“Dobro došli u Zemun”: Hotel Jugoslavija

U serijalu tekstova “Dobro došli u Zemun” koji slede predstavićemo Vam lokacije koje u Zemunu, koje nikoga do sada nisu ostavile ravnodušnim. Ova opština nudi sve što čoveka zanima počevši od istorijskih građevina i ličnosti, noćni život, prelepu arhitekturu, čak i skrivene delove na prvi pogled neistražene, i jednostavno, svoj jedinstveni duh.

Serijal započinjemo tekstom o legendarnom hotelu koji se nalazi na samom ulasku u Zemun, na granici sa opštinom Novi Beograd. Ovaj hotel od svog osnivanja ugostio je svetski poznate ličnosti i u svoje vreme bio je centar dešavanja može se reći čak i u Beogradu. U pitanju je hotel “Jugoslavija”.

Nastao je ne tako daleke 1969. godine i predstavljao je jedan od najznačajnijih objekata na ovom delu Beograda. Sa fenomenalnim pogledom na Ratno ostrva i istorijsku tvrđavu Kalemegdan, privlačio je brojne domaće, a i strane posetioce. Mora se napomenuti da je izgradnja trajala gotovo 21. godinu zbog složenosti projekta i brige oko najsitnijih detalja. Sa preko 1500 prostorija, na sedam spratova, bio je najveći hotel u bivšoj SFRJ, i svakako najmoderniji. Ovaj glamurozni hotel po ideji tadašnjeg vrha države gostio je najuticajnije ljude sveta iz raznih polja. Neki od njih bili su predsednici SAD Ričard Nikson i Džimi Karter, libijski vođa Muamer Gadafi, nemački kancelar Vili Brant, zatim astronauti Nil Armstrong i Baz Oldrin, glumac Kevin Kostner i pevačica Tina Tarner, pa čak i jedna od svakako najvećih svetskih istorijskih ličnosti kraljica Elizabeta II, i mnogi drugi.

Hotel polako počinje da pada u zaborav usled političke situacije početkom devedesetih godina, da bi u bombardovanju 1999. godine bio jedan od meta u Beogradu. Prestao je sa radom nakon tog nemilog događaja, i svoje uzdignuće dočekao je tek 2013. godine.

In the following series of texts “Welcome to Zemun”, we will present you locations in Zemun, which have not left anyone indifferent so far. This municipality offers everything a person is interested in, starting with historical buildings and personalities, nightlife, beautiful architecture, even hidden parts unexplored at first glance, and simply, its unique spirit. We begin the series with a text about the legendary hotel located at the very entrance to Zemun, on the border with the municipality of Novi Beograd. Since its inception, this hotel has hosted world-famous personalities and in its time was the center of events, one might say, even in Belgrade. It is the hotel “Yugoslavia”. It was created not so long ago in 1969 and was one of the most important buildings in this part of Belgrade. With a phenomenal view of the War Islands and the historical Kalemegdan fortress, it attracted numerous domestic and foreign visitors. It must be noted that the construction lasted almost 21 years due to the complexity of the project and the care over the smallest details. With over 1500 rooms, on seven floors, it was the largest hotel in the former SFRY, and certainly the most modern. This glamorous hotel, based on the idea of the head of state at the time, hosted the most influential people in the world from various fields. Some of them were US Presidents Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, German Chancellor Willy Brandt, then astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, actor Kevin Costner and singer Tina Turner, and even one of the world’s greatest historical figures, the Queen Elizabeth II, and many others. The hotel slowly begins to fall into oblivion due to the political situation at the beginning of the nineties, so that in the bombing of 1999 it was one of the targets in Belgrade. He stopped working after that unfortunate event, and he received his promotion only in 2013.

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