The Oldest Working Hotel in Yerevan
Yerevan came to realize its significance in 1926 when the construction of the hotel, predictably named “Yerevan”, started on Abovyan Street. Hotel Yerevan was designed by Nikoghayos Buniatyan, the chief architect of Yerevan. He became an expert on the architecture of Ani, the most beautiful of Armenian capitals and consequently went on to mastermind dozens of landmark buildings in Armenia. The hotel completed in 1928 was one of the first. The four-story hotel became Yerevan’s skyscraper. However, it was not only its height that made it extraordinary but also its colorfulness, solemnity, festivity and neoclassical style that made it astonishing.