International hotel operator Minor Hotels has signed a deal to operate Lebanon’s first Oaks hotel in partnership with Allied Investment Group when the property opens later this year.
Minor Hotels recently closed the former Hotel de Ville Beirut in the Sodeco commercial district for renovations as the group rebrands it as the 110-guestroom Oaks Beirut. The property in the Sodeco commercial district is close to central downtown Beirut and Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.
The Australia-based Oaks Hotels & Resorts portfolio currently includes 56 properties with more than 6,000 guestrooms in central cities and resort destinations across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India and the UAE.
The next Oaks project set for completion this year is the Oaks Al Najada Doha in Qatar. The first Oaks property in the country will have 100 serviced apartments when opens next to the Tivoli Al Najada Doha Hotel in April 2018, which is in its final stages of development. Both properties are in central Doha close to the new Msheireb Downtown Doha development, the Museum of Islamic Arts on the Corniche, the Hamad International Airport and the central rail terminal launching in 2020.
Minor Hotels operates two Oaks in the UAE—Dubai’s 165-room Oaks Liwa Heights and Abu Dhabi’s 54-room Oaks Liwa Executive Suites. The group’s portfolio the Middle East totals 13 properties across its Anantara, Avani, Tivoli and Oaks brands. Even more properties set to operate under these four brands are in the pipeline for the region.
Minor’s global portfolio has 158 hotels and resorts in 25 countries. The group operates these properties under its own Minor International, Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Elewana and Tivoli brands and the franchised brands Four Seasons, St. Regis and Marriott across Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean.