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New Radisson Blu Hotel for Misrata

Carlson Rezidor has announced that it will re-enter the Libyan market when it opens its new Radisson Blu Hotel in Misrata: the 126-rooms property is scheduled to open in early 2016 and will be the first internationally branded hotel in Misrata. It is the conversion of an existing hotel and currently undergoing full renovation to […]

Corinthia Hotel to Stay Open

The Corinthia five-star hotel in Tripoli is still open, "with minimal maintenance work being carried out by our skeleton staff, but we are not operating because there is no business at the moment.” Alfred Pisani (pictured), founder of the Corinthia Group, told The Malta Independent that infrastructural damage from the attacks in January, in which […]

LAFICO to Develop Tunisian Resort

The Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company (LAFICO) plans to invest between $80 and $100 million to build a new 5-star resort in Tunis. According to a report from DirectInfo, the development would be on the site currently occupied by the Hotel du Lac, which is expected to be demolished in early 2014. With one or […]

Hotel Reaches No. 1 Spot on TripAdvisor

The Awal Hotel has just reached the number one spot in Tripoli on TripAdvisor, the world’s top travel website. Located in central Tripoli, the hotel hase 28 twin or double bedrooms offering all the necessary amenities, including large desks for added space and comfort for business travellers. Room facilities also include a private ensuite bathroom, […]

Marriott Plans to Reopen Tripoli Hotel

The JW Marriott hotel in Tripoli, which opened briefly before the Revolution, is now expected to be re-opened in 2014. Tripoli Post reports that the 307-room, 34-floor tower, which is owned by Korea's Daewoo E&C and the Libyan government, would reopen after undergoing repair and maintenance work to fix damage. It's a 5-star hotel located […]

Al Waha Project "Back on Track"

The Al Waha development on the Airport Road in downtown Tripoli is reported to be back on track. Speaking to Gulf News, the Managing Director of Abu Dhabi-based Al Maabar, Yousuf Mohammad Al Nowais, said: “We stopped tendering for the project at Al Waha shortly after the Arab Spring, but it gives me great pleasure that the […]

Misrata gets One-Stop Shop for Foreign Investors

Misrata has become the second city, after Tripoli, to set up a 'one-stop shop' to fast track overseas investments. According to a report from Libya Herald, the move is part of Libya’s drive to attract foreign investors, with the shops having local powers to sort out new projects and speed their way through cumbersome bureaucracy. […]

Benghazi Grand Hotel Project to be Abandoned?

The €130-million redevelopment of Benghazi’s abandoned Qasr al-Jazeera Hotel -- formerly the Grand Hotel and Berenice Hotel -- will be abandoned if the owners are not given permission to demolish the building and replace it with a modern structure, reports Libya Herald. Joseph Farrugia, of the Malta-based Corinthia Hotel Group, has told Libya Herald: "We are […]