- Interior Design: Külli Salum, Riina Harik
- Location: Vene Street 9, Tallinn, Estonia
- Size: 6845m2
- Status: completed 2007
- Construction: Hea 5 AS
- Client: Veglio OÜ, Vene Posti Operaator AS
- Photos: Kaido Haagen, Arne Maasik, Tiit Veermäe
One of the most luxurious of the five-star hotels in Tallinn’s Old Town is located in a building that originally housed a commercial bank – the Revaler Handels-Bank (architect Peter Schreiberg from St. Petersburg, completed in 1878). Before World War II and during the Soviet period, the building on the corner of Apteegi and Vene Sts. served as a postal- and telegraph centre. Later, it stood empty for several years.
The building, which has abundant Historicist ornamentation, is striking in the context of Medieval Old Town – and thanks to the new lighting solution, this is also true at night. The windows of the fourth floor added during the Soviet period have been recessed, so that small balconies were created behind the historical cornice.The balcony doors are glazed, thereby ensuring that the rooms on the top floor have sufficient light and good views.