Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced that the Grand Hills Hotel & Spa in Broumana – an upscale mountain resort town near Beirut, Lebanon – will join its iconic Luxury Collection portfolio. Owned by Mouawad Village Broumana Sal., Grand Hills, a Luxury Collection Resort will mark the brand’s entry into Lebanon when it opens in early 2015 following a complete renovation. The milestone opening will reinforce The Luxury Collection’s global growth as the brand remains on track to surpass 100 hotels by the end of 2016.
Originally opened in 2000, Grand Hills was designed in typical Lebanese mountain resort style. Under Starwood’s Luxury Collection brand, the resort will feature 115 rooms and 53 suites, as well as three restaurants and two bars. Leisure facilities at the resort will include three indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness centre and a retail gallery. Grand Hills will also offer extensive events and conference facilities including two ballrooms, an amphitheatre and six meeting rooms.
Located amidst majestic hills at 750 metres above sea level in Broumana, a lush, charming and tranquil pedestrian village to the east of Beirut, Grand Hills will offer mesmerising views of the Zaarour Mountains and Mediterranean Sea. The resort is within close proximity of the Lebanese capital’s city centre, the beach, Rafic Hariri International Airport and is around an hour’s drive from archaeological sites and historic cities like Baalbek, Sidon and Byblos.