In St. Petersburg, a unique hotel was opened – a five-star premium boutique hotel Wawelberg with its own theater and banquet halls.
In early April 2021, the technical opening of the hotel took place. Since mid-April, the “house with mascarons” began to receive its first guests. A new chapter in the history of the legendary building of St. Petersburg has begun.
The location of the hotel rooms in the arms of the architectural masterpiece of the Italian Neo-Renaissan near the Palace Square, the Hermitage, the Admiralty and the Neva embankment offers a unique opportunity to get in touch with the historical grandeur and beauty of the northern capital.
The project of the building was created by architect Marian Peretyatkovich for banker Mikhail Wawelberg, a representative of a famous Polish family of bankers.
The project was implemented in 1911-1912.
Initially, the house housed the apartment of the owner of the building, the Russian branch of a large commercial bank and premises for rent. A few decades later, the office of the satyricon magazine, the Aurora publishing house, the Central Air Communications Agency and the Aeroflot ticket office, the Berezka currency store, the Leningrad State Institute for Urban Design settled here.
The reconstruction of a unique object of cultural heritage, one of the city symbols, was 10 years.
In a modern interpretation of the American classics, the interior design of the hotel has been developed. Glass concrete structures are ideally combined with an oak fireplace, marble baths, decorative elements of onyx.
The undeniable advantages of the Hotel Wawelberg:
- special architecture, imbued with the spirit of the city;
- a unique complex of high-tech solutions brought to life with a careful attitude to the historical heritage (the “Smart House” system);
- magnificent sculptures of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Dashi Namdakov, decorating the hotel lobby and the Rotunda;
- the amazing nature of Russia in the photos of Sergey Gorshkov, winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, in the hotel rooms;
- special service concept;
- author’s cuisine.
Hotel Wawelberg has 79 rooms. All rooms are divided into categories: historical, suite and deluxe.
Unique historical rooms, the interiors of which were restored by high-class masters, restorers, allow you to feel the spirit of history, carefully touch its past.
Suites on the sixth floor have their own access to open panoramic terraces with a gorgeous view of the historic center of the city and its main attractions.
Here you can admire the unique white nights, meet the sunrises and see off the sunsets that drive you crazy, watch the slowly floating clouds over the Hermitage.
Deluxe rooms with views of the courtyard (Atrium), Nevsky Prospekt and Malaya Morskaya Street are suitable for lovers of modern luxury style and special comfort.
Spacious junior suite with stunning views of Nevsky Prospekt, consisting of a living room and a bedroom, created in the style of noble luxury.
A special flavor of the hotel is given by its magnificent halls:
1. Banquet hall Wawelberg Hall.
This elegant arts center with gold leaf-covered columns and wrought iron lamps, with coffered ceilings is the former operating room of a trading bank. Designed for theatrical performances, weddings, photo shoots and other solemn events.
2. Birch cabinet.
The hall overlooking Malaya Morskaya Street, with a soundproof coating is equipped with modern equipment for business meetings or family celebrations.
3. Restaurant Atrio.
The bright, airy hall of the restaurant with a modern multimedia projection system is located in the courtyard under glass vaults and is combined with the hotel gallery. Suitable for chamber celebrations and master classes in culinary art.
Domed space with a unique restored historical painting on the ceiling, located near the main entrance to the hotel. Stone design restrained keeps in itself peace and fills the soul with harmony. Here you can register conference participants, arrange a buffet with coffee for guests before the start of business and not only events. This place gives uniqueness to any event, and the inspiring details of the Rotunda allow you to feel comfortable and festive at the same time.
The hotel’s facilities include a concierge service, gym, wellness area with sauna, laundry, transfer, visa support, business services and pleasant things for children.
Many components of the interior of the hotel are marked by a fragment of the coat of arms of the banking house and the initials of the head of the famous family – Hipolit Wawelberg (Hipolit Wawelberg).
The Hotel Wawelberg will be equally interesting for both local and foreign tourists.