It was built by the Pakistani Scientist, the architect of Pakistan's nuclear programme, Abdul Qadeer Khan, who had amassed properties at home and abroad and transported fancy carved furniture to the hotel by an air force plane. Hendrina Khan hotel, named after Dr Khan's Dutch wife, in the city of Timbuktu.
The Hendrina Khan Hotel in Timbuktu is a new and modern hotel located approximately 20 to 30 minutes walk from the old town. Rooms are basic but clean and all have private facilities with hot water available 24 hours a day. The hotel has an open air restaurant as well as an indoor air-conditioned restaurant.