Former 18th century taverns were replaced by hotel France with modest and affordable rooms (poet Nekrasov loved them). The elongated three-floor building stood untouched till 1970 – then it gave its place to the 22-floor tower of Intourist hotel for overseas guests. In 2002 it was dismantled and in five years Ritz Carlton Moscow opened its doors. You don't have to be a guest to have a drink and sushi with the view on the Kremlin, Red Square and Tversklaya Street in its O2 Lounge rooftop bar. They also serve signature cocktails and appetizers.