Lebanon News

Metropolitan Palace Hotel closes: sources

The Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace is seen in this Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Hilton International decided to close down one of its partner hotels in Lebanon, industry sources told The Daily Star Wednesday.

Metropolitan Palace Hotel is one of two hotels co-owned by Hilton International in Lebanon and was opened in 2001 in the Beirut eastern suburb of Sin al-Fil. It remains unclear what prompted the decision to shut it down, leaving more than 150 employees without jobs, the sources said.

The other partner hotel is the Hilton Grand Habtoor Hotel, which is located across the road from the Metropolitan and is connected to it by a covered pedestrian bridge.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on November 01, 2012, on page 1.




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