Tirana International Hotel

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Tirana International Hotel
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Location in Albania
General information
Location Tirana, Albania
Address Skanderbeg Square 8, 1001 Tirana, Albania
Coordinates 41°19′47″N19°49′7″E / 41.32972°N 19.81861°E / 41.32972; 19.81861
Technical details
Floor count15
Design and construction
Architect Valentina Pistoli
Other information
Number of rooms168

Tirana International Hotel (also called in Albanian : Pesëmbëdhjetëkatëshi, English: The Fifteen-floors) is a hotel located in Tirana, Albania on the corner between central Skanderbeg Square and Zogu I Boulevard. Originally built in 1979 in a Soviet-era architectural style, it was named Hotel Tirana,. [1] In 2001 the hotel was renovated by an Italian company and now it is a 4-star hotel. Tirana International has 168 rooms on 15 floors. [2]



The Tirana International Hotel was built in 1979 during the period of communism in Albania. The hotel was designed by Valentina Pistoli, an Albanian architect born in Korce, Albania and was built by the Albanian government. The building was one of the biggest buildings in Albania during communist times. During communist times, it was open to few people from outside of Albanian borders such as business representatives and foreign government officials, and was also open to citizens of Albania. In the 1980s, the Hotel Tirana was a popular meeting place of members of the Politburo - secret underground escapes made for their safety.

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  1. McAdam, Marika (2009). Lonely Planet Western Balkans (2 ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 67. ISBN   978-1-74104-729-5.
  2. Albanian Hotel.com