A Montenegrin WWII internment camp became a luxury resort with overnight prices starting at 500 euros

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A new luxury hotel in Montenegro opened in April with the tagline: “A hotel surrounded by the sea, with you at its heart.” 

For a minimum of 500 euros ($543) a night, guests can expect beautiful views, fine dining at one of three restaurants, and access to pools and a spa.

But the remote hotel on Mamula Island has a dark history — it used to be an Italian concentration camp during World War II. More than 2,000 people were imprisoned there, and more than 100 people died. 

When the plans to refurbish the fortress were first announced in 2016, it was met with resistance from locals. But the government awarded the Swiss-Egyptian developer Orascom a 49-year lease, saying there were limited options for the future of the fort.

Now, the refurbishment is done and the hotel is open to visitors.

Source: businessinsider