Moscow, October 2022 – The Baltschug holds a special position within the Kempinski Hotel Group, which for 125 years has been known not only for being Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, but, above all, for its impeccable service and rich tradition of hospitality.
The name of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow has always been associated with Moscow's vibrant history and the main attractions of the Russian capital.
Located in the heart of Moscow, the hotel offers a picturesque view of the Kremlin, Red Square and Pokrovsky Cathedral. The inimitable image of the hotel makes Baltschug one of the capital's 'calling cards' for tourists visiting Moscow.
The historic façade dates from 1898, when the two-storey house standing on the site was rebuilt by the architect A.I. Ivanov into a solid building with corner towers topped with spires. A restaurant was opened on the ground floor, and the upper floors were used as artists' studios. More than 100 years ago, the views from the Baltschug windows were immortalised by the famous Russian artists A. Kuindzhi, K. Korovin, A. Vasnetsov, K.Yuon and others.
The view from these studios of the Moskvoretsky Bridge, the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral has become one of the most recognisable images of the capital, and today the same view impresses hotel guests, leaving lasting memories of their time spent in Moscow.
After the revolution in 1917, the building housed the offices of various organisations, in 1928 the Novomoskovskaya Hotel was opened, which later became a hostel for the People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs, and in 1955 it was reopened as the Bucharest Hotel. On 1 October 1992, after several years of reconstruction, Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow opened, and a new chapter in the history of the large and hospitable home started.
The hotel offers spacious rooms and suites with views of the Kremlin; the Baltschug Grill restaurant, the Café Kranzler and the Lobby Lounge bar; a health club and a beauty centre; and 12 modern conference rooms.
Over its 30 years, the hotel has been honoured with numerous titles and awards. Impeccable service and an unwavering commitment to the perfect comfort of its guests make the Baltschug a destination for tourists and business travellers visiting Moscow. Russia's first hotel under the management of a premium global hotel brand, Baltschug immediately became a "place of power" for major projects in business, politics, economy and culture on a global scale. Since its opening, the hotel has hosted many famous guests - politicians, including heads of state, world cinema and theatre stars, internationally renowned sportsmen, artists and musicians.
Over the years, the Baltschug has supported a huge number of cultural and charitable projects. Famous partners of the hotel include the Moscow State Conservatory, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Historical Museum and St-Basil's Cathedral, the Stanislavsky Foundation, Zaryadye Concert Hall and many others. "Russian and foreign guests often associate Baltschug with art and culture, " says Alexander Bobylev, Chairman of the Board - General Director of Baltschug LLC. – "Just like skilled artists or musicians who put their soul into their work, Hotel Baltschug Kempinski's employees masterfully anticipate and fulfil the wishes of their guests."
Over three decades, the hotel has raised several generations of hospitality industry professionals who have developed our country's hospitality industry or hold senior management positions in hotels abroad. "We are proud of our team," says hotel general manager Lada Samodumskaya. – "We have employees who have been with us since we opened and have known many of our regular guests for decades. And some of our guests still enjoy remembering their first visit to the hotel 30 years ago."
Today, Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow remains a symbol of modern luxury and impeccable service, welcoming its 30th anniversary full of new plans and ambitious projects.
About Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow: The five-star Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow is located in the heart of the Russian capital, with its rooms offering a picturesque view of the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral. The inimitable look of the hotel, whose historic facade dates back to 1898, makes Baltschug one of the capital's "visiting cards" for tourists and businessmen visiting Moscow. The hotel offers guests spacious rooms and suites with a view of the Kremlin; the Baltschug Grill restaurant, Café Kranzler and the Lobby Lounge bar; a health club and a beauty centre; and 12 modern conference rooms.
About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Today the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
Eugenia Goncharenko · Director of Marketing Communications & Public Relations
Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow
ul. Balchug, 1 · Moscow · 115035, Russia
T +7 495 287 20 00 · M +7 903 665 15 11 · [email protected]