The story of the Al Bustan, located in lush hills 15km outside Beirut, all starts with Emile Bustani. The founder and entrepreneur courted his wife, Laura, when the Grand Hotel stood here, a property that was built in 1930s. Once the dilapidated Grand Hotel was up for auction, Bustani snapped up the opportunity and started to renovate the hotel in 1962. Tragically, Bustani passed away in a plane crash, but Laura was determined to fulfil his dream and the hotel was completed and ready for business in 1967. Since then, the Al Bustan has flourished and is one of the most decadent properties in the Beirut area, surrounded by gardens to create a peaceful atmosphere throughout.
Guests at the Al Bustan can expect a range of beautiful rooms, all tastefully decorated with plenty of space to relax. There are two restaurants, a couple of lounges for some early evening drinks, and the swimming pool looks out to the coastline below. The hotel is also known for its luxurious spa, L’Espace, where you can find the usual spa treatments but also a Turkish hammam, state-of the-art gym, indoor pool and hydrotherapy pool.