Hilton starts building Belgrade hotel

Serbia's capital is now "among the best cities of the world," Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday.

Source: Beta, Tanjug
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This remark came after the laying of the foundation stone for a Hilton hotel in Belgrade, Tanjug reported.

Vucic said he was "happy to see a Hilton hotel being built in Belgrade, calling it a sign that showed Belgrade and Serbia were changing to the better."

"The best cities in the world have a Hilton and Belgrade is becoming such a city. Every (Serbian) citizen should be proud as this is a sign of trust, and without trust there would be no Hilton in Belgrade," said Vucic.

According to announcements, the eight-storey hotel on the corner of Kralja Milana and Kralja Milutina streets will have 250 rooms and suits and cover a total area of 32,418 square meters, and should be opened in 2018.

Asked by reporters during the ceremony whether he has lately been abusing his position as the country's prime minister during factory-openings and groundbreaking ceremonies, for the sake of his SNS party's election campaign, Vucic replied:

"You could not see me speak badly about anyone and abusing my office in any sense, anywhere, or in any way, not even indirectly."

Vucic further stated he was "doing the same as before, wishing to take pride in the results, because he thinks that is important for Serbia."

"I'm doing the same as before, the only difference is there is a different construction season, depending on the time of year. I am no more hard-working now than I was before, it's just that now I can't be receiving Merkel, Putin, and others."

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