The Babylon Warwick Hotel

Baghdad / Iraq / 2015

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The Babylon Warwick Hotel is a 300-room hotel on Karrada Street, on the banks of the Tigris River, in the Al-Jadriya district of Baghdad, Iraq,

The hotel is a Ziggurat, in the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels. It was designed by Slovenian architect Edvard Ravnikar and was originally intended to be built as a beach resort at Budva in Montenegro, in Yugoslavia. When that project fell through, the plans were re-used and slightly adjusted for the new site in Baghdad The hotel originally opened in 1982 as the Babylon Oberoi Hotel, managed by Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.The interiors were designed by Indian architect Sunita Kohli. Oberoi severed their connection with the hotel due to the 1991 Gulf War. On January 25, 2010 the Babylon Hotel was the site of a car bomb attack.[3] The hotel joined the Warwick Hotels and Resorts chain in October 2014.On May 29, 2015, the Babylon Warwick Hotel was the site of another deadly car bomb attack.

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     The Babylon Warwick Hotel is a 300-room hotel on Karrada Street, on the banks of the Tigris River, in the Al-Jadriya district of Baghdad, Iraq,The hotel is a Ziggurat, in the form of a terraced step pyramid of successively receding stories or levels. It was designed by Slovenian architect Edvard Ravnikar and was originally intended to be built as a beach resort at Budva in Montenegro, in Yugoslavia. When that project fell through, the...

    Project details
    • Year 2015
    • Work started in 2010
    • Work finished in 2015
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts
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