An ad for the Semiramis Hotel in Damascus in the 1950s

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The ad promotes the hotel as "The Present of Damascus to the World." It boasts of being the newest hotel, in the world's oldest city. Additionally, it features telephones and radios both in rooms and bathrooms, an orchestra playing day and night, and an Oriential restaurant managed by the Swiss. The 6-floor hotel includes 125 rooms, 4-elevators, and a roof for parties.