Mouawad Hotel

Beirut, Lebanon

This hotel was originally the work of a Lebanese architect that won a design competition.  Mr. Robert Mouawad decided to have the Washington DC firm of RTKL to complete the design and construction drawings.  The project never went beyond design development. 

Mr. Mouawad was a jeweler by trade.  We used detailing that borrowed from the inluences of jewelry.  The guestrooms were tiered in the level of amenities and service from colors representing the metals bronze, silver, and gold.  A Lebanese restraurant on the roof was designed with a backlit organza ceiling with crystals hanging from it servint as a chandelier to the whole building. 
Other spaces incuded within the design was a Conference Center, French Restaurant, Lobby Bar, 24 Hour Restaurant , Rooftop Pool, and Heliport.