Hospitality & Tourism articles

New wines on the block

New wines on the block

Although 2015 did not see the launch of any new wineries in Lebanon, two existing wineries have nonetheless expanded their product offerings to introduce new labels to both local and export markets. Executive provides further insight into these new vintages in the profiles below, including their positioning within the wineries’ product lines, their target clientele

Downtown blues

Beirut Central District (BCD) is home to flagship stores of international high end retail brands such as Armani and Hermes; it is also where five star hotels such as The Four Seasons, Le Gray and Phoenicia are located, and where many restaurants and cafés, whether in Minet el-Hosn, Zaitunay Bay or Uruguay Street, can be

The cluster men

It all began in 2005, when Rabih Saba and Marwan Ayoub, who were at the time employed by multinational companies, decided to make some extra money on the side through freelance consulting work for hospitality companies in Lebanon. They have since come a long way. Today, they are the managing partners of Venture Group, a

Upcycling

Whether it’s a plowing truck re-used as a makeshift bar stool, or a door frame re-used as a table, most of the furniture and objects used in Junkyard, Mario Haddad Junior’s hip bar-restaurant in Mar Mikhael, are creative reconceptualizations of junk items developed by local designer Rami el Khazen. The remaining items, such as the

It’s all in the packaging

Whoever tends to have food delivered by one of the many Food and Beverage (F&B) outlets in Lebanon will have grown accustomed to the sight of heaps of plastic or cardboard containers, boxes, bags and utensils used to package and serve their meals and meal accompaniments, all designed to deliver the food in an efficient,

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