Lebanon: Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts is teaming up with Lebanese developer Zardman to open a resort and spa on the Damour coastline.
Due to open in 2014, the resort will feature 25 villas, a boutique hotel and a signature Nikki Beach Club. The concept has been designed by Soma architects with interior design by Gatserelia design.
Jihad Khoury, CEO of Nikki Beach Hotel & Resorts, said: “We are very excited to bring Nikki Beach to Lebanon as we trust the destination is a natural fit for our brand. Lebanon is a regional reference for hospitality and entertainment and we intend to bring the best of both, establishing a new benchmark of excellence for luxury lifestyle boutique hotels.”
Tarek Zard, chairman of Zardman Real Estate, added: “Aside from the obvious benefit to the Lebanese economy, with job creation and large amounts of real-estate investment, Nikki Beach is part of our ambitious plan to expand and create new projects all over Lebanon as well as abroad”.
Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts will open its first MENA property later this year with the launch of The Pearl, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa located on The Pearl-Qatar in Doha.
A new industry event for the burgeoning luxury hotel and real estate sectors in the Middle East is launching later this year. Luxury Hospitality Summit will take place in Dubai in November.