The history of the hotel
«Rachmaninov» is the one and only hotel in Saint-Petersburg where comforts of home combine harmoniously with the original museum aesthetics when sophisticated atmosphere of the XIX century unites with the poetry of the Silver Century and exquisite modernity chic.
Boutique hotel with the on-the-nose name is situated in the historical building founded two centuries ago. This old apartment house couple of steps far from Nevsky Prospect takes place behind The Kazan Cathedral and complies with the unique Saint-Petersburg spirit as well as possible. The staff of art-hotel treats hotel’s history with great love and respect and keeps carefully the interiors of the room where the great Russian composer Sergey Vasilievich Rachmaninov has spent the part of his youth. He lived in one of the rooms of the house as a student of the Conservatory, so the furniture and interiors of the boutique hotel named in his honor keep not only the secrets of the past but also the resilient spirit of art.
Art-Hotel «Rachmaninov» not only particularly well-situated at the very centre of Saint-Petersburg with perfect accessibility. There is a unique collection of pieces of art presented which allows to take in the arts and reveal your talents. Thematical vernissages, music evenings various festivals and art lectures take place at the hotel regularly.
For instance, in 2008 on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the hotel a unique performance featuring 26 talented Russian artists was organized. They painted the room doors listening to the magnificent music of Sergey Rachmaninov. The result had far exceeded all of the expectations of both staff and guests! Now the became also a gallery of author’s doors and guests are accommodated at unique rooms since each one of them was individually painted by a master and there is no other door like this not at any point of the world.
At th 2nd floor there is a private photo gallery of the Art-hotel – “RD”. It actively cooperates with the Russian Photography Artists Union and acquires big authority to the photography admirers and to the professional photographers . If you need to host a press-conference, seminar or training in a cozy and sophisticated atmosphere you will not find a better place than conference room of the hotel.
All rooms and spaces are united with a common theme of art. In atmosphere like this you will definitely will be hit on inspiration!