Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel Tripoli

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Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel Tripoli
Mehari Radisson Blu Hotel Tripoli Libya.JPG
General information
Location Libya Elfatah Street, Tripoli, Libya
Coordinates 32°53′44″N 13°12′1″E / 32.89556°N 13.20028°E / 32.89556; 13.20028
Opening 1989
Management Radisson Hotels
Website
http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-tripoli

The Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel Tripoli is a modern tourist hotel in Tripoli, Libya, near Grand Hotel Tripoli. It was built in 1989 and completely remodeled in 2009 to international standards as part of Radisson Hotels. It is located on the site of the earlier Hotel del Mehari , built in 1935, at the same time as the nearby Hotel Casinò Uaddan.[1]Like the Uaddan, it was designed by Italian architect Florestano Di Fausto, with the collaboration of Stefano Gatti-Casazza.[1]According to Brian McLaren in his book Architecture and tourism in Italian colonial Libya, the destroyed Mehari hotel "provided a fusion of the indigenous architecture of Tripoli with a modern aesthetic that responded to the demand for a metropolitan standard of comfort, typical to colonial tourism.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c McLaren, Brian (2006). Architecture and tourism in Italian colonial Libya: an ambivalent modernism. University of Washington Press. pp. 194–204. ISBN 978-0-295-98542-8. Retrieved 9 March 2011.