Hotels as Strategic Assets, Prestige Targets, and Sanctuaries

  • Kenneth Morrison


The opening chapter discusses the concept of the ‘war hotel’ and how these hotels play myriad roles in the context of warfare. The author focuses on hotels as ‘strategic assets, prestige targets and temporary sanctuaries’, providing an overview of the utility of hotels in times of conflict. The author draws on case studies from Lebanon, Northern Ireland, the UK, Cyprus, Croatia, and Rwanda, and assesses how hotels in these conflict zones have played a key role in them, albeit for different reasons.


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  • Kenneth Morrison
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK

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