Corinthia Hotel Tripoli

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Corinthia Hotel Tripoli
Corinthia Hotel Tripoli Libya.JPG
The Corinthia Hotel main tower.
Hotel chain Corinthia Hotels
General information
Location Libya Tripoli, Libya
Address Souk Al Thulatha Al Gadim
Coordinates 32°53′50″N 13°10′13″E / 32.89722°N 13.17028°E / 32.89722; 13.17028
Opening 2003
Owner IHI PLC [1]
Management Corinthia Hotels
Technical details
Floor count 28 (tower 1), 14 (tower 2)
Other information
Number of rooms 319
Number of restaurants 4

The Corinthia Hotel Tripoli, originally known as the Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel, is a five star skyscraper hotel in Tripoli, Libya. It is located in the city center, near the central business district. Is run by the Maltese Corinthia Hotels International. The hotel was opened in 2003 by Prime Minister, Shukri Ghanem.

2015 terror attack[edit]

On 27 January 2015 ten people, including five foreigners from France, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom[2] and the American Crucible LLC security contractor David Berry,[3] were killed by a gun attack.[4] Prior to this attack six people were injured in a car bomb explosion near the Hotel.[5] A group of militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the attack.[6] The group, which called itself Islamic State in Tripoli Province, stated that they perpetrated the attack to avenge the death of Abu Anas al-Libi.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ihiplc.com/our-portfolio-02/owned-hotels/owned-detail/CORINTHIA-HOTEL-TRIPOLI
  2. ^ Moore, Jack (27 January 2015). "American Among Dead as Hotel in Libya Stormed by Terrorists". NBC News. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Moore, Jack (27 January 2015). "David Berry, Contractor Working for Northern Virginia-Based Firm Killed in Libyan Hotel Attack". NBC Washington. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Jomana Karadsheh and Hamdi Alkhshali (27 January 2015). "Gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Libya; at least 10 die". CNN. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Libya hotel attack: Five foreigners among nine killed". BBC. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Moore, Jack (27 January 2015). "ISIS Attack on Tripoli Hotel Opens New Front Against West". Newsweek. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Mohamed, Esam (28 January 2015). "Islamic State loyalists claim responsibility for Libya hotel attack". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 

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