Golden Tulip signs $38mn hotel in Lebanon
Golden Tulip Jiyeh Marina Resort opens May; group's 4th Lebanon hotel
France-based operator Golden Tulip has signed a management contract to operate its fourth hotel in Lebanon.
The five-star Golden Tulip Jiyeh Marina Resort is currently under construction, due to open in May, 2013.
The 152-key resort forms part of the largest hospitality development on the Jiyeh shores, and can accommodate up to 3500 people for large events such as weddings.
Facilities include a spa, yacht marina facilities and a sea food restaurant Al Moj, as well as Captain M and Sparks restaurants which open during the summer season from May to October.
”The hotel alone cost around $38 million and the overall project’s cost reached over $113 million, we are very optimistic about the coming year and we are expecting results,” said owner Mohamad Saleh.
“I am pleased to be associated today with a leading hotel chain, not only in Lebanon and the region, but also worldwide as to the latest technology and knowhow of providing a welcoming atmosphere to our property with their expertise in operating hotels & resorts in the region," he added.
Golden Tulip MENA president Amine E. Moukarzel said: “We share the pride of the accomplishment of such a magnificent project, the Jiyeh Marina and for the owner Mr. Saleh confidence in granting us the management of the property.
"We are proud of this partnership creating many job opportunities for the Lebanese, we believe that the property will contribute to the tourism in Lebanon with the magnificent shores of Jiyeh, the turquoise beaches and the beautiful spa having the Golden tulip Jiyeh Marina Resort becoming the destination of several Tour Operators, MICE organisers and leading companies to hold their annual events and retreats”
Other property's in the operator's Lebanon portfolio include Golden tulip Hotel De ville in Sodeco, Golden Tulip Serenada Hamra and Golden Tulip Galleria in Jnah.
Golden Tulip currently operates 70 hotels in the MENA region, and 230 hotels worldwide, spanning 43 countries.