Bucharest Hilton

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The Independent Online
Romania's flagship hotel the Athenee Palace, damaged by bullets and fire during the 1989 revolution, is to be taken over by Hilton and given a dollars 50m facelift, the US-based hotel group said, Reuter reports from Bucharest. Under the contract Hilton takes over the management and administration of the Bucharest landmark, built between 1912 and 1914, which was also damaged in an earthquake in 1977.