Radisson Blu opens second hotel in Beirut

Les Dunes Hospitality is the owner's management representatives and is looking to forging a relationship with Carlson Rezidor for the future

Radisson Blu Beirut.
Radisson Blu Beirut.

Radisson Blu has opened its second hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.

The 127-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut opened its doors in Verdun. Radisson Blu is part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, with 74 Hotels and 18,000+ rooms in operation and under development across the Middle East.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group area SVP, Middle East, Turkey and Africa Tim Cordon said “The country’s tourism industry has flourished in the last few years and we are confident that the appeal of Beirut’s cultural heritage and energising spirit will continue to attract tourists from the region and international markets.”

Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun itself is located in Dunes Center, 3.5kms away from Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport.

The hotel is also situated opposite the newly opened ABC Verdun Mall, the country’s largest mall development, housing many retail brands, flagship stores, boutiques, restaurants and cinemas.

Les Dunes Hospitality, the owning company of the hotel, AGM Fadi Rayess said: “We are pleased to establish a long term partnership with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as we upgrade the hotel into Beirut’s newest state of the art hospitality offering.

“The alliance with the Radisson Blu brand complements our strategy for Dunes Center. Building on its 20-year heritage, Dunes Center is undergoing major changes in tenant mix, design and facilities that will enhance the hotel guests’ experience. This is being done while Dunes Center is re-establishing its offering around Verdun neighborhood, becoming one of the capital’s most interesting destinations for business and leisure”.

The management agreement selection process and subsequent negotiations were facilitated by The Unit-Business Consulting & Support, which was represented by Jamil Fakhry.

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