Hotel Astoria is ideally located in the very centre of St Petersburg within easy walking distance from the famous Hermitage museum and Mariinsky Theatre. The hotel originally opened in 1912 may be called a bastion of aristocratic traditions and one of a few truly Russian luxury brands. Having been managed by the distinguished British hotelier Sir Rocco Forte since 1997 the hotel combines traditional character with the sophistication of an international luxury hotel. Hotel Astoria offers 188 stylish and well equipped rooms including 58 suites. Many of the rooms overlook St Isaac’s Square and the Cathedral.