Hay-Adams’ Bruland a witness to history in D.C.

Hoteliers are sometimes in unique positions to bear witness to key moments in human history. In the modern era, some of Beirut’s grandest such as the St Georges and Phoenicia were front and center during the “Battle of the Hotels” in 1975. The Caravelle in Saigon, the Al Rasheed in Baghdad and the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo are among those with legendary status as “war hotels.” The Hilton & Towers in Chicago was the backdrop for the bloody 1968 Democratic convention protests. Just last year, the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton served as a 5-star prison for Saudi royalty accused of corruption. This…
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