Sin el Fil’s iconic Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace announced that it was reopening on December 30th. The hotel, which had closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and was extensively damaged by the August 4 explosion in 2020, finally reopened almost 3 years later.
According to their press release
, the hotel will open its doors yet again to offer a unique taste of luxury in the heart of Beirut
Not to be confused with Hilton Grand Hotel, which is the hotel at the other side of its iconic overground tunnel, Metropolitan Palace offers 185 luxurious rooms including 20 elegantly appointed suites, a variety of food and beverage selections all-day at the Summer Place and hotel’s lobby lounge Tea Garden.
The hotel was reopened at the initiative of Al Habtoor Group Chairman, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, who claims that he reopened to “support the Lebanese economy and provide jobs to its people.” He said that he is not looking to generate a profit and is looking to give back to his people in the country. He also outlined ambitions to reopen the mall that had been previously occupied by LeMall.
Hopefully more businesses can get back on their feet and help the Lebanese people make it through the crises.