Cosmos Hotel, Moscow
Cosmos Hotel, Moscow - General information of the hotel
Situated in the northern suburbs of Moscow in one of the most beautiful and ecologically safe areas, the Cosmos Hotel is by no means conveniently located for the city's main attractions, but it does sit next to VDNKh Metro Station, from which the Kremlin and Red Square are just 6 stops away. The Hotel windows give a magnificent view of "Losiny Ostrov" ("The Elk Island") a National Preserve and the All-Russia Exhibition Centre (V.V.C.), fairgrounds with various exhibitions and festivals held there, close to Ostankino Telecom Tower, Count Sheremetyev's Palace, the "Olimpijsky" Sports Complex and the "Sokolniki" Exhibition Complex. The Cosmos Hotel is a good 40-minute drive from Moscow's Sheremetevo International Airport.
The Prospect Mira will take you north along the Yaroslavskoye Shosse (highway) on a popular coach tour to famous Old Russian towns rich in architectural monuments of the 12-14 centuries: Zagorsk (70 km from Moscow), Pereslavl-Zalessky (140 km), Rostov Veliky (210 km), Yaroslavl (263 km).
The majestic 25-story Cosmos Hotel structure built in 1979 in accordance with the project created by French architects is a truly impressive sight for both city visitors and Moscovites. The imposing architecture is combined with the magnificent interior decor of the halls, gourmet cuisine offered by the restaurants, sophisticated splendour of the rooms. Here you will feel on top of the world.
The architectural asceticism expressed by the simplicity and harmony of its construction and the combination of glass and steel make the hotel similar to the spaceship striving to the universe. Even the interior of the hotel creates the atmosphere of cosmic freedom, purity and relaxation.
In the immediate vicinity of the Cosmos Hotel, guests will find two of the most spectacular Soviet monuments in the city. The incredible titanium Space Obelisk, a soviet rocket blasting off into the sky on a 100 meter plume of glistening metallic smoke, was built in 1964 to celebrate Cosmanaut (space man) Yury Gagarin's first orbit of the earth. The monument houses an impressive museum detailing the history of Russian Cosmanautics and is guarded by a statue of a pensive Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, the father of Russian rocketry. Across the road from the Cosmos Hotel are towers the impressive "Worker and Collective Farm Girl" statue, designed by Vera Mukhina for the Soviet pavilion at the 1937 Paris Expo to embody the very spirit and energy of the Soviet State. Striding bravely forward, with hammer and sickle raised high, the enormous figures represented industrial progress and Soviet dynamism and are among the most famous images of the Soviet inter-war years.
Directly opposite the Cosmos Hotel stands the expansive All-Russian Exhibition Center. Initially created in 1939 as the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition, the center was intended to demonstrate the economic and industrial achievements of Socialism in Russia and provide a forum for monumental Stalinist architecture and design. The exhibition complex became a permanent fixture under President Brezhnev but by the 1980s rather than celebrating the might of Soviet industry, the pavilions began to exhibit more and more Western-manufactured goods. Visitors can wander freely throughout the exhibition complex visiting pavilions dedicated to Atomic Energy, the Russian Coal Industry, Education and Science, Electro-technology, Agriculture and the Russian Space Program, featuring a genuine Vostok rocket similar to the one that sent Gagarin into orbit on his first successful mission.
Also located just a short walk from the Cosmos are the Moscow Botanical Gardens, covering 860 acres of parkland. Founded in 1945, the Gardens now house the largest collection of exotic plants and trees in the country.
The Cosmos Hotel is able to accommodate up to 2,000 guests. There are 1,777 rooms and suites in the hotel (1,564 Standard Twin rooms, 154 Cosmos Club executive rooms, 53 Junior and De Luxe Suites, 6 Superior Suites). All the rooms have a bathroom, air conditioning, long-distance telephones, satellite TV, mini-bar. Some of the hotel rooms give a wonderful view of the city. Peaceful and quiet, the comfortable furniture, the cosy halls are conducive to good rest.
Hotel Indoor Space - 106,113 sq.m.
Hotel Outdoor Space - 40,000 sq.m.
Total Guest Rooms Space - 36,626 sq.m.
Guest Rooms Floor Space - 2,695 sq.m.
|Security control video system and/or security
||Security and video control|
|Languages spoken by concierge
||English, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Room service 24 hours
|Safe deposit boxes at reception
||Yes at luggage room |
|Barber and hairdresser
||Yes. Open Mon-Fri from 8.00 to 20.00, Sat-San from 8.00 to 18.00|
||Yes. 24 hours a day|
||Yes. Open daily from 9.00 to 20.00|
|Fitness center equipment
||Yes. At Finn sauna|
|Sale point of airline and rail tickets
||Yes. Open daily from 9.00 to 20.00|
|Firs aid point
|Shops and kiosks
||Boutiques, newspaper and magazine booths, points of airline and train tickets, bank, exchange offices, bank cash machines, pharmacies, hair dresser and beauty saloon, dry-cleaning, shoes and dress repair, first aid point, slot machines, billiard room, health complex with sauna, solarium and massage room, parking, etc.|
||Yes. Pay. Secured.|