Grande Dame Hotel at war: Donbass Palace

The Grande Dame Hotel of the industrial metropolis of Donetsk was initially built in 1938. It was completely renewed by Ukrainian-Tatar billionaire Rinat Akhmetov in 2004.

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Donbass Palace

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Akhmetov also owns top soccer club Shaktyar Donezk. A trophy cabinet in the hotel lobby.

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Lobby bar

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Elevator

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Inside-out view on the large chandelier

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Standard room

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TV with many international channels

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Bath

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Amenities by Molton Brown

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View from the room

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Indoor pool and spa

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Fitness room

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Donbass Palace has remained open during the conflict (foto: July 2015)

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