Two splendid 19th-century buildings adjoined together, numerous appointments and ultra-luxury status all help to illustrate the Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg experience. Situated on one of Russia's most prominent passageways, Nevsky Prospect, the hotel is perfectly poised within the business district and close to landmark sites. The hotel lobby, with its sweeping center staircase, imposing pillars and iron balustrade encircling the mezzanine above, is a testament to a bygone era of design. Guest rooms evoke an elegance that is understated rather than ostentatious, with simplistic patterns and furnishings thoughtfully arranged. Amenities such as wireless internet, 24-hour room service, currency exchange, and an art gallery and book shop, add an element of comfort and convenience - as does the multilingual staff who can easily converse in English, French, German or Russian.