Grand Hotel Europe (русский. Гранд Отель Европа; known as Hotel Evropeiskaya until 1991) vies with Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel and Hotel Astoria for the title of the most luxurious five-star hotel in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of great hotels of the 19th-century Europe, it opened its doors to the public on January 28, 1875, replacing an earlier inn situated on the same site. Its marble-and-gilt interiors, sweeping staircases and elegant furniture attracted crowds of well-to-do visitors, including Ivan Turgenev, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy, H.G. Wells, Igor Stravinsky, Gustav V of Sweden, Elton John, Jacques Chirac, to name only a few notables who lodged there.
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In the 1910s, the hotel was remodelled in the Art Nouveau style to designs by Fyodor Lidval and Leon Benois. The latest major renovation was carried on between 1989 and 1991.
The hotel was featured in the 1995 James Bond movie, GoldenEye. However, none of the movie was shot at the hotel, the exterior used was actually the Langham Hotel in London, while the interiors were sets. Шаблон:-