Monday, 21 August 2017

Belgrade's Metropol Palace amongst the best new hotels   
29 August 2013 | A Serbian hotel made it to the top 63 new hotels of Conde Nast's latest selection. "An intriguing 1950s-era hotel that harks back to Belgrade's heyday as the glamourpuss of Eastern Europe and a sexy destination for walk-on-the-wild-side westerners. Updated by London firm MKV Design, the 239-room hotel is on one of the city's most stylish streets", reads the description, which earned the hotel the distinction.

The hotel was built in the uneventful, stern style of socialist realism, and what was once considered dull, seems today to be seen as peculiar and interesting. For instance – the “curiously pretty vintage light fixtures that come off as freshly modern”.

It seems that many sides of the renewed hotel fit the tastes, but the restaurant menu. “The Greek-Asian menu is all wrong – dump it for a major Serbian barbecue menu”, Conde Nast Traveler advises.




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