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Wed, 9 September 2015

Mandarin Oriental Signs Hotel and Residences in Beirut, Lebanon

Mandarin Oriental has signed management contract for a new luxury hotel and branded residences currently under development in Beirut.

Scheduled to open in 2018, the overall development comprises two adjacent buildings located in Beiruts Central District at the heart of Lebanons capital.

Mandarin Oriental, Beirut will be situated in the south tower, with 280 rooms and suites and 25 serviced apartments, while the north tower will house the 103 Residences at Mandarin Oriental.

The architects of the development are the renowned Singapore-based designers, Kerry Hill, and the design will feature local sandstone with shaded private outdoor spaces and colonnades, as well as extensive rooftop terraces.

For gourmands, Mandarin Oriental, Beirut will offer an all-day dining restaurant and bar, a lobby lounge and a club lounge spread across the lower levels of the two towers. In addition a fine dining restaurant and bar will span across the top of both towers.

Extensive banqueting and meeting space will include a 300-seat grand ballroom, a 270-seat junior ballroom and a variety of adaptable conference rooms.

For recreation, the hotel will offer a spa, fitness centre and indoor pool. An additional outdoor pool will be situated at the top of the building.

The project is under development by the Olayan Group, a Saudi Arabian multi-national group, with whom Mandarin Oriental recently jointly acquired The Hotel Ritz, Madrid.

We are delighted to be opening a new luxury hotel in the important, historic city of Beirut and look forward to bringing Mandarin Orientals renowned levels of hospitality to this exciting project. This new development represents another significant step for Mandarin Oriental in leveraging our brand further across the Middle East region, said Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental.

The Mandarin Oriental, Beirut will be located in the redeveloped and revitalized Beirut Central District, surrounded by high-end retail, restaurants, culture and nightlife activities. The hotel will be 15 minutes from the Rafic Hariri International Airport.

Mandarin Oriental, Beirut, Lebanon

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