Kerry Hill designs Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences in Beirut

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a new luxury hotel and branded residences currently under development in Beirut. The project is scheduled to open in the Middle East in 2018.

The overall development comprises two adjacent buildings located in Beirut’s Central District at the heart of Lebanon’s capital. Mandarin Oriental, Beirut will be situated in the south tower, with 280 rooms and suites and 25 serviced apartments. All rooms will be designed in a contemporary style. The north tower will house 103 Residences at Mandarin Oriental.

The architect for the project is Singapore-based Kerry Hill. The firm’s design will integrate the different components of the hotel and the residences, with key features including use of local sandstone in shaded private outdoor spaces and colonnades, as well as rooftop terraces. The overall look and feel of the project will be that of urban resort living.

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Mandarin Oriental, Beirut will also have 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 affording views over the cityscape. Meeting space will include a 300-seat grand ballroom, a 270-seat junior ballroom and a variety of adaptable conference rooms.

The property will similarly have a Spa at Mandarin Oriental, together with a a fitness center and indoor pool. An additional outdoor pool will be situated at the top of the building providing guests with views.

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.

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

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