Seven Arches Hotel
|Seven Arches Hotel|
|Location||Mount of Olives, Jerusalem|
|Number of rooms||169|
The Seven Arches Hotel (formerly the Jerusalem Inter-Continental Hotel) is a hotel in East Jerusalem in the Arab neighborhood of A-Tur on the Mount of Olives. The hotel overlooks the Jewish cemetery that covers the slopes of the mountain. The hotel is owned by the Jordanian government and built on a leased land owned by the Jerusalemite prominent Arab family Al-Alami (Arabic: العلمي), whose many of its members still reside in Jerusalem and Jordan, the hotel is claimed to be currently possessed by the Custodian of Absentee Property, an arm of the Israeli government.
The Seven Arches is a 3-star hotel with 169 rooms notable for its spectacular view of Jerusalem. Despite reports in 2010 that plans had been submitted for expansion of the hotel, the general manager of the Seven Arches, Awni Inshewat denied this. He said there had been some confusion over an application for a building permit for a large Christian prayer tent located at the site: "The tent has been there for about five years, but the municipality said it needs a building permit, so we applied for that."