Belmond Grand Hotel Europe is centrally located in the heart of St. Petersburg on Nevsky Prospekt. The Hotel dates back to 1824 and was reopened after an extensive refurbishment in 1991. The Hotel offers modern business and leisure facilities with the charm and architecture of a bygone age. Throughout its long history Belmond Grand Hotel Europe has been a focal point for St. Petersburg society. Since the reopening it has once again played host to diplomats, heads of state, royalty, artists and international celebrities. Belmond Grand Hotel Europe offers its guests gracious elegance and luxurious comfort, something that St. Petersburg had not seen since the era of the Tsars. The Hotel has 266 rooms and suites of truly exceptional quality, replete with handsome period furnishings, tasteful decor and a generous sense of space and comfort. Guests may choose from among several different classes of rooms and suites. The entire second floor is a dedicated non-smoking area. All rooms are equipped with a mini-bar, personal safe, satellite TV and radio, IDD phones, writing desk and armchairs and a hair dryer. The building itself has been classified as a national and cultural landmark and is to be preserved as a historical monument.