The hotel’s name originates from the name of Kievan Rus – the first state of Eastern Slavs, which existed on these lands in 9 - 13 centuries. The hotel was built in 1979 for the Olympics 80. Constructed in close vicinity to the biggest stadium of Kiev, the “Rus” hotel became very popular among sportsmen and fans.
After declaration of independence of Ukraine in 1991, it was the “Rus” hotel, one of the best municipal hotels in Kiev, which was chosen as a temporary residence for some foreign embassies. The embassies of China, India, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Italy, USA and Denmark worked here. Distinguished for high level of service and professionalism of its personnel the “Rus” hotel for almost 30 years of its existence welcomed many famous guests, such as William Cohen, the US Secretary of Defense, the “Scorpions” rock group, singers Julio Iglesias and Patricia Kaas, outstanding Soviet actors Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Oleg Yankovsky, Sergey Zhigunov and many others. Due to its spotless reputation, our hotel more than once was chosen for accommodation by delegations of US congressmen, including Madeleine Albright, and high-ranked representatives of NATO and other international organizations.
The “Rus” hotel is a member of the Kiev Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as of the European Business Association and the US Chamber of Commerce.
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