Al Waddan Hotel

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Al Waddan Hotel
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Back view of the Al Waddan Hotel.
Al Waddan Hotel is located in Tripoli, Libya
Al Waddan Hotel
Location within Tripoli, Libya
General information
Location Libya Tripoli, Libya
Coordinates 32°53′36″N 13°11′28″E / 32.89333°N 13.19111°E / 32.89333; 13.19111
Opening 1935
Management InterContinental Hotels Group
Design and construction
Architect Florestano Di Fausto
Hotel Casinò Uaddan in the 1950s

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".[1] It was built in 1935 at the same time as the Hotel Al Mehari.[2] It was designed by Italian architect Florestano Di Fausto, with the collaboration of Stefano Gatti-Casazza.[2] 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.


  1. ^ Segrè, Claudio G. (9 August 1990). Italo Balbo: A Fascist Life. University of California Press. p. 303. ISBN 978-0-520-07199-5. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b McLaren, Brian (2006). Architecture and tourism in Italian colonial Libya: an ambivalent modernism. University of Washington Press. p. 194. ISBN 978-0-295-98542-8. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 

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