The National is a unique Russian historical and cultural monument that stands apart from Moscow's other hotels.
In more than hundred years of its history the National has lived through times of prosperity and devastation, been at the centre of war and revolution and has shared all the misfortunes and upheavals that have been Russia's fate over this eventful century. The National's guests today include state leaders and prominent politicians, public figures, scientists, businessmen, writers, actors and musicians. The National is one of the centres of public, political and cultural life in Russia today.
- The hotel's building designed by architect Alexander Ivanov was built in 1902
- The hotel welcomed the first guests in 1903 with 160 rooms and was named “Natsional’naya”. The interior makes the emphatic reference on the main staircase of the unique design made of white marble with gilt plastered decorations and metal barriers.
- From 1903 to 1910 a set of postcards was issued with the representation of the Natsional’naya.
- In 1933, the National became part of the Intourist the state company for foreign tourism.
- At the end of the 1960s, a modern glass and concrete hotel, the Intourist, was built just next to the National. In 1983, the State Committee for Foreign Tourism merged the National and the Intourist hotels into a single complex. In 1989, a new decision was made to reorganize the National-Intourist hotel complex and separate it into two independent hotels again.
- 1995 the National became the part of the Le Meridien hotel chain, one of the world's biggest hotel chains and owns five-star hotels around the world.
- In 2000 on the recommendation of Le Meridien, the National was renamed the Le Royal Meridien National.
- In 2009 the National joined the Luxury Collection by Starwood Hotels & Resorts, a glittering esemble of more than 70 of the world's finest hotels and resorts around the world. The Luxury Collection® is a selection of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories.
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Suite 177. There was the reading room with a large library; the latest issues of newspapers and magazines were delivered there. At the moment this room belongs to the Kremlin Suite.
Room 107 at Hotel National. In October 1917, it was decided to accommodate Vladimir Lenin in. Lenin and Nadezda Krupskaya spent seven days. Now this suite belongs to Kremlin Suites. In addition to Vladimir Lenin the National Hotel accommodated other soviet leaders - Trotsky and Dzerzhinsky.
Suite 101 was called ‘Louis XVI Suite’ and Suite 115 – ‘Louis XV Suite’. A few pieces of the original interior decoration have survived: paintings on the ceilings in Suite 115 and the fireplace decorated with white marble and a metal lattice in Apartment 101. Nowadays these suites belong to the Presidential Suites.
Use the unique opportunity and book your event in the historic building of the National Hotel or stay in one of the most famous and historic hotels in Moscow, where such politicians and celebrities as: Vladimir Lenin, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Anna Pavlova, Anatole France, Herbert G.Wells, Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, the Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich and many others.