9th April 2018
Written on 6th April 2018
Belmond Grand Hotel Europe - In the Heart of St Petersburg
Belmond Grand Hotel Europe has long hosted celebrated guests from the worlds of art, theatre and music.
Designed in homage to Russian art of the 1900s, the five Avant-Garde Suites at the hotel are named after famous artists from the era. Decorated with high ceilings, each space is individually designed to reflect its namesake artist and features specially commissioned artwork that is reminiscent of their work. These new suites complement the hotel’s 10 Historic Suites, each with a historic theme.
Pioneer of geometric abstract art and suprematism, Kazimir Malevich lived through dramatic times, including the First World War and the October Revolution. The striking one bedroom suite named in his honour is inspired by his geometric forms and bold colours. As well as a dining table for six, it offers a guest powder room and wet bar.
The work of Cubist sculptor Alexander Archipenko, who was born in Kiev in 1887 and died in New York City in 1964, is echoed in the sensual lines and warm tones of this one bedroom suite. Four people can dine at the table in the sitting room and there is a full pantry and guest powder room.
A love of bright colours and earthy hues distinguishes Wassily Kandinsky, the influential Russian artist born in Moscow in 1866 who was credited with painting the first purely abstract works. This expansive one bedroom suite celebrates his genius benefits from separate living and dining rooms.
Alexander Rodchenko was one of the founders of Russian Constructivism, famous for his innovative advertising and magazine design and his boldly visual political posters. His play of geometric forms against a white background influenced the design of this one-room Junior Suite, with its own entry area, which can be used as a second bedroom for Suite 157.
Artist, designer, photographer, architect, El Lissitsky designed many exhibitions and propaganda for the Soviet Union. His work inspired the graphic lines, bold colour scheme and modern touches of this suite, which can be combined with No. 155 to form a two bedroom suite. The dining table seats four; a walk-in closet with dressing table leads to the master bathroom. Other features include a guest powder room and wet bar.