Phoenicia Hotel Set to Reopen on October 3

Phoenicia Beirut, the iconic Beirut landmark, is set to reopen its doors on October 3rd. The hotel closed briefly following the August 4 port explosion and then shut down its doors due to the economic crisis. This is not the first time Phoenicia has overcome tough times and reopened. The hotel was damaged during the civil war between 1975-1990 and specifically during the 1976 Battle of the Hotels, before reopening in 2000, and then got…

#Beirut Arthaus Named Among Elle Decor’s Most Beautiful New Hotels

On August 4th 2020, one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history pulverized the Beirut port and damaged over half the city. On that same day, Arthaus Beirut Boutique hotel, a 25-room Gemmayze property set in a restored Ottoman building, was scheduled to open. Unfortunately, its owners, Nabil and Zoe Debs, along with its guests experienced together the effects of the horrific explosion that killed innocent lives in the city. The hotel owners were however…

Distributors Will Stop Delivering Medical Supplies to Rafic Hariri Hospital

3 years ago
RHUH’s CEO Firas Abiad warned back in August that the hospital is running very low on its medical supplies due to the financial crisis, and that they will be empty-handed very soon if the pandemic ...

Palmyra Hotel Owner Determined to Keep it Open

4 years ago
If there’s one hotel I regret not visiting in Lebanon, it’s the legendary Palmyra hotel in Baalbeck. This is one of the oldest hotels in Lebanon, the first hotel in the Near East, and has ...

Information Ministry Launches Official #COVID19 Website

4 years ago
The Lebanese Information Ministry has launched officially today a website dedicated to the covid19 crisis, where the latest stats regarding the outbreak. The aim, as mentioned by the minister, is to have one official source ...

No Buyers For Beirut’s Iconic Holiday Inn?

5 years ago
Four years ago, I read that Beirut’s bullet-scarred Holiday Inn hotel was set to be auctioned in the coming months yet the hotel hasn’t found any buyers yet according to this recent article by LeCommerceduLevant. ...

Edde Sands Slashes Admission Prices in Half

6 years ago
Eddé Sands is one of the most beautiful beach resorts in Lebanon but it’s not one you can afford to go to on a weekly basis or even spend the weekend there. Since I held ...

A New Garbage Mountain in Saida?

6 years ago
The Lebanese Transparency Association are sharing a video showing a new garbage mountain emerging in Saida. Just when we thought they got rid of the 30+ years old mountain garbage in Saida, the company in ...

A Special Whisky Tasting Session at Phoenicia Hotel ahead of #WorldWhiskyDay

7 years ago
With an incredible selection that includes over 400 different whiskies, Phoenicia Hotel is as ready as ever to host the World Whisky Day in Beirut! World Whisky Day (WWD) is a worldwide celebration of whisky’s ...

Goût de France at Sofitel Beirut Le Gabriel

7 years ago
On Tuesday March 21 2017, in more than 100 countries around the world, 2000 restaurants and embassies celebrated France’s gastronomy by inviting the public to a “French-style” dinner. The aim from this initiative, named “Goût ...