History Le Bristol (Beirut)
The roof terrace of Le Bristol is the venue for special events.

Le Bristol (Beirut)

Since 1951 the Bristol in Beirut is one of the great hotels of the Middle East. Born into the heydays of Beirut, then called the "Paris of the Middle East", it has survived various wars and emergencies.
Since 1951 the Bristol in Beirut is one of the great hotels of the Middle East. Born into the heydays of Beirut, then called the "Paris of the Middle East", it has survived various wars and emergencies. Le Bristol Hotel was built in1951 by the Doumet Family. At that time, Lebanon was expanding at a fast rate and the family believed that their contribution to the hospitality industry would assist in the development of their country. The first General Manager appointed, Mr. Georges Rayess, well known for his books on culinary art, guided to becoming the famous hotel in Lebanon. The Hotel has hosted some of most distinguished personalities in the world including Shah and Princess Souraya of Iran, the late King Hussein and Princess Dina of Jordan, Prince Majed Emir of Mecca and many other foreign dignitaries who have held their lunches, conferences and cocktails in hotel.
Lately Le Bristol has accommodated President Chirac, Prince Abdallah Bin Abdel Aziz, President of the Gabon and Prince Albert of Monaco accompanied by their respective delegations.
We have hosted the ministers of foreign affairs of Irak and Iran and an important visiting U.S. delegation accompanied by Lebanese descendents, senators Nick Rahal and Ray Lahoud.
The former Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Boutros Ghali was also one of our VIP guests.
Shah and Princess Soraya of Iran, image The late King Hussein (he arrived with Princess Dina) of Jordan Prince Majed Emir of Mecca President Chirac, Prince Abdallah Bin Abdel Aziz, President of the Gabon image Prince Albert de Monaco & Mr. Nabil Boustany The ministers of foreign affairs of Irak and Iran Senators Nick Rahal and Ray Lahoud. Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Boutros Ghali

Francesco Borello around 1999-2000

145 Rooms
Food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and at Le Bristol, we have turned it into an art form. Whether it is a candle-lit Lebanese meal in our rooftop restaurant, a light lunch at les Gourmandises, coffee and cakes in our magnificent Damascene-themed Salon Oriental or an evening snack with your drinks by the pool at Mink, courteous service, sumptuous surroundings and world-class cuisine make eating at Le Bristol a magical experience. Take away is covered too. Our highly regarded catering division is available to add that Le Bristol taste to all your events and celebrations.
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Le Bristol (Beirut)
Country: Lebanon
City: Beirut
Opening date: 1951

Note from the Host

General Manager Mark Doumit

Coordinates

Mme. Curie Street Po Box 11 Verdun
1493 Lebanon, Beirut

Tel: +961 1 351 400, 346 390
Fax: +96 1 1 351 409, 602 451

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