Seven Arches Hotel

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Seven Arches Hotel
7 Arches hotel.jpg
General information
Location Mount of Olives, Jerusalem
Coordinates 31°46′32″N 35°14′36″E / 31.77556°N 35.24333°E / 31.77556; 35.24333
Opening 1964
Owner Jordanian government
Other information
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.[citation needed] Since 1967, the hotel has been managed by the Custodian of Absentee Property, an arm of the Israeli government.[1]

History[edit]

Seven Arches Hotel facade

The PLO held its first Palestine National Council conference at the hotel in May 1964.[2]

Today[edit]

The Seven Arches is a 3-star hotel with 169 rooms notable for its spectacular view of Jerusalem.[3] 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."[4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°46′32.48″N 35°14′36.2″E / 31.7756889°N 35.243389°E / 31.7756889; 35.243389