While a revolution sweeps through Ukraine, PREMIER PALACE Kiev stands firm as a rock. The early art-decco façade stands since 1909, when construction started for the Palast Hôtel, today's Premier Palace, in the capital of Kyiv (Kiev).
Our task to research its history was challenging, as not much archival material had been kept at the hotel itself, and our work depended on local researchers. But after one year of solid work we were able to establish the complete history and had a clear picture of the development of hospitality industry in Ukraine.
Atmospheric historic images, unearthed during the research, illustrate the volume.
The tram system of Kyiv is one of the oldest in the world. The city itself is considered the 'mother of all Russian cities'.
The view from Terracotta restaurant is most romantic at night. We recommend a candle-light dinner!'.
The hotel was advertised during the comunist area in various local magazines'. While Andreas Augustin searched the local public archives, others suplied material. Michael Kalnitsky, a devote Kyiv amateur historian, was an important source.
Theme Suites like the "Hetman Suite" can be found on every floor. They are mostly connected to the history of the hotel itself..
A winter night shot from the roof top restaurant Terracotta, by famoushotels photographer Michelle Chaplow.
The model had to stay in the water for 40 minutes until her shot was in the camera. No problem, the water temperature was 29°C.
Culinary delights are prepared at various f&b outlets in the hotel.
The Premier palace' guestbook is full of famous names.
The VIP list of the Premier Palace can be found on the hotel's site.