Sleeping with Hitler in a Serbian hotel

The President Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, is offering guests the unique opportunity(?) to spend the night with some of the most famous– and most notorious– world leaders of all time. Each room in the hotel is designed around a different president, prime minister, or dictator.

The most controversial is Room 501, the “Hitler room,” outfitted with a portrait of Adolf Hitler wearing a swastika patch. The hotel’s owner, Dusan Zabunovic, claims this room, at roughly $200 a night, is his most requested.

Despite drawing criticism from the Anti-Defamation League over the Hitler room, Zabunovic claims that he hasn’t designed the rooms to glorify the dictator, but to remind people of his brutality:

“All his victims would turn in their graves if nowhere it is reminded what a monstrous criminal he was,” he told ABC news.

Hitler is not the only former autocrat with a room devoted to him. Josef Stalin has his own room, and so does former Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito, incidentally, the world’s second least popular “Tito.”

Other rooms are dedicated to Fidel Castro, Margaret Thatcher, George Bush Sr. and George W. No word on whether a “Nicolas Sarkozy Honeymoon Suite” will be unveiled.

In 2006, Neil Woodburn checked out another Hitler-themed hotel here.

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