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Holiday Inn officially opens

Bratislava's newest hotel, Holiday Inn, officially opened on October 4. It is part of the world's largest hotel chain and will be connected to the company's world booking systems, called Holidex 2000. The hotel has 164 rooms and a Congress Hall that can hold 350 people. The hotel is owned by Slovkarpatia Bratislava, whose majority shareholders include the Slovenská poisťovňa (the Slovak Insurance Company - with 57 percent), Slovensky Zväz Spotrebnych Družstiev, and SD Jednota, a retail cooperative.

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Suicide game does not exist and visa-free regime for Ukrainians is not a lie

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes from the past two weeks.

There is no computer game that makes people commit suicides.

It’s not easy being an ‘alien’ in Slovakia

Are Slovaks scared of foreigners? The stories of those who are trying to make their homes here suggest that ignorance and bureaucratic inertia, rather than fear, cause more problems.

Dealing with state offices may be difficult and time-demanding.

President Kiska uses train for first time

After criticism from coalition MPs for flying and a troublesome car trip, Slovak President Kiska to commute to Bratislava by international train, boarding it in his hometown of Poprad.

President Kiska gets off the IC train in Bratislava.

What has remained here after Stoka, Propeller or Cvernovka? Photo

The book BA!! Places of Living Culture 1989-2016 brings authentic accounts about 38 independent cultural spots in Bratislava.

Blaho Uhlár, founder of the Stoka theatre, in front of the theatre in 2006.