This luxury Moscow hotel was built in 1901 by the Russian equivalent of John D. Rockefeller, the industrialist and art patron Savva Mamontov. Its very central location is right across from the Bolshoi and a few minutes' walk to the Red Square. Today, the Metropol is filled with refurbished art deco luxury, with quaint period elevators, chandeliers, and lots of marble, mirrors, and gold. Rooms are large, with hardwood floors, oriental rugs, mirrored armoires, crystal mini-chandeliers, wooden and gilded furniture with delicate handiwork. The Evropeysky restaurant on the ground floor serves exquisite French-accented European cuisine in opulent surroundings. The breakfast, included with the price of the room, is extensive and fresh, and often comes accompanied by a harpist or another musician.