The Oldest Hotel in Aleppo Hotel Baron Owned By Armenian Family: RT Report
The Oldest Hotel in Aleppo Hotel Baron Owned By Armenian Family: RT Report –
Aleppo – It was once the most stylish hotel in Aleppo, hosting the likes of former French leader Charles de Gaulle and novelist Agatha Christie.
But the feted Baron Hotel has been forced to close its doors as the Syrian civil war grips the city, with the front line separating government and rebel forces just metres away from the building.
The hotel was founded in 1911 by late owner Armen Mazloumian’s grandfather, whose name it bears, and was once the fanciest in Aleppo, Syria’s former commercial hub.
In 1958, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser delivered a speech there. It was also at the Baron that Agatha Christie wrote parts of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.
Russia Today’s Lizzie Phelan visited the hotel that no longer hosts tourists, but is a shelter to refugees.
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