Hotel Astoria Lviv

Renewal of the Hotel Astoria Lviv

Total area 1200 sq m

The grand hotel "Astoria" was constructed in Lviv in 1914 by architect Tadeush Gartel from the architectural bureau of Adolf Piller in style "secession". In the Soviet years the name of hotel changed (it was hotel "Kiev"), but the essence remained former. Work on reconstruction of the building was together with the Lvov architectural bureau "Zelemin" led by Natalya Zinchuk. The task to get rid of the Soviet past of hotel (tiny numbers, worn-out communications, stylistics of the 1980th) and to restore historical gloss of "Astoria" was set. The situation was complicated by that any description, the sketch or the photo of original interiors of hotel didn't remain. But we were reached by partial drawings of plannings and fragments of an ancient decor. Though the building is also not an architecture monument, nevertheless, we should keep facades in accuracy and to restore interiors.

Reception Detail of the reception desk Lobby Bathroom Room Room


problem of reconstruction of historical hotel with more than centenary history. The five-floor building which all years of existence served as hotel, was in a deplorable state.

All engineering systems were replaced with the modern.


Two first floors of hotel occupy public places. Besides reception and a lobby the restaurant, and also a conference room is located here. On other five floors there are premises of a different class of service. The number of rooms of hotel makes 40 numbers: from them 6 numbers "Luxury" and 3 numbers "Apartments".

All engineering systems were replaced with the modern.


Working on interior design of hotel, we sought to keep the main idea and spirit of a sign historical place, to return it former greatness. For this reason in registration the same materials that were and 100 years ago are used. So, walls of all rooms were plastered (wall-paper then wasn't applied) and decorated with a rich modelled decor (modelled elements partially restored, partially drew in the general historical style).

Marble floors, tile with a chess apportion, a magnificent spiral staircase with a handrail in wrought iron – almost all remained decorative elements remained in a new interior.