Life Inside The Rixos Spa: Journalist Trapped Inside Tripoli’s Living Hotel (Photos)
JOURNALISTS are trapped in the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, Libya. The Rixos hotel housed top government officials, foreign journalists and state television facilities but now just dozens of journalist remain trapped, unable to leave, inside the hotel which is still in control of forces loyal to Colonel Gadhafi.
The hotel’s website tells us that the spa offers relaxation in a luxurious setting::
Rixos Al Nasr Tripoli is waiting for you, with it’s Turkish hospitality culture of service perfection. Located in the native ocaliptus trees in Tripoli. The Hotel comprises an area of 20.000m², and has a completely unique architectural design which has been built without any damage to the nature. Surrounding of the hotel is covered with green plants there for it?s called “THE LIVING HOTEL”.
Want to look around and see what war reporting can be like? Course you do:
Indian born international evangelist K.A. Paul, left, and former U.S. Congressman Walter Fontroy stand in a hallway of the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday Aug. 23, 2011. Paul and Fontroy who were on a peace brokering mission in Libya, are now trapped in the hotel with dozens of journalistS as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi hold them inside the hotel while fighting rebels around them. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)