The Baron Hotel Throughout the twentieth century, Syria's esteemed Baron Hotel hosted celebrities and world leaders like Lawrence of Arabia, Agatha Christie and Teddy Roosevelt. Today, circumstances both financial and political threaten to destroy the hotel's character. NPR's Kate Seelye reports.
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Throughout the twentieth century, Syria's esteemed Baron Hotel hosted celebrities and world leaders like Lawrence of Arabia, Agatha Christie and Teddy Roosevelt. Today, circumstances both financial and political threaten to destroy the hotel's character. NPR's Kate Seelye reports.