Lafarge Iraq is the exclusive cement supplier for the construction of the biggest hotel in Baghdad, this extensive project started in 2014. Baghdad International Hotel will be one of the biggest hotels in the region, it will include a shopping mall, event and conference halls, as well as a residential building. The total surface area of the project is 11.748 m2.
The residential building consists of 15 floors and two floors of underground parking, the building also has a helipad on the roof. The first five floors will house the shopping mall and conference halls. The upper 10 floors will be purely residential and will consist of 49 apartments.. The hotel starts from the first to the 15th floor, and it consists of 177 rooms, 50 suites, and a VIP suite for ambassadors.
The hotel, which overlooks the Tigris, is located in the, Al Qadisiya, Al Jadriya Bridge area of Baghdad, opposite to Biyarat Al Sham Restaurant- the hotel is only 13.5 Km away from Baghdad International Airport and 11 Km away from Tahrir Square.
The construction of Baghdad International Hotel started in 2014, and Lafarge Iraq has been the only cement supply partner. The project has been executed by Ardh AlManasik Company.
Nooruldeen A. Arif, the project manager from Ardh AlManasik Company, said “I would like to thank Lafarge Iraq for their support and excellent service, starting from their technical support through to the delivery of the products of the highest quality. Lafarge Iraq have been consistent with their high quality product throughout the past two years. Lafarge Iraq’s Baghdad sales team have also been helpful in terms of solving sales-related issues.”
After a period of rebuilding after 2003, the last few years have presented many challenges to Iraq’s economy, projects like this are helping it to start growing again and Lafarge Iraq is delighted to be a part of projects such as these which will help to rebuild the country’s economy.
The hotel is due to open in 2020 and it is expected to provide a big boost to the tourism sector in Iraq.