Explore the wonders of historic Russia from this hotel's location in Volgograd city center. Travelers can explore an abundance of monuments and museums. Once called Stalingrad, this city originated as a fortress in 1589 and has been known as Volgograd since 1961. Its rich history centers on an economy of metallurgy and industry. Volgograd is also famous for its role in the Battle of Stalingrad and for its World War II memorials.