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Minor Hotels announces new Oaks hotel in Lebanon

Property to be rebranded from Hotel de Ville Beirut to Minor's Oaks brand, which will open later this year

A render of the Oaks Beirut following the reflag process.
A render of the Oaks Beirut following the reflag process.

Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year after it signed a management agreement with Allied Investment Group to operate Oaks Beirut.

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

The hotel was previously branded the Hotel de Ville Beirut, and it’s currently closed for a full refurbishment and will relaunch as Oaks.

Facilities at the hotel will include an all-day dining restaurant, a Lounge Bar & café, a rooftop pool and bar, plus dedicated conference facilities.

Oaks currently comprises of 56 properties across five countries – Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India and the UAE, with more than 6,000 guest rooms under its management.

Joseph Nemer, owner and CEO of Allied Investment Group, commented, “Allied Investment Group is delighted to be partnering with Minor Hotels to bring its Australian-rooted Oaks brand to Lebanon, which I’m confident will be a success in this vibrant market. The refurbishment of the property is well underway and we look forward to launching Oaks Beirut later this year.”

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotels said: “For Minor Hotels 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.”

Minor Hotels currently operates two Oaks properties in the UAE – the 165-room Oaks Liwa Heights in Dubai and the 54-room Oaks Liwa Executive Suites in Abu Dhabi.

In total across the Middle East region Minor Hotels operates 13 properties across four of its brands – Anantara, Avani, Tivoli and Oaks – and has a further strong pipeline in the region across these four brands.

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