THE RICHMOND HOTEL
A - THE LOCATION OF THE HOTEL.
- Proximity of the shopping areas of Kaslik
- Usage of all sea sport leisure.
On the other hand the hotel is located at exactly 5 minutes, by car, from the only gambling place in Lebanon (( Casino du Liban )) and as of today the hotel will be one the Luxury hotel in the area that might accommodate Arab and Western customers which only visit to Lebanon is to gamble in the Casino. It is a fact that no Middle Eastern countries, except few, has casinos since it is forbidden by Islamic laws to gamble. The << Casino du Liban >> has reopened its doors in the early months of 1997.
The hotel, as shown in the drawings attached, is composed of twelve floors, 1 basement for hotel services and 2 basements for car parking . Moreover a 2.500 square meters of leisure space (swimming pool / snacks / etc. ) is available to hotel facilities. The details of that space is described below:
- 64 rooms (double / single) of international standard sizes with a balcony that overlooks directly the sea shore.
- 2 Deluxe Suites.
- 1 Royal Penthouse.
a- 1 Revolving restaurant & Bar 104 seats
g- 192 Cabins
Tourist customers are best acquainted in the Keserwan area due to the beautiful landscaping of the Jounieh bay The Jounieh area has also the biggest number and variety of restaurants and night-clubs, And up to now this region is not equipped with appropriate five stars hotel facilities, apart the Regency Palace Hotel Century Park Hotel, and Acropolis.
Business customers will not certainly be the biggest occupancy rate in the Richmond Hotel on the long term. But since the road network is rehabilitated to facilitate Airport - Hotel transportation, it is fair to assume that for a period of a least after hotel opening (until Beirut hotels are reconstructed), business customers will represent a fair percentage of occupancy because the hotel will provide them the best Price/Quality ratio that other will not provide for the time being. Moreover the Hotel could provide limousine services to customers in and out from the airport. The time factor has enabled the Hotel to gain during that period business customers and as we all known businessmen usually do not like to change their habits.
Casino players customers are a very interesting group of customers an alternative could be undertaken with the management of the (( Casino du Liban >> to reach possible joint agreement to accommodate on a year around terms all the casino players who are willing to spend their vacation in Lebanon. By doing so, all family members will enjoy their stay; as for the wife and children the Hotel will provide leisure facilities and for the husband the proximity of the Casino will be a decisive argument for his stay at the Richmond Hotel .
a- Multi purpose / Theater Dining 88/ seats
b- Night Club/Disco with Bar 80/ seats
c- Two Lanes Bowling Billiard & Electronic games
d- Snack bar & Refreshments 16/ seats
e- Staff Dining 18/ seats
f- Public Toilet facilities
g- Main Kitchen Walk-in Cold Store & Pastry
h- Staff Lockers & Toilet facilities
i- Laundry & Stores
j- Mechanical &Tunnel Connection to the Beach
a- Piano/Bar 96/ seats
b- Conference Room 40/ seats
c- Main Offices
e- Public Toilet Facilities
a- Banquet Hall 320 Square Meters
b- Terraces 280 Square Meters
Public Toilet facilities
9th &10th Floor
b- Public Toilet Facilities Dining Roof Terrace (200 Square meters.)
a- Revolving Restaurant & Bar 104/ Seats
b- Mechanical & Water Tank
Parking & Services Building of two Basement Level behind the Tower
Top of Parking
Chalet Building Basement level
Beach Street Level
a- Banquet and dining Tent 330 Square Meters
Port and Marina: There is a provision for a Jetty and a Marina in case the new zoning regulations would allow it . these new zoning regulation are expected to be issued by the present government and pending this we cannot complete and finalise the beach development.