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The 9/11 Hotel

Nestled beneath and between the Twin Towers was the Marriott World Trade Center Hotel, one of the busiest hotels in New York City.

While guests were finishing their continental breakfasts or relaxing in the luxury pool on 11 September 2001, the tranquil environment of their hotel was shattered by the roar of jet engines and the horror of burning debris.

Though many managed to escape before the towers came crashing down, some guests and staff became trapped after the collapse of the second tower; miraculously, 14 survived.

This is the remarkable account of the men and women caught up in this incredible story. They include a British family on holiday; a hotel receptionist; an actress whose actions would later turn her into an American hero; a lawyer who ignored the commotion to prepare for an impending trial and narrowly escaped death; and his fire-fighter rescuer.

This film tells these exceptional stories of survival and rescue that emerged from the wreckage of the Marriott.

The 9/11 Hotel synopsis

The story of the 14 guests and staff trapped in a hotel beneath the Twin Towers on September 11, and their narrow escape

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