A book from 1866 that starts with two killings before the killer is saved by a girl who has fallen into prostitution. This might sound as an unusual choice of a theme for a hotel. But Dostoyevsky’s 1866 epic novel Crime and Punishment is no ordinary book. It is a cultural icon and still a part of the collective psyche of St. Petersburg. And Radisson Sonya Hotel is not your ordinary hotel...
Metamorphosis is the keyword for Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece. Inspired by the story of Raskolnikov’s transformation, the hotel’s restaurant and bar was consequently named Metamorfos, with a menu created like a book with foreword, chapters and epilogue, presenting dishes as fascinating Russian stories.
”The hotel translates a literary masterpiece into great commercial
success for the Radisson Sonya Hotel”