The Sheraton Hotel in Damascus by Lucio Barbera in 1978.
The hotel comprises a six-storey, compact U-shaped, building overlooking a series of descending landscaped gardens and a pool. These are all symetrically laid out along an axis which leads down to the center of Omayyad Square.
A monumental fountain is the upper focus of the axis, and is complemented at the lower end of the site by an oasis" of palms sheltering another fountain. The hotel rooms are arranged on the upper five floors.