Local officials in Benghazi have reportedly met to discuss the planned renovation of the Qasr al-Jazeera hotel.
The former Grand Hotel, also known locally as the Berenice Hotel, is currently vacant, but is to be developed into a five star hotel by the Malta-based Corinthia Hotel Group.
The development on the water-front in central Benghazi is taking place on a footprint of 7,000 square metres.
According to Corinthia Hotel Group, the hotel’s design will complement the architectural aesthetics of the surrounding area and be sympathetic to the local environment.
The hotel’s 338 rooms will include a number of executive bedrooms, suites and a presidential suite. The hotel will also offer extensive conference facilities, restaurants and coffee shop, executive lounge and business centre, a spa and gym, swimming pool, and underground parking for over 200 cars.
The development will also include a number of serviced commercial offices and retail outlets which will help to transform the area into a hub of activity.