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Former “Suisse Hotel”

Former “Suisse Hotel”

Suisse Guest House is located in the former “Suisse Hotel” building – once the most famous and luxurious hotel in Chisinau. It is found in the heart of the city near all the major attractions. Today it hosts the Public Library “B.P. Hasdeu”, the Suisse Guest House, and other private apartments. Its construction began in 1835 by Ivan and Anastasia Monastirsky, who built side by side two separate houses 2-stores, facing the central boulevard. The structure was finished only by 1844. In the ’60s of the 19th century, these buildings were united for the Theological Seminary. Since 1870 the building was used for various educational purposes, and in 1874 is rented to a Swiss citizen named – Charles Sailladeni, who opened the “Suisse Hotel “. During WWII, the building was almost destroyed and rebuilt in 1947 according to the E.R. Spirer plan assisted by the architect A.V. Sciusev. The structure keeps a similar facade but gets the 3rd floor built. From 1863 and till World War II, many famous people stayed here, including Feodor Chaliapin – Russian opera singer, King Milan I of Serbia, French novelist Henri Barbusse and many others. You can view the full list of famous people who stayed at the Suisse Hotel here. The famous Suisse Hotel was reborn in Chisinau. For the first time after more than 60 years, the building started receiving its new guests. It happened in late 2011. The Suisse Guest House is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the former Suisse Hotel building and currently consists of 5 apartments.
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