"In the era that is commonly called the Silver Age, the sacred is combined with the profane, faith with superstition and mysticism, theology with philosophy, reality with the game, the feeling of intoxicating masquerade and unrestrained fun with menacing forebodings of coming changes."
the Director of the museum of Silver Ag
01 — apartment building
The chamber boutique hotel "Offenbacher" is located on the fourth floor of the former luxury apartment building of the influential merchant Egorov in the most bohemian district of central St. Petersburg.
Built by the famous architect P. Suzor, for more than a century of history, our building has seen a lot: the industrialization of the late XIX century, two world wars, two revolutions, the Soviet regime and its fall, as well as the anarchy of the 90s and renovation in our time.
02 – THE piano
Our journey to the turn of the twentieth century begins in this building and with the story of the Offenbacher brothers, who emigrated from Bavaria to the capital of the Russian Empire and opened an "Offenbacher" piano factory. Very quickly, the Offenbacher piano appeared in many houses of St. Petersburg’s high society and became the supplier of the court of Nicholas II.
After the revolution, like almost all private enterprises, the factory was nationalized by the Bolsheviks, and the brothers were forced to emigrate from Soviet Russia, leaving behind both their old lives and their company.
03 – salon
This story, like many other stories filled with romanticism and tragedy of that time, inspired us to create a place where we could go back a hundred years together and, recreating the atmosphere of a boho salon, touch our history and, hopefully, discover something new...
04 – CONCEPT
The hotel has twenty-one rooms and twenty-one stories, in which we invite you to immerse yourself together with the main actors of the era - Chaliapine, Diaghilev, Anna Pavlova, Yesenin, Mayakovsky and many others...
We tried to catch the spirit of the time through a monochrome gray interior, which refers us to dozens of shades of gray sky of St. Petersburg, as well as to the aesthetics of black-and-white photography and silent films, through a variety of artifacts, books and letters, and much more...
An exploratory spirit, a little imagination and a willingness to go up to the fourth floor without an elevator - if you have this time traveler set, then the legacy of the Offenbacher brothers is waiting for you to start your adventure.