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The Giuseppe Hotel opened in 2000 in the ancient building of early 19th century built in late classical style. In the 1840-s architect Korinfsky, by order of merchant Akchurin, converted the building into furnished rooms, and later the place began to be called the ‘France’ Rooms.

The ‘France’ was considered to be the best hotel of its time being situated on the best Kazan Street – Voskresenskaya (nowadays Kremlyovskaya Street). There were 49 guest rooms.


On the ground floor, just under the rooms, there was Antonov’s confectionery; everyone could taste the best quality sweets, cakes and pastries there.

It is known, that in the summer of 1846 N.A. Nekrasov, the famous Russian poet, stayed in the ‘France’ during his visit to Kazan. Here also stayed writer Ivan Goncharov, while returning from the round-the-world voyage on frigate ‘Pallada’. Vladimir Korolenko, being the staff writer for the Kazan newspaper ‘Volga Bulletin’, stayed in the ‘France’ too. Interestingly, the editorial office of the newspaper was situated in the neighboring Alexandrovsky arcade. The apartments were also popular with the doctors who came continually to Kazan to see their patients.

In 1915 M. Grushevsky, the first president of the Ukraine People’s Republic, stayed here. Nowadays, in honor of this event, you can see a memorial tablet on the building opened on September, 16 2006.

Today the building of the Giuseppe Hotel is a historical and cultural sight of Republican significance.

We can proudly name our special guests who constitute world cultural elite. They are Count Pyotr Sheremetyev, Director of St Petersburg Hermitage museum Michael Piotrovsky, Director of the Louvre Henri Loirette, Secretary of State Vatican Cardinal Angelo Sodano, founder of IKEA Ingvar Kamprad, People’s Artiste of Russia Alexander  Kalyagin, Olympic champion Aleksey Nemov, People’s Artiste of Russia Alexander Rosenbaum,  captain of the Kazan football team Rubin Sergey Semak, People’s Artiste of Russia Michael Boyarsky, People’s Artiste of Russia Yuriy Vasiliev, main invited conductor of the opera and ballet theatre of Kazan Marco Boemi,  soloist of Volksoper Wien Melba Ramos, Honoured Artist of Russia, the violinist Maksim Fedotov, laureat of International Chaikovsky Award, the pianist Vadim Rudenko, women national field hockey team of Italy, People’s Artiste of URSS Andreev Vladimir, conductor of the State symphonic orchestra "New Russia" Bashmet Juri,People’s Artiste of URSS Lanovoy Vasily.

 

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