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Belmond St Petersburg

St Petersburg, Russia

A cultural & culinary landmark, Belmond Grand Hotel Europe has played a central role in the life of St Petersburg for over 130 years. A truly iconic hotel, it stands on Nevsky Prospekt among the city’s great architectural treasures—renowned for its impressive façade & decorative interiors.

Robert Angell Design International was appointed to design the Iconic Krysha Ballroom & prefunction areas. Heavily listed, we worked closely with the local heritage to revive the stunning Ballroom and giving it a new lease of life with great regard to the historical legacy of the spaces.

Robert Angell Design International created a stunning cocktail bar to the adjoining Krysha Terrace, with finishes inspired by national flower, Chamomile. Using local craftsmanship, we created bespoke wrought iron decorative metal doors, bespoke handmade decorative bar front tiles, beautiful bespoke brass handles moulded using traditional methods. The main Ballroom decorative plaster details were all carefully restored and where necessary, they were replicated.

Using local artists and artisans, they were applied back seamlessly blending with the original mouldings. Using pearlescent paint finish, we enhanced the luxurious feeling of the Ballroom. The stunning Neoclassical ceiling was lit from behind making it sparkle throughout the day. Original chandeliers were carefully restored and re-hung.