|Four Seasons Hotel Damascus|
Four Seasons Hotel
|Owner||Samer Foz and Syrian Ministry of Tourism|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners)|
|Number of rooms||297|
|Number of suites||66|
Four Seasons Hotel Damascus was a five-star hotel 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. 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.
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.
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.
The Barada River near the hotel