Anil MundraApril 22, 2009 14:05Updated May 30, 2010 12:52
BUENOS AIRES — The Hotel Bauen looks like any other mid-range hotel in downtown Buenos Aires: 20 floors of glass and steel skirted by flags of the world that welcome tourists into a chic lobby. There's the grand piano here. An art deco chandelier there.
It's hard to imagine that six years ago, this place was a gutted mess. And it's even harder to believe that the Bauen Hotel today remains illegally occupied territory, taken over by a group of former employees.