In late 2010, the Helvetia Hotel completed a major renovation project. Since the Helvetia is housed in a nineteenth-century mansion protected as a national landmark, the reconstruction accurately preserved all the building’s historic architectural features. As a result, the hotel’s traditional elegance has been harmoniously enhanced by the latest technological solutions, and several new guest rooms have been added as well. Guests will be pleasantly surprised by the new furnishings with an accent on natural materials in beige and pearl-grey pastels.
In May 2011, the Helvetia will open five spacious, individually designed rooms in the Junior Suite category called Belle Chambre. Each room averages thirty square metres; ceiling height is 3½ metres; floors are beautifully parqueted. Each luxurious bathroom is decorated with natural stone and features a spacious oval bath combining functionality and aesthetic appeal.
Classic style dominates room design, accented by select-quality fabrics and stuccowork. The atmosphere of Old Petersburg has been recreated, though sharp-eyed observers will note some smart European features.
All the rooms and passageways have been redone and upgraded to please the Helvetia’s sophisticated guests. The water and heating systems have been modernized; super-efficient Daikin air conditioning, individually controlled and completely noiseless, has been installed in all rooms.
Talking about quiet surroundings, the Helvetia pays special attention to preventing unnecessary noise in the guestrooms, most of which overlook the hotel’s tranquil, Swiss-village courtyard. Despite the proximity to the city’s main boulevard, peace and quiet reign supreme.
By the way, with the coming of warm weather the Helvetia’s summer terrace will reopen in the courtyard, complete with bubbling fountain. The outdoor terrace is ideal for business luncheons, romantic dinners, cocktails and the Helvetia’s special-blend coffee.
Business in St. Petersburg usually includes an intense work and meeting schedule. The Helvetia Hotel has meeting rooms that observe European standards and offer everything required for a successful business gathering. The plans for summer’s end call for a conference room to accommodate fifty guests.
Remodeled, remarkably comfortable and in keeping with the spirit of Old Petersburg, the Helvetia Hotel is ready to greet the guests of 2011 on a brand new level of comfort and service.