The great novel of Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment, was the inspiration to create an iconic hotel in the heart of St. Petersburg. To design, depth and drama characterizes the atmosphere of Radisson Sonya Hotel, in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. It aims to offer its guests a true taste of the destination. The Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, a groundbreaking novel that revealed the layered, unpredictable nature of man created the character of the hotel. Dostoevsky is regarded as the greatest interpreter of unlimited depth of the Russian soul, being the key to the concept of the hotel. Furniture, colors, patterns, art and objects have been carefully selected to enhance the Russian atmosphere and make it more lively and creative.
Within each of the 173 rooms there are many details of Russia and references from the novel. One such detail is a copy of Raphael’s work, Sistine Madonna, a table was obsessed with Dostoevsky and the image appears in many of his novels. Feature of all rooms is the furniture of the office, which is inspired by that of using the author himself. Along with wallpaper and fabrics, carpet with flowers Russia, traditional colors and patterns created a thoughtful and creative atmosphere. There are three different categories of rooms at the Radisson Sonya Hotel. Standard Room, Business, and one suite. The suite promises a special accommodation experience, with references to Napoleon.
The restaurant and bar attracts locals and foreign visitors. The kitchen offers a culinary odyssey, bringing guests through the many shades of Russia, from North to South, from the Far East to the West. Hot or cold, spicy or mild, modern or traditional Russian, the hotel kitchen excites. The interior decoration of the restaurant is warm and colorful with a wide variety of fabrics.
By Nicole P.
Radisson Sonya Hotel photos: appaloosa.