Qatar/Dubai: Rulers face European property troubles

Issue 845 - 16 Jan 2009 | 1 minute read

Reports in French newspapers suggest that Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani may not have his way over a multi-million dollar renovation of the Hotel Lambert in Paris. Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë has said the Emir’s plans for the building, built in 1639 and part of a Unesco world heritage site, include underground parking, new elevatorsand additions to the living areas. “This is a real threat to a gem of Paris heritage, the only private house from the end of Louis the XIII’s reign that remains untouched’’.

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