Hugo’s thrown Hilton out of the Caracas Hilton, which will now become a “socialist hotel”.
The landmark Caracas Hilton hotel was renamed the Alba on Saturday by President Hugo Chavez’s government, which owns the building and says it will now be a “socialist” establishment, the state news agency reported. After 38 years under the management of Hilton, the hotel is now called the Alba Caracas, the Bolivarian News Agency said. The new name means “dawn” in Spanish and is also the acronym of Chavez’s Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas trade initiative, which he started to counter U.S.-backed free trade deals.
When it comes to hotels, “socialist” = “fleabag”.
If you’re planning on a stay at the “new’ Alba,, my advise is that your bring your own Charmin.
As for those “negotiations”, Ace says it all.