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  • Is US embassy building a hotel, SC asks govt

    ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to verify the allegation by a private petitioner that a hotel was being constructed in the US embassy compound...

    Petitioner Zafarullah Khan, a lawyer and chairman of Watan Party, had approached the apex court in 2009 with the request to stop the government from providing additional land for the expansion of the embassy, which already occupied 38 acres in...

  • Online hotel booking in Pakistan ‘set to grow’

    KARACHI: When it comes to hotel room booking, Wi-fi is a deal-breaker with 68 per cent of visitors asking for this amenity, followed by 24pc looking for swimming pools and 8pc searching for air-conditioned rooms, according to a report released by hotel booking website Jovago...

    Talking about the experience of ‘educating’ hotel and guesthouse owners, she said that it was the website’s biggest challenge to get hoteliers to understand...

  • Makkah hotel evacuated after fire

    A hotel in Makkah, where around 2 million Muslims have gathered to perform Haj, was evacuated on Monday after a fire broke out, the Saudi Civil Defence Directorate said...

    Civil defence spokesman Major Nayef Al-Sharif said no casualties were reported following the fire, which was sparked by a faulty air conditioning unit on the eighth floor of a hotel in the Azaziyah district of Makkah...

  • PIA has no plan to sell Roosevelt Hotel, NA panel told

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel was informed on Wednesday that the Pakistan International Airlines has no plans to sell the Roosevelt Hotel in New York...

    When Mr Mahmood said there were reports that the PIA was going to sell its Roosevelt Hotel in New York, the acting PIA chairman said that there was no such plan...

  • Case filed against 5 men for assaulting girl at hotel in Karachi's DHA

    A first information report (FIR) has been registered against five men accused of assaulting a girl at a hotel in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in Karachi, police officials said on Monday...

    According to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Karachi South Javed Akbar Riaz, the incident took place on October 29 at a four-star hotel where the girl went with a friend...

  • Vegas gunman transferred $100K, set up cameras at hotel room

    The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside the peephole of his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, authorities said on Tuesday...

    The cameras Paddock set up at the Mandalay Bay hotel casino were part of his extensive preparations that included stockpiling...

  • Somalia police end night-long siege of hotel, 23 dead

    Somali security forces ended a night-long siege at a Mogadishu hotel by five attackers who stormed the building after a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the entrance gate on Saturday afternoon...

    Troops regained control of the Nasa-Hablod hotel on Sunday morning, having killed three suspected attackers and captured two alive, said Capt Mohamed Hussein...

  • Fire in German Alps hotel kills five

    BERLIN: A fire that ripped through a hotel in the German Alps on Saturday killed at least five people and wounded seven others, while another person was missing, police said...

    The fire began early on Saturday in the hotel in the southern state of Bavaria with 50 people inside, including 47 employees from the same company who were spending the Pentecost holiday weekend there, a police spokesman said...

  • Security agencies search Jhelum hotel owned by Pakistani-born London attacker's family

    Security agencies on Tuesday conducted a search of a hotel in Jhelum owned by family members of Pakistani-born London attacker, Khuram Shazad Butt, sources told DawnNews...

    Explore: London attacker identified as Pakistani-born British man previously known to police, MI5Reports of the search of the hotel, located on GT Road in the Mujahidabad area, were confirmed by area residents who said the search was carried out in the morning... ...

  • Trump’s Washington hotel saw almost $20m in revenue

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue during its first few months of operation a period that coincided with his election and inauguration as the 45th president...

    The Trump International Hotel, housed in the Old Post Office building down the street from the White House, has seen a burst of activity since opening its doors last fall...

  • Five-star hotel luxury on the rails in Japan

    That eye-popping price tag gets you five-star hotel luxury including a marble-floored bathroom with claw-legged tub in the priciest suite, food prepared by gourmet chefs, and sumptuous lounges where you can sip cocktails as you take in the dramatic scenery through huge viewing windows...

  • Man escapes to Dubai after wife’s murder in hotel

    KARACHI: The body of a young woman was found hanging with a ceiling fan in a Saddar hotel on Sunday morning, police said...

    They, however, believed that it was not a case of suicide since the victim’s husband, who was staying with her, left the hotel early morning...

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