Hotel Holiday, a modern and luxurious hotel, located in the center of Sarajevo. Built in 1983 for the needs of the 14th Winter Olympic games it found its place in the hearts of people of Sarajevo. No wonder, because he creator and mastermind behind the design is the celebrated Bosnia and Herzegovina’s architect Ivan Štraus. With his specific artistic expression he succeeded in conveying the essence of the people and the aesthetic of the traditional house into a structure of such contemporary design.
Hotel Holliday Inn in 1983
The interior design resembles the intimacy and the aesthetic of the courtyard indigenous to Bosnia and Herzegovinas architectural and cultural tradition.
Since the day it was built, Hotel Holiday inn became a landmark of Sarajevo, and through its 35 years it stood witness to the best and the worst days of this city. As the elite hotel in Sarajevo it was mostly visited by celebrities and politicians until the aggression on Sarajevo. During the war, despite constant artillery shelling and sniper fire, the hotel remained open and accommodated foreign journalists and reporters. After the war, hotel Holiday inn was rebuilt and back to its primary function as an elite hotel in Sarajevo, but, unfortunately, it was not immune to the global economical crisis. In 2016. hotel Holliday Inn became a part of Europa hotels grupation and changed its name to hotel Holliday and as such it accommodates guests from around the globe.
Even 20 years after the war, the design of the hotel has remained the same
Olympic emblem engraved on the hotel
The interior is designed to portray the intimacy and the aesthetic of the courtyard indigenous to Bosnia and Herzegovinas architectural and cultural tradition.A representative hotel lobby, with its intricate design holds the olyimpic essence, taking guests back through time, to a time of greatest postmodern architectural, artistic and cultural achievements in the former Yugoslavia and beyond. A city in itself, the olympic lobby offers guests numerous features such as: Hair salon, Tobacco shop, renowned boutiques, rent-a-car, exchange office etc
Spacious and comfortable, with a modern interior and intimate ambience, hotel Holiday has ten floors with 380 graciously decorated accomodation units, from which 364 are rooms and 16 suits. All hotel rooms have air conditioning , tv and a mini bar, bathroom that includes a tub and shower, hair dryer and bathrobes. All facilities include sitting areas, satellite tv and free wifi.
Hotels National restaurant is well know for its illustrious national and international cuisine, where you can experience the essentia of our historically rich culture in just one bite. At your disposal are also na Aperitive bar, Pâtisserie, Caffe Inn, Welness spa and a Gym. The largest congress centre in the region is situated in our hotel. Nine acclimatized congress halls can accommodate around 1500 participants with state of the art audio-visual equipment as well as simultaneous translation services.