The Russel Hotel is a three story hotel in Vice City.
At night, lights are illuminated under all the windows of the hotel. The building itself is painted in a multi color design. The first floor of the hotel is pink, whereas the rest are white.
The hotel wasn't recognized at first, but players then discovered an Easter egg at Escobar International Airport, an advertisement that promoted Russel Hotel. The advertisement became a key point in the recognition of the building as Russel Hotel and marked the discovery of an in-game hotel advertisement in the game.
The hotel shares another Easter egg, as the hotel is based on the Leslie Hotel in Miami Beach, with few of the similarities in general, like the facade design etc.