The Ambassador is a monument to 19th century Russian architecture that incorporates modern features such as a unique glass atrium designed into its façade. The famous Russian architect A. Svistunov, who restored many of St. Petersburg’s 19th century palaces, designed the hotel’s interiors in the grand tradition of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. Rooms feature elegant lamps, vases, paintings, and stucco moldings designed in the Empire style. The hotel offers 255 air-conditioned guestrooms of different categories decorated in tranquil pastel shades with comfortable furniture upholstered in elegant fabrics and luxurious curtains. Modern amenities include internet access, a direct international and inter-city telephone line, interactive and satellite TV, mini-bar, a safety deposit box, full size bathrooms with big mirrors decorated with mosaic, and beautiful views of the historic city center, the hotel’s intimate courtyard, or Rimsky-Korsakov Avenue. The hotel is located in the historic center of St. Petersburg, a 7-minute walk away from Sadovaya Underground Station, and near St. Isaac and St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Mariinsky Theatre, and the Yusupov Gardens. Facilities include a heath and fitness center, spa, sauna, steam room, hair and beauty salon, and indoor pool. On-site dining options include The Ambassador Restaurant with its signature glass-domed ceiling, the top floor Le Vernissage Restaurant offering views across the city, and Babylon serving a full tea menu.