Lebanon 2017 | TOURISM | COLUMN

TBY talks to Roula Korban Khadra, Managing Partner, Three O Nine Urban House, on the sector.

Roula Korban Khadra

What makes Three O Nine unique among the hospitality sector in Lebanon?

Three O Nine is a young hotel built to care for the 21st century traveler and is located in the heart of the city. Its minimalist design, with emphasis on elemental luxury and amenities specifically for younger visitors—without unneeded extravagance, creates the ideal melting pot environment for the modern, mobile, smart, and demanding traveler. Our refurbished rooftop is one of the key attractions—a little oasis of peace in the heart of the city with a view of the Lebanese coastline and mountains, music, cocktails, and a full table menu best enjoyed at sunset.

Three O Nine offers a new and modern style, intended to refresh the Hamra area. How would you describe the area and its touristic potential?

Hamra has been the favorite place for all nationalities and all trades. Due to its cultural heritage and its vicinity to universities, Hamra will always remain cosmopolitan. We are adding to this historically rich neighborhood with a new hospitality concept that offers modern, affordable luxury to fulfill the needs of the experienced traveler.