Source: eKapija/Beta | Sunday, 25.06.2017.| 11:20
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Reconstruction of Nis-based Ambasador hotel - First guests by March 2018 (PHOTO)

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The Ambasador hotel, one of the symbols of the city of Nis, will be completely reconstructed by the beginning of next year, Beta agency find out at My Place Group.

In June last year, the company bought the Ambasador, and as they state, "it should welcome its first guests by March next year".

Director of My Place Group Ivan Spasic says the reconstruction started last month and will cost more than EUR 2.5m.

- All old furniture, installations, sanitary facilities have already been removed from the hotel. The demolition of walls has been in progress and this hotel will have about 70 rooms instead of former 150 rooms, of which 12 will be suits – Spasic said.

According to him, rooms will be modernly equipped and the facility will also have a conference room, a spa, a gym, and three restaurants.

- Hotel exterior will also be changed, a new facade, new aluminum window frames and new windows will be installed, Spasic said, adding that reconstruction will be done so that the hotel gets five stars.

Spasic said that the renovation of the Ambasador did not start last year, as it was announced, for obtaining permits and designs.

- The permission for the adaptation had to be issued by the Ministry of Construction since the hotel was higher than 50 meters - he explained.

Hotel Ambasador was sold to My Place Group at auction for a bit more than RSD 97 m.

The Ambasador was owned by Srbijaturist until 2003, when, like other hotels of that company (Park, Partizan, Nais and Ozren), it was acquired by the company of the American businessman, Srbo Ilic. After years of litigation with the Privatization Agency, in 2014, Ilic decided to sell all hotels including the Ambasador hotel.

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