Corinthia Hotel Khartoum

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Corinthia Hotel Khartoum
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Corinthia Hotel Khartoum
Hotel chain Corinthia Hotels
General information
Location Sudan Khartoum, Sudan
Address Nile Road
Opening 2008
Cost 80 Million Euro
Owner Libyan government
Management Corinthia Hotels
Other information
Number of rooms 230
Number of restaurants 6
The Corinthia Hotel

The Corinthia Hotel Khartoum is a five-star hotel in central Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, on the meeting point of the Blue Nile and White Nile and in the centre of Khartoum’s commercial, business, and administrative districts. It is located next to the Friendship Hall of Khartoum and the Tuti Bridge.

The hotel was opened on 17 August 2008. It has 18 guest floors, 173 rooms and 57 suites, all offering panoramic views of Khartoum and the Nile. The hotel has six restaurants and cafés and leisure facilities including spa, gym, tennis and squash courts.

It was built and financed by the Libyan government at a cost of over 80 million Euro. The building has an oval curved facade; like the Burj Al Arab, it was designed to resemble a ship's sail. It is known as "Gaddafi's Egg" because it is funded by Libya. [1]

It is well known that Osama Bin Laden was banished from The Sudan in the 1990's. However it is rumored that the notorious Western-defined terrorist would secretly meet with his concubines in the deserted hotel. The locals fear that the foreigner is using his influence over Omar Al-Bashir and Gaddafi to do as he pleases in the country, with rumors of disappearances of young males and females between the ages of 12 and 99 years in the Corinthia. Fortunately the recent incursion of the Chinese (called "seeneen" in arabic) has shifted influence, and a blitzkreg of Arab power has been observed especially with the "Seeneen" preferring closed compounds to reside in. [2]


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Coordinates: 15°36′24″N 32°30′49″E / 15.60667°N 32.51361°E / 15.60667; 32.51361