The Cosmos Hotel Moscow is located in north-central Moscow in a green zone on the city's major streets Mira Avenue. It is located next to the VDNKh exhibition center, close to Ostankino Telecom Tower, the Olympic Stadium and the "Sokolniki" Exhibition Complex.
The hotel complex was built to serve the XXII Summer Olympic Games held in Moscow in 1980. The building and the nearby monument "Conquerors of Space" were developed jointly by a team of Soviet - V. Andreev and T. Zaikin and French architects (O. Kakub, P. Jouglet, S. Epstein). With 1,777 rooms is the largest in Russia. The official opening ceremony took place on 18 July 1979 and was attended by prominent politicians, businessmen, and stars of the Soviet system.