View Full Version : #COMPLETED-Beirut: "Raouché Arjaan" | 18F Hotel
July 28th, 2006, 03:40 AM
July 28th, 2006, 03:45 AM
July 28th, 2006, 03:50 AM
Here I my pics of this project (taken in July):
July 28th, 2006, 08:39 AM
... i guess the hotel wont have its grand opening this year
July 28th, 2006, 08:48 AM
^^ Oh it will... dont worry.
July 28th, 2006, 10:18 PM
yes,it'll,don't worry ;) .Thanx Beirut!,lovely pics :)
August 8th, 2006, 05:40 AM
September 26th, 2006, 05:30 PM
September 26th, 2006, 08:18 PM
hmm... about 1 more month until the grand opening?
September 26th, 2006, 10:04 PM
yes,i think so,if not,by the end of the year.
September 29th, 2006, 06:36 AM
It's been postponed until sometime next year.
October 27th, 2006, 02:12 AM
October 27th, 2006, 06:12 AM
I love that pic ^^ i rekon the coastal road looks mad with the highrise along it n the sea
the hotel guest will have a nice views of the sea
November 14th, 2006, 06:04 AM
November 14th, 2006, 07:10 AM
^^ Looks like a little progress... the green covering has been removed from the side.
January 5th, 2007, 08:06 PM
Is this building still covered in green??? It would be really nice to see some new pics... I know the opening was delayed, but the facade at least should be complete by now.
January 6th, 2007, 10:59 AM
^^ I don't know Beirut!. Last time I passed by it, (during the first week of December 2006) I suppose (not sure) it was covered in green.
May 5th, 2007, 12:03 PM
May 5th, 2007, 04:31 PM
^^ Wow, simply stunning! Finally the green has been removed and we can get a look at the facade... its much nicer than I expected it to be and much better than the rendering. I notice in the rendering there are parts of the balconies colored black, will that be added or has the plan changed? I much prefer the current color scheme over the one in the rendering.
Out of curiosity, does anyone have a before pic (as in before renovation even began)? I remember what it looked like but it would be nice to compare pics.
May 5th, 2007, 04:42 PM
i like this project!!! it adds such a nice touch to the skyline, try to imagine it without the hotel...hmm
i think they did change the plan abit (apart from the black balconies), in the first rendering, the balconies look all seperatly detached from one another, compared to the real thing (they look all attached to one another) right?
July 27th, 2007, 04:02 PM
September 30th, 2007, 06:30 AM
They put another Logo on the front side,seems not open to Guests yet.
January 28th, 2008, 04:50 PM
December 13th 2007
January 28th, 2008, 05:07 PM
March 3rd, 2008, 01:34 PM
January 23th 2008
Courtesy of Stephen R. Sizer
March 3rd, 2008, 01:35 PM
How are we going to know when is it completed???
March 4th, 2008, 01:33 AM
^^ When it opens for business, I guess. I am not sure if the interior is complete...
April 20th, 2008, 07:11 PM
May 20th, 2008, 06:44 AM
I'm glad to see this building finally completed, i've been staring at it since I was young. I feel like they couldve used a different color to compliment the environment a bit more, maybe make it more interesting. Also, the rotana sign was placed very strangely.
May 31st, 2008, 05:20 AM
I think this Suites building should be Open for Guests this Summer.Any news??
July 22nd, 2008, 04:25 PM
20 juillet 2008
September 1st, 2008, 04:30 AM
I took this on August 28, 2008. It appears they are still not open for business yet...
September 1st, 2008, 12:40 PM
September 2nd, 2008, 05:24 PM
February 26th, 2009, 10:33 AM
They recently put the job posting for a General Manager. It says it will be opened sometime in the first quarter of this year, so it should open very very soon:
If anything, they should be furnishing it now.
July 22nd, 2009, 07:48 PM
Raouche Arjaan by Rotana
Beirut, Lebanon (Opening the last quarter of 2009)
170 luxurious studios and suites
All-day dining and lounge
Ballroom and meeting rooms
State-of-the-art fitness center with rooftop swimming pool
Could any body confirm if it's open yet?
July 22nd, 2009, 08:25 PM
^^ It's not yet the last quarter of 2009.
August 10th, 2009, 08:44 PM
Should be open in Sept
August 10th, 2009, 10:11 PM
I heard this is supposed to be an alcohol free property.
August 10th, 2009, 11:17 PM
^^ You mean inside the rooms or in the common areas? I have never heard of such a thing before and especially not in Beirut. This wont be good for business. Then again, it doesnt look like there will be any lobby or rooftop restaurants/bars.
August 10th, 2009, 11:25 PM
^^I heard they won't serve alcohol period, whether it be in the restaurants or for room service. There also won't be a nightclub.
They're trying to appeal to conservative Gulf tourists.
The cafe Dbebo by the Raouche I know doesn't serve alcohol unless that changed recently.
October 14th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Officially Open Now :cheers:
it's called 'Raocuhe Arjan' .
October 20th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Rotana announces opening of Raouché Arjaan by Rotana-Beirut
Rotana, the hotel management company in the Middle East and North Africa, announced the opening of its third hotel in Lebanon, Raouché Arjaan by Rotana.
October 20th, 2009, 04:50 PM
That is one ugly building! and to build it on the Raouche waterfront what a waste of space!
October 20th, 2009, 04:57 PM
the structure was already built, they just renovated it
October 20th, 2009, 10:27 PM
well I guess it is better than before.
November 28th, 2009, 03:41 PM
November 28th, 2009, 06:41 PM
^^ some flowers and greenery on the facade would cover this ugly building !! someone should suggest it to the owner LOL
November 28th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Considering it was an ugly concrete shell before, it definitely does look better and finally is complete. While it's not a great looking building, I'm glad a previously abandoned building has been put to use.
The views I'm sure are just great.
January 2nd, 2010, 05:03 AM
Courtesy of 八抓鱼
January 2nd, 2010, 08:34 AM
i dont understand what the architect was thinking
January 2nd, 2010, 09:42 AM
^^The architect has little maneuvering to do when it comes to completing a previously unfinished concrete shell.
This was an unfinished concrete shell for many years, a major eyesore in the area. While I agree that it's far from stunning, it's definitely better now that it's a completed building that's been put to use, rather than before when it was an ugly unused dark concrete shell.
January 2nd, 2010, 11:25 AM
^^ actually it looks so much better at night...i passed by it the other night and it actually looked quite impressive all lit up !!!
January 2nd, 2010, 10:30 PM
I actually think I preferred the unfinished building. this building looks like it belongs on taree2 el matar
January 2nd, 2010, 11:33 PM
Im sure the Hotel inside is quite nice and modern..I think thats the main thing when it comes to Hotels.