Belgrade is the up and coming Balkan city that is seeing lightening progress. From crowded café terraces to the laughter-filled banks of the Danube or Sava, from the fashionable streets of the historic centre to the dour neighbourhoods of the communist era, everywhere you look, young people are having fun, establishing and reinventing their lives.
It is also at the heart of the action, where the buzz of the city is at its strongest, that Mama Shelter has chosen its location, 125 rooms designed by Jalil Amor, running along Ulica Kneza Mihaila, the capital’s iconic pedestrian street.
Mama is popular with even the most serious business men for its Atelier, a large meeting or seminar room.
Mama has also remembered that Belgrade was a southerner. So in the kitchen, Mama has cooked up Italian style pizza baked in a wood-fired oven to be shared on large tables. And when the day finally comes to an end, Mama with its immense 500m2 rooftop offering open air hedonism, attracts all revellers.
It is here that a young, brand new, totally fresh, Europe is being born and with Mama, we have a ringside seat.