The Jounieh Floating Island Resort is a planned five-star hotel with a surface area of 3,400 square meters, including 64 rooms, 80 cabins and a rooftop restaurant, floating in Jounieh Bay. (Beirutinternational.com)
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Municipal officials squashed renewed excitement for a floating resort island off the coast of Jounieh Tuesday, telling The Daily Star they wouldn't grant permission for the project.The Municipal Council had decided not to grant permission for the project, which developers planned to launch in Jounieh in summer 2015, Frem told The Daily Star.Despite municipal pushback, the company says the island will still be ready in 2015 .Daou told The Daily Star that the company received legal permission for the project from the municipality when Juan Hbeich was mayor of Jounieh, a year before Frem was elected.
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