Holiday Inn stands as a grim reminder of the civil war in Lebanon (1975–1990). The 26-story building, with a stunning view of the Mediterranean, opened in 1974 in Beirut, the city that the international jet set loved to party in. It only stayed open for a year before combatting groups took over the building, in what has become known as "the Battle of the Hotels".
What impact does such a building have on the city and could it be a place for remembrance in a possible future, or is this to be the great exhibition that never happened? And why did Tom Young feel immediatly at home here?
OmVärlden Podd is a Swedish podcast on foreign policy and global development.
Reporter: Ylva Bergman.