Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Architect: Ivan Štraus
Former name: Holiday Inn
Genre: Modernist, Socialist architecture, former Yugoslavia
The Holiday Inn was purpose-built for the 1984 Winter Olympics, which Sarajevo hosted. During the Bosnian War (April 1992-December 1995), the property was used as a base by many international news bureaus and often sustained damage due to regular shelling by Bosnian Serb forces. The hotel continued to operate after the war had ended, attracting mostly aid workers, and some renovation work took place. In 2011 the property lost its Holiday Inn branding and closed for a period in 2015 before reopening at the Hotel Holiday (part of the Hotel Europe group) in 2016.
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