A short walk to the Hermitage and many other attractions, and on St. Petersburg's central thoroughfare Nevsky Prospekt, the Royal Radisson Blu provides all the standard five-star amenities that a business traveler would expect from this chain. Rooms are decorated in a classic style, with blues and yellows and warmly toned wood. The staff are very professional and speak good English, which can be a rarity in Russian hotels. The highlight here is the hotel restaurant, Barbazan, named after the spice merchant who owned the original 19th-century building here. The menu is healthy and accented with exotic spices, in honor of Barbazan.