Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
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Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
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Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Damascus is located in Damascus
Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
Location within Damascus
General information
LocationSyria Damascus, Syria
Coordinates33°30?50?N 36°17?28?E / 33.51389°N 36.29111°E / 33.51389; 36.29111Coordinates: 33°30?50?N 36°17?28?E / 33.51389°N 36.29111°E / 33.51389; 36.29111
Groundbreaking2001
Opening2005
OwnerSamer Foz and Syrian Ministry of Tourism
Height82.54 meters[1]
Technical details
Floor count23
Design and construction
ArchitectDar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners)
Other information
Number of rooms297
Number of suites66

Four Seasons Hotel Damascus was a five-star hotel[2] and was part of the Toronto-based Four Seasons luxury hotels and resorts from 2005 to June 19, 2019. It is located in the central district neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. It is located on Shukri Al Quatli Street.[3] The hotel, financed by the Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, was opened in 2005 and completed on time by local contractor the Fouad Takla Company. Four Seasons concluded its management of the hotel effective June 19, 2019, due to US sanctions on its co-owner Samer Foz. The US government is accusing Mr. Foz of war-profiteering and doing business with the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad.[4]

The hotel is situated in downtown Damascus, within easy reach of other areas of downtown Damascus such as business companies and embassies as well as the Ancient City of Damascus. The hotel has 297 guest rooms, including 66 suites, with high-speed internet, a CD/DVD system and an in-room coffee maker.[3]

The Barada River flows near the hotel.

Al-Waleed bin Talal recently sold his stake in the hotel to Syrian businessman Samer Foz, who is reputed to have close ties to the Syrian President. The Syrian government is the second largest stakeholder in the hotel.[5][6]

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References

  1. ^ "Damascus Four Seasons Hotel". www.emporis.com. Emporis. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Power cuts impact daily life in Damascus". Gulf News. 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Four Seasons Hotel Damascus". Five Star Alliance. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Rose, Sunniva. "Four Seasons cuts ties with Damascus branch following Samer Foz sanctions". The national. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Rosenthal, Victoria. "Saudi Prince Alwaleed sells Four Seasons Hotel Damascus stake". Hotel Management. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Foroohar, Kambiz. "How Assad's Allies Got $18 Million From the UN". www.bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. Retrieved 2019.



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