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Elite boutique hotel to
reopen in Bhamdoun
Owned and renovated by Sinjaba Group
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Elite 1, a furnished apartment boutique hotel in Bhamdoun, will reopen in mid 2015, after eight years and $300,000 worth of renovation works.

The hotel is built on a 1,200 square meter plot, with a built-up area of 1,600 m2. It will comprise 17 guestrooms and suites, a rooftop café, a garden for events, a restaurant and shopping venues. The newly added 400 m2 ground level is made up of the lobby and reception area.

Built in the 1920s, it was the residence of Ayoub Tabet, Acting President in 1943. After he left it, the building was converted into a secondary school and later into a ‘pension’ (room and board). In 1978, the Sinjaba Group purchased the property, which was badly damaged during the Civil War and renovated it in 2002, turning it into furnished apartments. In 2006, a duplex floor was added to the original building and a roof terrace was incorporated.

Moughir Sinjaba, one of the property owners, said that they are relying on the hotel’s historic cachet to drum up business.
Reported by Rana Freifer
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2014
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