Tibesti Hotel

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Tibesti Hotel
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Tibesti Hotel
General information
Location Benghazi, Libya
Coordinates 32°6′41.48″N20°4′9.78″E / 32.1115222°N 20.0693833°E / 32.1115222; 20.0693833
Technical details
Floor count15
Other information
Number of rooms242

The Tibesti Hotel is a hotel situated overlooking the harbour of the 23rd July Lake in the city centre of Benghazi, Libya. [1]



At fifteen stories tall, it is a particularly prominent building [2] with 242 rooms.

2011 bomb attack

On 1 June 2011, the hotel came to international attention during the Libyan Civil War when explosives were detonated in a car nearby. A spokesman for the National Transitional Council called the bombing a "cowardly act". [3] It was suspected that an officer was killed, and many people started to shout chants against Muammar Gaddafi while the hotel was being cordoned off. [3]

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  3. 1 2 "Libya: Benghazi Blast Rocks Hotel Used by Rebels". BBC News. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2011.

Coordinates: 32°6′41.48″N20°4′9.78″E / 32.1115222°N 20.0693833°E / 32.1115222; 20.0693833