Is North Korea finally going to open its ‘hotel of doom’? – Telegraph.co.uk

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The world’s largest hotel turns 30 next year and speculation is mounting that it might mark the milestone by actually opening.

For the first time in years, the lights have come on inside North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel, adding to rumours that the regime is planning to revive the troubled 3,000-room hotel.

The Ryugyong is the world’s largest hotel, the only problem is nobody can stay there

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According to NK News, the Egyptian development company Orascom was recently flown into Pyongyang to discuss the future of the so-called “hotel of doom”. The company’s CEO, Naguib Sawiris, was rumoured to be at the meeting.

“Apparently (he’s there) for a visit to the Ryugyong to see about working on that again,” an anonymous source told the website.

By anyone’s standards, the Ryugyong Hotel has been a spectacular disaster. Work on the 105-storey,…

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