I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a lengthy video of the Holiday Inn Beirut from the 1970s while it was still intact. Akhbar Beirut shared on its Facebook page a video from the movie “The Queen & I” starring Georgina Rizk, the first and only Lebanese to claim “Miss Universe” in 1971.

The Holiday Inn Beirut has long become a symbol of the Lebanese Civil War and its shell-scarred walls till today are reminiscent of this ugly era.