The hotel was built in 1967 by a project of architects
I.A. Kartasi, A.Ya. Kossova, V.G. Chirkina, N.I. Ripinsky and engineers S.I. Kalamkarova, A. Brokhovich and L. Shirshova, who worked at the Kazgorstroyoproekt.
In 1968, the team of authors was awarded a diploma of a review of the work of young architects, and was also awarded a prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR in 1972.
Monumental and decorative elements were used in the interior design (artists M.S. Kenbaev, N.V. Tsivchinsky).
In 2016-2017, a large-scale reconstruction of the hotel was carried out with the restoration of its historical appearance.
This is an eight-story, horizontally elongated, smoothly curved building. The main entrance is emphasized by a visor of large extension on consoles and a monumental mosaic panel. The end part of the building is solved in the form of massive pylons. A restaurant on a high basement is attached to the building from the north facade. The main motive of the compositional solution of the facades is the horizontal rhythm of the loggia fences.
In the Soviet period, two signs “Alma-Ata” and “Almaty” were located on the facade of the building, however, in 2000 the sign “Alma-Ata” was dismantled and the hotel was renamed in Almaty. In 2017, the Almaty sign was replaced with Almaty.
In 2003, the pale blue glass that was used to decorate the balconies was replaced with a blue aluminum that was popular at that time. After the reconstruction of 2017, the hotel was restored to its historical appearance.
The first leader of the hotel was Rakhimzhan Koshkarbaev, a participant in the Great Patriotic War, an officer of the Red Army, People’s Hero of Kazakhstan. R. Koshkarbaev headed the hotel from its founding until 1988, until his death, for more than twenty years he remained its director.
The hotel complex is a historical and architectural monument. The place was chosen very well in the city center in the immediate vicinity with administrative knowledge, theaters, supermarkets and other cultural centers.
To date, the hotel has 193 rooms that accommodate more than 300 guests.