The Vibe: Mid-century Grand.
The Area: On Tasmajdan Park, just a few minutes’ walk from the Belgrade city centre.
The DNA: Hotel Metropol Palace is Belgrade’s Grande Dame. Originally opened in 1957, it reopened in September 2012 after a five year renovation. In the 1960s and 1970s the Metropol was one of the most popular and elite venues in Belgrade and the president of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, organized his New Year’s Eve celebrations in the hotel. Still a favourite of the social and cultural elite, the hotel offers a restaurant and bar plus an extensive spa with indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. The Metropol is known for its specific, white façade, the large stained glass window and mosaic murals. The lobby has a marbled floor and a large wall painting made from the inlayed pieces of differently colored wood.
Suite-Me-Up: There are a number of suites available, including Presidential, Royal, Maria Callas and Nikola Tesla suites, all with a stylish mid-century decor.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 236 rooms & suites (23-147m2) (248-1,582 sq ft) • hotel opened: 1957, renovated: 2012 • architecture: DOMAA • interior design: MKV Design • on-site parking (charged) • pets allowed on request • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible