Al Bustan Hotel 📷@hishammougharbel
In the heart of the scenic town of Beit Mery, only 15km from the urban jungle of Beirut, is the quintessentially Lebanese Al Bustan Hotel. Its founder, entrepreneur, magnate and statesman Emile Bustani, wanted to build a hotel to treat the world and his international friends to the finest authentic Lebanese hospitality.
When Emile Bustani found out that the decrepit Grand Hotel where he courted his wife Laura in the 1930s was on the auction block, he saw great promise in building a new hotel in such a beautiful location that was also strategically close to the capital. He died in a tragic accident before construction was completed. His wife Laura continued the passion project, naming the hotel Al Bustan for its sprawling gardens. For over half a century, the hotel has been a Lebanese landmark, lovingly run by three generations of the Bustani family. Steeped in family tradition and heritage, Al Bustan is imbued with the grand spirit of its founder.