Grand Hotel Tripoli

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Grand Hotel Tripoli
Grand Kabir Hotel Tripoli Libya 2012.jpg
General information
Location Libya Elfatah Street, Tripoli, Libya
Coordinates 32°53′35″N 13°11′4″E / 32.89306°N 13.18444°E / 32.89306; 13.18444
Opening 1982
Other information
Number of rooms 350

The Grand Hotel Tripoli, also known as Al-Kabir Hotel or Al Kabeer Hotel is a hotel on Elfatah Street in Tripoli, Libya. The hotel was built in 1982 and designed by the British firm of Wakeman Trower & Partners Ltd.[1] It replaced a smaller historic hotel, also called Grand Hotel Tripoli, which was demolished.

The original Grand Hotel Tripoli

The hotel stands in an extensive open park which overlooks the harbor, not far from the Algerian embassy and Jamal Abd Alnaser Mosque. It has 350 rooms.[2] It is noted for its many arches, inspired by the original building's facade, which form the basis of the structure. The hotel once had a propaganda poster on the outside of the hotel showed a crying child superimposed above a montage of the wreckage caused by the attack by the British.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.jsp?site_id=414
  2. ^ Curry, Jeffrey E.; Putzi, Sibylla (August 2001). Global road warrior: 95-country resource for the international business communicator and traveler. World Trade Press. p. 480. ISBN 978-1-885073-86-0. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Marozzi, Justin (1 May 2002). South from Barbary: along the slave routes of the Libyan Sahara. Flamingo. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-00-653117-3. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 

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