Hotels Corinthia receives a taste of Tripoli with Bab Africa hotel November 2003 434 The five-star Corinthia Bab Africa hotel in Tripoli, Libya, was declared officially open by the prime minister of Libya, Dr Shukri Mohammed Ghanem, in the presence of Corinthia Group chairman Alfred Pisani and a number of distinguished Libyan and Maltese personalities. The Corinthia Bab Africa Hotel, a northern gateway to Libya and to the vast African continent, is situated on the Tripoli coastline, adjacent to the ancient Medina and the city’s business hub. It is a superior deluxe five-star hotel that sets new standards of excellence on the African continent by way of its spectacular architecture, luxurious interior design, and superior services. The Hotel is now welcoming visitors from all over the world, who are availing themselves of world-class standards of services, accommodation, banqueting, conferences and restaurant facilities.The 300-room landmark hotel features two tall, elegant towers that enhance the Tripoli skyline. Besides the 300 luxurious bedrooms and suites, all with sea-views, the Hotel offers a number of top quality facilities and a wide range of dining venues and cafes. These include the main restaurant featuring traditional Libyan and international cuisine, an Italian restaurant, a Lobby café, an outdoor fish restaurant with sea views, a Moroccan restaurant on the 28th floor offering spectacular views of Tripoli, and a pool café.The Corinthia Bab Africa is the first hotel of its kind in Tripoli and besides the leisure business, also aims to attract the ever-increasing MICE market and corporate travel business. In line with this, the hotel features fully equipped large conference halls, banqueting halls and meeting rooms to cater for all kinds of international events.