Comfort Double room with a private bathroom..
“Have been to theatre tonight – I definitely like Little K”.
Those are the words that Nicholas Romanov, the heir to the throne, wrote in his diary.
Mathilda Kschessinskaya is the legend of the Russian Imperial Ballet. She grew up in the atmosphere of the theater, and has been successful since childhood. She was always a mysterious figure, and used to combine professionalism with frivolous flirtation. Mathilda has been called “Madame Seventeen” for addiction to the game of roulette, where she constantly rated for the number 17. And Kschessinskaya was seventeen when she first met “Nicky” – Nicholas Romanov. Before admission to the troupe of the Mariinsky Theatre Mathilda has been introduced to Nicholas, with the approval of his father, Alexander III. The heir loaded “Little K” with exquisite presents, and according to her words, she loved him with all her heart.
But soon their relationship broke off when Nicholas has got officially married. But Kschessinskaya has fallen in love again, and again it was a Romanov – the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich. The higher estate has always adored ballet dancers and the world of theater was like the arena of struggle where one must always be on the ball to be noticed. And rumors about Mathilda’s “way to the top” and how she has become a prima ballerina of the Mariinsky Theatre, never stopped. But Kschessinskaya was always able to maintain dignity; she never tolerated competition and always stood her ground. At the same time she was devoted to the stage and worked really hard. The Grand Duke Sergei gave her a luxurious life – the palace, servants and carriages, jewels from Faberge. On stage Mathilda literally shimmered with diamonds and sapphires.
The Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich has become the third Mathilda’s lover from Romanov family; they even have had a son, Vladimir. But after the revolution a sumptuous life has come to an end – the palace of the royal family’s favorite was plundered, the family itself was brutally murdered. Then Mathilda and her son have moved to Paris, where she has opened a ballet school.
Only the death of her spouse – the Duke Andrei – had broken Kschessinskaya’s heart. She died at the age of 99. With her death an entire epoch, the beauty and pride of the Russian Ballet were gone.
The room dedicated to Mathilda Kschessinskaya is such as elegant and refined as the great dancer. The main pride of the room is a huge bay window, where coffee becomes more delicious, and drinking wine – much more romantic. Room is perfect for couples in love with the beauty and each other.
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