The 105-story, pyramid-shaped hotel which has been under construction since the ‘80s in North Korea’s capital city might be opening for the first time in a matter of months. The Ryugyong Hotel will “partially, probably” open in mid 2013, Reto Wittwer, CEO of international hotel operator Kempinski AG, said Thursday at a forum in Seoul.
"Kempinski will manage the hotel, which Mr. Wittwer said will open with shops, offices, ballrooms, restaurants and 150 rooms," the AP reports.
In September, a Beijing-based tour agency was allowed to peek inside and released pictures of the bare concrete interior shell. Find CTBUH previous CTBUH coverage here.