In 1962, at a special plenum of the All-Russian Theatre Society (ARTS) they decided to build a health resort in Sochi, for theater and movie Aktyors. The Executive Committee of Sochi City Council of People’s Deputies decided to propose development of a project for reconstruction of Aktyor with the construction of a 250-bed main building and an increase in the capacity of the resort to 550 seats in the existing territory with an area of 6.45 hectares. Sochi City Executive Committee allocated a plot of land on the south-eastern slope of the “Grace” mountain and announced a competitive basis. V. I. Ochinsky’s project (the Sochi School of Architects) won.
The building of 16 floors was erected in several months with sliding formwork method but decoration works stage was delayed and frozen for many years… So only on March 31, 1971 Aktyor accepted its first guests. Since then, for over 40 years, many thousands of guests visited Aktyor, among them famous and beloved Soviet and Russian artists of theater and cinema: Vladimir Vysotsky, Georgy Menglet, Emmanuil Vitorgan, Vladislav Strezhelchik, Rostislav Plyatt, Nikolai Karachentsev, Leonid Filatov, Vertinsky sisters, Nonna Mordyukova, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Mikhail Ulyanov, Ekaterina Zhemchuzhnaya, Anatoly Papanov, Andrey Mironov, etc. Aktyor remains a favorite vacation place for Vasily Lanovoy, Alexander Baluyev, Valentina Ponomareva, Alexander Galibin, Evgeny Knyazev, Zoya Zelinskaya, Arnold Gumnitsky, Rafael Kleiner.
Aktyor is located in the dendrological area where lush subtropical vegetation is significantly supplemented by the steep slopes of the Caucasus mountains, the difference in altitude, the annual level of solar radiation and protection from the winds. Altogether it creates favorable conditions for climatotherapy and allow climatotherapy procedures throughout the year, to great benefit of our dear guests. The history of this land starts in the distant past, when the land belonged to Sophia Nikolaevna Trubetskaya, sister of the Most Serene Prince Peter Nikolaevich Trubetskoi. At present, Aktyor health resort is one of the few year-round health resorts in Sochi and a favorite vacation spot for guests of our resort city.