With its stunning view of the old town, this hotel is just five kilometers from the airport and only two kilometers from the sea port. In 1918, Tallinna replaced the previously used German name Reval when it became independent from Russia, and in 1980, during the Summer Olympics, a regatta was held at Pirita and the Reval Olympia Hotel, the new main post office building and the Regatta Centre were built. The old town sights and business district are a short 10-minute walk and taxis are readily available outside the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia. Historically, the city has been attacked, sacked, razed, and pillaged on numerous occasions. But in spite of this, much of the medieval old town still retains its charm and is a delight for exploring on foot. Lovers of antiques and those with an interest in old Soviet era relics will find plenty to keep them interested in the large number of stores selling both real and replica antiques and Soviet era paraphernalia. Tallinn, including Toompea Hill, became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1997.