Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Most tasteless gimmick ever?

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How about this for a terrible piece of marketing? The Mr President hotel in Belgrade, Serbia has come under fire from the Jewish Anti-Defamation League for offering guests the chance to stay in its "$200-a-night Hitler suite, where a portrait of the uniformed German dictator, with a swastika on his arm, hangs on the wall over the king-sized bed."

The hotel, whose rooms are all named after world leaders past and present, also offers Stalin, Castro, Thatcher, Bush and Tito suites. Quite how they though they could get away with the Hitler suite (and the Stalin suite for that matter) is anybody's guess, though apparently the manager says Hitler's is the most popular room in the hotel.
Unbelievable.

4 comments:

Andrew Nixon said...

I find the idea of spending a night in Thatcher's bed to also be rather disturbing...

Hugh Caldwell said...

That must be the cheapest hotel suite in the world. Don't hesitate. You can always stick Hitler's picture in the wardrobe (along with the Gideon Bible).

Paul Sims said...

$200 a night Hugh, so not even that cheap. Who knows, it could be incredibly luxurious, barring the small matter of the Fuhrer looking down on you as you sleep!

Avital Pilpel said...

Sounds more like a stupid gimmick than actual anti-semitism. Heck,