A French company began construction work on Tuesday on a $15 million luxury hotel in Nineveh’s Shallalat area, 10 km north of Mosul, according to AKnews.
The Investment Commission's media spokesman told the agency that the 200-room hotel will be the first of its kind in the region.
“The implementation of the project comes after the contract was signed between the French firm and Nineveh province more than five months ago,” he said.
Set in 10,000 square meters of grounds, the luxury hotel will boast four restaurants, a permanent exhibition of French heritage, a large swimming pool and outdoor recreation areas.
The French company is to complete the project within 10 months.