Just over a year ago, the legendary Le Bristol Hotel in Beirut announced that it was shutting down after more than 70 years in business due to the economic crisis compounded by the pandemic.
The owners of the landmark Le Bristol Hotel decided to generously donate all of its furniture to the Lebanese non-profit organization Beit El Baraka.
Beit El Baraka has been helping families impacted by the blast in Beirut as well as looking after people across the country who are struggling in Lebanon’s severe economic crisis and the pandemic.
According to Beit El Baraka, after the furniture is cleaned, it will all be displayed in a showroom for 3,011 families whose homes were damaged after the Beirut Explosion.
Having opened in 1951, the prestigious Le Bristol Hotel had experienced many crises, including wars and conflicts, and had survived them all.
However, at this point in Lebanon’s history, that landmark of Lebanese resilience was no longer able to cope, like many other businesses in the country.
Lebanon is crashing under its multiple crises with no constructive actions from the ruling body. The neglect has been as remarkable that Lebanon is edging to being declared a Failed State.