Al Waddan Hotel
|Al Waddan Hotel|
Back view of the Al Waddan Hotel.
|Management||InterContinental Hotels Group|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Florestano Di Fausto|
The Al Waddan Hotel opened in 1936 as the Uaddan Hotel & Casino. It is a historic hotel in Tripoli, Libya, located overlooking the bay, just east of Grand Hotel Tripoli. Historically it was the grandest hotel in Tripoli and was referenced by an American journalist as being "the Waldorf Astoria of Tripoli" and was also named "a jewel of modern African architecture". It was built in 1935 at the same time as the Hotel Al Mehari. It was designed by Italian architect Florestano Di Fausto, with the collaboration of Stefano Gatti-Casazza. It contained a casino and a 500-seat theatre.
It was recently completely restored as an international luxury hotel and is managed by InterContinental Hotels.
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