Baltic Beach Hotel and SPA

Location: Jūrmala, Latvia

Constructed: 1977-1981

Architects: N. Pavārs, V. Valgums and M. Ģelzis

Former name: Sanatorium Rigas

Genre: Modernist, Soviet architecture, former USSR

During Soviet times, Jūrmala was one of the most desirable places to holiday in the whole of the USSR. It became popular with the communist party elite and top-ranking officials, including Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev, and the promise of a vacation in Jūrmala was frequently used to incentivise party members to perform well in their field of work. At its height in the early part of the 1980s, Jūrmala’s prominence as a Soviet spa resort was only outranked by Sochi in southern Russian and Yalta in the Crimea.

The property was completely renovated in 2004 and is one of the smartest health resorts in the area. More information about the Baltic Beach Hotel and SPA.

Baltic Beach Hotel and SPA Jurmala Latvia-6

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