Assambleya Nikitskaya is a historical hotel in Moscow, situated in a centuries-old building that belonged to the grandson of the famous associate and favourite of Peter the Great – Major General Sergey Menshikov. The hotel building consists of the right wing and the outhouse of the federal architecture monument House of Duke S. A. Menshikov – grandson of Peter the Great's favourite. In 2007 the house was re-built in accordance with the original project from the arсhives, and the unique architecture of a lost masterpiece has been recreated.
Today, the hotel represents a balance of classics and modernity. For instance, the Menshikov Residential Home of the 18th century is decorated with a beautiful arch and contemporary French balconies.
Assambleya Nikitskaya: from Peter the Great to the present
What makes the historical hotels of Moscow so special? Here it feels like you can literally touch the past in every stone. Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street and Gazetny Lane, the famous intersection where our hotel is located, holds many ancient mysteries and legends.
The hotel's building is a historical landmark dating back to the times of Peter the Great. A great many of recognized Russian military commanders, scientists, and artists could share a story or two about this house. It was erected in 1778, designed by the great architect Matvey Kazakov, the author of the Senate Building in Kremlin and the University in Okhotny Ryad.
In the first half of the 18th century, the basement level of the Menshikov House has housed stone chambers that have been preserved until today. At the end of the 17th century, the image of the building had gained traits of strict classicism, and then the wonderful composition of the elliptic front yard was created.
By 1801 the decorative fences on the sides of the Menshikov House were replaced with two-storey wings. The left wing with a passage to the utility yard has been preserved until today. The main frontispiece of the building was preserved with the main classic decorative elements re-worked in 1840, but with some minor changes introduced since then. By the way, the front yard along the street line was later replaced with a small two-storey building.
By that time, the house was passed on to the hero of the Napoleonic Wars Arkadiy Morkov. In the beginning of the century, the building housed the Dance Academy, and in the middle of the nineteenth century it accommodated the professors of the Moscow university. In 1890 – the Russian Choral Society, conducted by the outstanding composer Anton Arenskiy. In the first half of the 20th century, the famous actress Vera Pashennaya lived in the Menshikov House.
The Assambleya Nikitskaya Hotel building is a real architectural monument in the center of Moscow that has a long and interesting history. We are convinced that you shall feel the unique atmosphere of our centuries-old hotel during your stay in one of our comfortable rooms.