The Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya in the Russian capital turns 65 this year.
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

Opinion

Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Monuments to waste and bad taste, Moscow and Miami Hilton hotels and what they say about those cities

  • The Fontainebleau Miami Beach, once a Hilton hotel, and the Moscow Leningradskaya, now a Hilton hotel, both opened in 1954
  • One’s a beacon of capitalist decadence – think James Bond in Goldfinger – the other of Stalinist opulence; architecturally, both exemplify their time and place

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The Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya in the Russian capital turns 65 this year.
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