The Construction of the Hotel Cosmos Complex was intended for servicing to the 1980 Summer Olympics which were held in Moscow. The architecture of the building with a view of the VDNKh Park and the Monument to the Conquerors of Space was designed by Soviet and French architects based on the French project. Already approved by the Moscow City Executive Committee, the hotel plan included:
While planning new facilities, the specialists had to adhere strictly to Soviet architecture standards, which not only differed greatly from the Western ones, but were considerably more stringent. The construction of the building was conducted by Sefri Co., France.
The official opening of the hotel took place on 18 July, 1979. It was a big fest with many politicians, businessmen and pop stars participating. During its more than 20-year history the hotel had pleasure to see many famous people staying at the property: Joe Dassin, a well-known French singer, Alla Pugachyova, a Russian pop star, Garri Kasparov, a Russian Olympic Chess Champion.
Cosmos Hotel hosted:
During its history the Hotel Cosmos has become winner in many contests. Quite recently, on 11 December 1998 the property won a diploma "For Important Contribution to Development of Moscow Incoming Travel" by annual awards for Moscow City Hospitality Industry Development. The chef Anatoly V. Shalin was awarded "The Best Master-chef of Moscow Hotel Restaurant".
Airport «Vnukovo»: 40 km
Metro st. «VDNH»(«ВДНХ»): 200 m
From the city centre (Red Square): 9 km