Looks like Ant will be visiting Belgrade soon...

Sparkstalker

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http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=4153968&page=1
Belgrade 'President' Hotel Causes Stir


The Hitler Room Is Most Popular, and That Has Riled Some Locals

By DRAGANA JOVANOVIC
BELGRADE, Jan. 18, 2008 —


With fierce competition, the hotel industry is constantly inventing new marketing tricks to attract guests. Now some people are accusing Belgrade hotelier Dusan Zabunovic of going too far with his latest gimmick.
Zabunovic renovated a property opposite Belgrade's central train station, with the help of some of the best designers in the country. He named the hotel Mr. President and designed each room around a current or past world leader.

As a member of the Design Hotel chain, Mr. President boasts many luxurious suites. The most luxurious, on the seventh floor, comes complete with a portrait of former communist leader Josip Broz Tito, who ruled Yugoslavia for more than 35 years. You can enjoy his picture while soaking in your Jacuzzi.

In addition to the Bushes, Margaret Thatcher, Fidel Castro and Joseph Stalin, there is also a junior suite named after the infamous Adolf Hitler.
The Hitler or room 501, occupied mainly by German, Croat and Slovenian guests, sees the highest demand, according to Zabunovic.

But the former Nazi dictator's popularity hasn't gone down well with everyone. The leader of the Jewish community in Belgrade has condemned Zabunovic's marketing ploy as a dangerous "banalization" of the German dictator.

Despite public outrage in Serbia, not much can be done under Serbian law to persuade the hotelier to change his controversial choices.
Like all Serbs - who were persecuted alongside Jews and gypsies during the Nazi occupation - Zabunovic does not have any kind of admiration for Hitler. But sitting in the lobby of his new hotel surrounded by statues of former U.S. Presidents Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson and Madison, he says he refuses to exclude him.

"It is wrong not to have Hitler in Madame Tussaud and other museums," he told ABC News. "All his victims would turn in their graves if nowhere it is reminded what a monstrous criminal he was."

Hitler's portrait overlooks a king-size bed; he wears a military uniform, with a swastika on the left arm. But a night with what many still consider one of history's greatest madmen comes cheaper than most. The rate for the Hitler room is $200, less than half the price of the Tito suite at $500 a night.

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Big whoop, all they have is a portrait up on the wall...
 

TheDrip

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I wonder what the shower is like.
 
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We all know that Hitler was a shithead and did horrible things but I can't understand why people want to act like he didn't exist.

You can't just ignore someone that killed 8,000,000 people in concentration camps.

There are a lot of shitheads that have shit named after them and have statues, even here in america.

Remember Col. Armstrong Custer? He fucking slaughtered women and children since they thought natives were savages.

Or even how the government celebrates J. Edgar Hoover by naming buildings after him and those sorts of distinctions. He was a piece of garbage that did nothing but violate Constitutional Rights of citizens and have his non-lawenforcement officers become henchmen and strongarm people.

Who cares if a guy is losing money and wants to attract business by having themed suites.
 

CougarHunter

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Remember that fine patriot, General George Armstrong Custer? He relocated and educated injun women and children because they were savages. Look what those ungrateful fucks did to thank him!

Fixed and put in some history stuff :action-sm
 

Haeder

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Walk-in oven?
 

Vyce

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But the room is just for fans of the era!