The Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace Officially Reopened

After more than three years of closure, the iconic Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace in Sin el Fil finally reopened its doors on December 30th, 2022.

The hotel, which struggled through the pandemic and was extensively damaged by the August 4 explosion in 2020, was reopened by the personal initiative of the Emirates-based Al Habtoor Group Chairman, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor.

Al Habtoor took to Twitter announcing the news and expressing his keenness of “supporting the Lebanese economy, providing job opportunities for the Lebanese youth, and advancing the development in the country.”

The hotel can accommodate over 2,800 guests offering incredible views of Lebanon from all of its rooms.

Al Habtoor expressed his love for Lebanon on Twitter as well as his greviences by the deterioriting economic conditions.

He said he is reopening the hotel in order to support hundreds of Lebanese families and is also looking for Lebanese talent to reopen the mall.

Lebanon’s hotels have struggled greatly since the beginning of the pandemic 3 years ago as well as the major damages caused by the Beirut Port explosion. Many weren’t able to reopen.

Over the last seveal months, we’ve witness the reopening several hotels, including the iconic Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, which was acquired by Qatari investors shortly after.

Others continue to struggle to recover such as the Four Seasons Hotel, which was set to reopen last year but couldn’t, as well as Le Grey Hotel.

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