The Imperial Hotel, initially called the Grand New Hotel, was built at the end of the 19th century on the square Umar ibn al Khattab - the Muslim conqueror of Jerusalem. It was a grand hotel, where rich and distinguished people stayed, and it was the first hotel in the city, with running water and electric lighting. However, this was not always the case. Water supply began only six years after construction and supplied electricity only in 1911. Moreover, the hotel was empty of guests for the first three years. For such a luxury - there was no demand. Only after a visit to the hotel of German Kaiser Wilhelm II, fame and recognition came to the hotel. That's what celebrities can do.