First Crowne Plaza property in Lebanon inaugurated
Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Al-Hariri officially opened Lebanon’s first Crowne Plaza hotel last week during. The Crowne Plaza Beirut, located on Hamra Street, once known as the Champs Elysees of Beirut, becomes the ninth Crowne Plaza property in the Middle East region.
“The introduction of the Crowne Plaza brand in Lebanon is part of the process bringing about the revival of its capital city,” said Raymond Khalife, president of Six Continents Hotels, Middle East and Africa. “We’re committed to supporting the country’s redevelopment, and in particular that of Beirut, and are also looking towards more new projects in Lebanon.”
The hotel is situated just a short stroll away from the Corniche, with all 168 rooms and 31 suites overlooking the Mediterranean, and just 15 minutes from the airport. Crowne plaze Beirut becomes the fifth property in Lebanon managed by Six Continents Hotels.
In the Middle East region, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts also operates properties in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Petra, Sharm El Sheikh, and Casablanca. In Lebanon, Six Continents Hotels also manages the Phoenicia Inter-Continental Beirut, Le Vendôme Inter-Continental Beirut, the Mzaar Inter-Continental Resort and the Holiday Inn Beirut-Dunes.
Six Continents Hotels, the hotel business of Six Continents PLC of the United Kingdom, owns, manages, leases or franchises more than 3,270 hotels and 512,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. — (menareport.com)
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