Hilton Lebanon's 100th anniversary
Hotel marks celebrations by cleaning Beirut’s ‘only’ remaining public beach
Hilton recently celebrated its 100th anniversary in Lebanon. The three Hilton hotels operating in Lebanon, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand, Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace and Hilton Beirut Downtown, chose Ramlet Al Baida – “the only remaining public beach in Beirut” – to mark the occasion.
The event was attended by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, represented by the general director of land and maritime transport Abdelhafiz El Kaysi.
Guests also included those representing the hospitality sector such as the Governor of Beirut Ziad Chbib, senior executives from Hilton Hotels Stijn Bastiaens, vice president & commercial director EMEA; Wissam Khalek, regional director sales KSA & Levant; Naif Zureikat, general manager of Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand & Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace and Issam Ajouz, general manager of Hilton Beirut Downtown.
Speaking about the public beach, Ziad Chbib, governor of Beirut, said: “We affirm that starting today we will prioritize Ramlet Al-Baida beach. We will protect it, clean it and most importantly add it to our touristic attractions in Beirut.”
According to a statement, Chbib went on to thank Hilton Hotels for their contribution in transforming this beach into a sport and touristic destination.
Reportedly, Hilton Hotels decided to mark this occasion by addressing the importance of public beaches in Lebanon and reinforcing the country’s positioning as the pearl of the Middle East.
Volunteers from the three Hilton hotels operating in Lebanon gathered to clean up Ramlet Al-Baida public beach.
Hilton Hotels in Beirut also offered to Ramlet Al-Baida a beach volleyball court, football court, referee high chairs, garbage bins and signs.
The initiative aligns with Hilton’s ‘Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals’ which aims at driving positive environmental and social change across its operations, supply chain and communities.