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The Hôtel de Crillon sits on the corner of the Place de la Concorde. Credit Andy Haslam for The New York Times
Paris- “Hôtel de Crillon is Paris,” the renowned French Caribbean musician Henri Salvador wrote in the namesake hotel’s guest book in 1984. “Paris is Champagne, Champagne is France and France is my heart so Hôtel de Crillon is my heart.” What would Mr. Salvador, a...
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A destroyed mural in the five-star Ninewah Oberoi Hotel in Mosul city, Mosul, Iraq January 30, 2017. Picture taken January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Mosul- When ISIS seized the five-star Ninewah Oberoi Hotel in east Mosul it replaced wealthy Iraqi patrons with another kind of elite — foreign fighters and suicide bombers seen as the group’s most prized members. The Iraqi army’s recent capture of...
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A Somali government soldier walks near the scene of an explosion in front of Dayah hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
At least 13 people were killed after two car bombs exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu Wednesday and gunmen forced their way inside the building and opened fire, police said. The attack, claimed by the Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab...
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Gary Sykes, a doorman at the Thompson Hotel in Chicago. Credit James Bernal for The New York Times
Chicago — If the entrance of a hotel is its own sort of stage, then few actors have commanded one quite like Gary Sykes, head doorman at the Thompson Chicago. From the time his shift begins at 3 p.m. till the time he gets off at 11, Mr. Sykes is a whirlwind of “Well,...
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Taliban militants yesterday carried out an attack on a hotel frequented by foreigners in Kabul by using a truck bomb. The attack was followed by clashes with the security forces that lasted seven hours. Kabul’s security situation is deteriorating and it is still...