Beira Grande Hotel: A 5 Star Hell
The Beira Grande Hotel was once the most luxurious hotel in Africa. The giant complex had around 120 suites, a cinema, an Olympic swimming pool, a helicopter pad, restaurants, a bank, a post office – it was a city in itself. Since shutting down, this colonial dream has become a nightmare. After being used initially as military base during the civil war, the squatters moved in. Thousands of impoverished people now crowd the Grande Hotel, it being the only place they can find shelter.