of quality in tourism.
UKRAINA Hotel, today Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, is a part of the group of legendary and notable buildings of the Russian capital, better known as the Seven Sisters.
Distinguished by their exceptional architecture significantly defining the image of Moscow, these Stalin’s skyscrapers are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Smolenskaya Square, the main building of Moscow State University on Vorobyevy Hills, the building on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment, an administrative and living building near the metro station ‘Krasniye Vorota’, Leningradskaya Hotel in the Kalanchevskaya street, an apartment building on Kudrinskaya Square, and, of course, UKRAINA Hotel in the Kutuzovsky prospect, the seventh Stalin’s skyscraper.
The total area building is more than 88 thousand square meters; its height is 206 meters, including the 73-meter-long spire.
The central segment with a tower is balanced with solidity and strict forms of the side wings.
The small corner towers and the vases underline the palatial splendor of the building while the spire imparts the excellent strictness.
The Soviet symbols in the exterior of the UKRAINA Hotel have lost its political value by now and have become a stylistic flavor.
On May 25th, 1957 UKRAINA Hotel was triumphantly presented to the public.
Being the highest hotel in Europe at that period, it amazed everyone with the splendor of its interiors and welcomed guests from all over the world.
Half-century later, in 2007, started large-scale renovation works, meant not only to return the hotel’s original look, but also to modernize old engineer systems, to implement lately innovated technical equipment.
The walls of the public areas have been tiled with rare sorts of Italian and Spanish marble, the floor has been decorated with a color granite from India.
White columns are performed in an Italian marble.