Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow is a five-star luxury hotel in Moscow city centre, on a bend of the Moskva River, managed by the Rezidor Hotel Group.
Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, originally built in 1953 as Hotel Ukraina by Arkady Mordvinov and Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky (leading Soviet expert on steel-framed highrise construction), is the second tallest of the neoclassical Stalin-era "seven sisters" (198 m (650 ft), with 34 stories). It was the tallest hotel in the world from the time of its construction until the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel opened in Atlanta, Georgia, United States in 1976. Construction on the low river bank meant that the builders had to dig well below the water level. This was solved by an ingenious water retention system, using a perimeter of needle pumps driven deep into ground.
The hotel reopened on April 28, 2010 after a 3-year-renovation as the Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, with 505 bedrooms and 38 apartments. The impressive façade of the former Hotel Ukraina was restored in detail, while modern technology has been added, including multi-level water cleaning systems and unique air circulation systems.
The hotel features five hundred and five rooms, thirty eight apartments, five restaurants, a conference centre, executive floor, banquet hall, library, spa & wellness centre with 50m indoor swimming pool, and a fleet of Moskva River yachts.