The Vibe: Understated.
The Area: Located in the Stari Grad (Old Town) of Belgrade, just 50 metres from the pedestrian Knez Mihailova shopping street and 100 metres from Kalemegdan Fortress at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers.
The DNA: What had been a nondescript office block was turned into quietly luxurious Square Nine in 2011. The shiny limestone-floored reception gives way to the fabulous Lobby Bar, which has the pleasing air of a travellers’ club from the 1950s crossed with a Manhattan cocktail bar from a Cary Grant film – all vintage leather chairs, antique globes and lived-in Persian carpets. The ground floor restaurant offers al fresco dining while the rooftop Japanese restaurant offers fine views. The spa features a naturally lit pool and a Japanese hot water tub.
Suite-Me-Up: The mid-century vibe continues in the spacious rooms and suites, with sleek parquet floors, polished wood-panelled walls and artfully arranged sepia photographs of old Belgrade. They overlook the square or a quiet inner courtyard.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 45 rooms & suites (32-175m2) (344-1,884 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2011 • architecture & interior design: Isay Weinfeld (São Paulo) • bathroom amenities: Hermès • on-site parking (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible