Beirut Hotel Occupancy Rate Rises To 63 Percent


 The occupancy rate at Beirut hotels was the ninth lowest among 21 markets in the region in the first seven minths of 2012, according to Ernst & Young's benchmark survey of the Middle East hotel sector. The average occupancy rate at hotels in Beirut was 63% in the first seven months of 2012 compared to 56% in the same last year period, .

The average rate per room at Beirut hotels was $205 in the first seven months of 2012, ranking the capital's hotels as the ninth most expensive in the region. The average rate per room at Beirut hotels declined by 6.3% year-on-year, and posted the 14th lowest decrease in the region.



















Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.


  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




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