Minor Hotels expand to Lebanon with Oaks Beirut

Owner-operator and investor Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year.

View of Harissa monastery with Beirut in the background
View of Harissa monastery with Beirut in the background

Set to launch mid 2018, the 110-room Oaks hotel will be located in Sodeco, a commercial area of Beirut.

The hotel is around five minutes’ drive from the central downtown area and 15 minutes from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.

Minor Hotels CEO Dillip Rajakarier said: "Adding Lebanon to our footprint has considerable strategic value and we are very pleased to be partnering with Allied Investment Group to launch our first hotel in the country.

"Beirut is a dynamic city with so much to offer and is widely regarded as one of the most influential trend setters in the region."

What was once Hotel de Ville Beirut has now closed for refurbishment and will relaunch as Oaks.

The property will have guest rooms and suites, all-day dining restaurant, lounge bar, café,  rooftop pool and dedicated conference facilities.

 

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