The lobby makes extensive use of pale marble and traditional style wooden desks and seating. The bar/lobby area is warm and inviting with incomparable views over the Mariinskij Palace (NOT the theatre) and St Isaac's Square.
Imposing secessionits architecture in keeping with the atmosphere of central St Petersburg. The stonework is light and the facade is lined with pillars and pillasters.
The rooms are sumptuously decorated in contemporary shades and materials, all locally produced, but retain the Astoria's renowned secessionist designs and traditional, early 20th Century luxurious appointment.
The Davidoff Restaurant is located on the ground floor, adjacent to the Winter Garden Restaurant and just off the lobby. It is a traditional Russian restaurant with all the art Nouveau trimmings and an exclusive atmosphere.