Built in 1899-1903 by William Walcott, this posh art-nouveau hotel has
400 rooms and suites. The Metropole has been the site of many historic events,
including speeches by Lenin and the 1918-19 meetings of the Central Committee
of the Russian Republic. It became one of the hotels specially designated
for foreigners. It is still one of the most luxurious hotels in Moscow.
Read about the history of the Metropole at the modern hotel's web site.