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Grand Hills reopens under the Starwood Luxury Collection
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Grand Hills Hotel & Spa, a five-star luxury property located in Broumana will soft open on July 17. The official opening will be announced at a later date, according to Rami Chebaby, Marketing Manager.

The hotel was closed for renovation since 2013, in order to become part of the Luxury Collection of the American management chain, Starwood. “The refurbishment not only rejuvenated the hotel, but installed international brand standards that our company requires,” said Giuseppe Ressa, General Manager.

The property is owned by Robert Mouawad of Mouawad Village. “The owners are upgrading their property after 12 years of operation,” said Ressa. This hotel is iconic and fits best the Luxury Collection brand, he said, which operates over 100 hotels worldwide in the upper scale level of hospitality service. The local property will be the fifth in the region, after three in the UAE and one in Kuwait.

The hotel has new IT systems, as well as a fully renovated back office. The spa and the gym were also revamped. The 52 apartments, 164 rooms and suites remained unchanged.

Grand Hills has a total area of 35,000 square meters, comprising four restaurants serving varied cuisines, a spa and fitness center, five pools, and 3,600 m2 of indoor and outdoor space, including a theatre. The hotel boasts the largest suite in the world at 4,131 m2, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

The hotel’s gallery includes over 1,200 pieces of art, sculptures, antiques, and hand-crafted furniture.

Starwood’s global portfolio includes major hotel management brands such as the St. Regis, Four Points, Sheraton, and Le Meridien. It operates two Four Points properties, one in Verdun and the other in Bhamdoun.
Reported by Rana Freifer
Date Posted: Jul 10, 2015
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