Friday, February 18, 2005

Book Me the Goering Suite

From the Sun-Sentinel:

A luxury hotel will open next month on the site of Adolf Hitler’s Alpine retreat, which served as a part-time seat of government where he and other Nazi leaders often met to plan Germany’s assault on Europe and the Holocaust.

The new hotel, the Intercontinental Resort Berchtesgaden, will open on the Obersalzberg mountaintop to guests on March 1, the Bavarian Finance Ministry said Thursday.

The decision to build a hotel on the site angered many Jewish groups.

Officials have tried to address their concerns with a documentation center opened in 1999 to detail the area’s Nazi past.

In another concession, the hotel vetoed the idea for all the bellhops to have little toothbrush mustaches.