Soviet record company, Melody, bought the place in 2005, so it is fitting that they play lilting tunes as you enter. Some artists even choose to stay here, though is a pretty soulless place that has preserved much of its Soviet features such as the stone staircase and furniture. The murals which decorate the hotel are by Moscow artist, Tsereteli before he was famous. The single rooms are, though, bigger than standard and a lot of the furniture is very brown. Bathrooms are very compact while suites are larger but no more inviting.