Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proud to announce the opening of its second hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. The 127-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun opened its doors in Verdun, one of the capital’s most prestigious and fashionable shopping and residential districts. Radisson Blu is part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, with 74 Hotels and 18,000+ rooms in operation and under development across the Middle East.

Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said “We are delighted to open our second Radisson Blu hotel in Beirut, one of the region’s most vibrant capital cities and one with a rich history. The country’s tourism industry has flourished in the last few years and we are confident that the appeal of Beirut’s cultural heritage and energising spirit will continue to attract tourists from the region and international markets. The hotel has a prime location in the city’s Verdun district and the exclusive address perfectly complements the upper upscale positioning of the Radisson Blu brand.”

The hotel is located on Verdun Main Street, one of the city’s most fashionable boulevards and top shopping destinations. As one of the most prestigious residential areas in Beirut, the district hosts many of the world’s luxury fashion brands, stylish bars, cafes, upscale restaurants and various local and international diplomatic missions. Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun itself is located in Dunes Center, just 3.5km away from
Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport. The hotel is also situated opposite the newly opened ABC Verdun Mall, the country’s largest mall development, housing many leading retail brands, flagship stores, boutiques, restaurants and cinemas. The city’s famous corniche Ramlet El Bayda is a short walk from the hotel, while Beirut’s historical Downtown district and Hamra Street are just a 10-minute drive away.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun offers a range of guest rooms and suites with a modern and stylish design and many rooms with views of the vibrant Verdun Main street. All rooms include free high speed wireless internet. Guest will have complimentary access to a new fitness gym located in the Dunes Center, which is set to open later this month.

Dining options at the hotel include the Cook House restaurant which provides a modern, international experience and overlooks Verdun Main Street. Guests can enjoy a selection of “à la carte” dishes served daily or start the day with the Radisson Blu Super Breakfast. This is in addition to Shogun, a pan-Asian restaurant within the hotel complex.

The hotel’s modern meetings and events space can host up to 600 guests and includes a 377 m2 ballroom with built-in stage, the perfect venue for weddings and social occasions. The five meeting rooms are spacious and all with natural light and climate control. The meetings and events space also provides a business centre, free high-speed wireless internet, and a separate break-out area.

Mohamad Yassine, General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Beirut Verdun said;
“Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun has the perfect location for guests to explore vibrant Beirut. We want to provide a world class hospitality experience through our legendary Yes I Can! SM service. The team are excited and ready to welcome our first guests”.

Fadi Rayess, AGM at Les Dunes Hospitality, owning company of the hotel stated “We are pleased to establish a long term partnership with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as we upgrade the hotel into Beirut’s newest state of the art hospitality offering. The alliance with the Radisson Blu brand complements our strategy for Dunes Center. Building on its 20-year heritage, Dunes Center is undergoing major changes in tenant mix, design and facilities that will enhance the hotel guests’ experience. This is being done while Dunes Center is re-establishing its offering around Verdun neighborhood, becoming one of the capital’s most interesting destinations for business and leisure”.

The management agreement selection process and subsequent negotiations were facilitated by The Unit-Business Consulting & Support, which was represented by Jamil Fakhry.