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Massabki boutique hotel, chtaura, Lebanon, wedding venues in Chtaura Zahle, Hotels in Zahle Lebanon

Massabki Hotel
Phone: 08/544644
City: Chtaura
Address: Chtaura , main road.

Massabki hotel (45 room and suites) is a boutique hotel surrounded by 17000 m2 of forest with its own river (The only hotel in Lebanon with its own private river). At massabki hotel you will experience the ultimate comfort within yesterday's framework; everything you see and touch has a rustic feel and a historic story to tell. The hotel kept its historical design (originally build in 1930 & fully renovated in 2002) and kept its unique position and standing throughout time, that is why it is considered one of the best historical hotels in Lebanon and the region.

The hotel serves traditional Lebanese & international menu. Services offered:

· Weddings ( 3 venues – indoor /outdoor)
· Restaurants (indoor Lebanese Bistro /outdoor Al Naher)
· Resto Night club (Live entertainments every Saturdays)
· Banquets (proms / first communes/birthdays/anniversaries)
· Corporate conferences
· Music…

Lebanese vineyards gearing up to break Europe, wine of Lebanon

By: Brooke Anderson
Source:The Daily Star

BEIRUT: Wine producers throughoutLebanonare getting ready to showcase their drinks inGermanyfor the “Lebanese Wine Day in Berlin.”
The all-day event, on May 5, will gather 33 Lebanese producers and around 50 government officials at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in the German capital, where they will hope to land contracts with European distributors and raise the profile of Lebanese wine.
“It’s important for people to know about and discover Lebanese wine,” says Elie Maamari, export manager for Lebanon’s largest winery, Chateau Ksara, which has been exporting to Germany since 1991 but is looking to get a greater foothold in the market beyond the Lebanese diaspora.

“Most of what we now sell is to Lebanese restaurants.”
The inaugural annual Lebanese wine fair took place in Paris last year, helping to boost awareness about the product in Lebanon’s second biggest wine export market after the United Kingdom.

It is part of a larger combined effort to put the…

CrossFit craze hits Beirut's fitness enthusiasts, Beirut, Lebanon

Date: Friday, May 02, 2014
By: Kareem Shaheen
Source:The Daily Star

"If you still look cute, you didn't train enough." The inscription on the box at the entrance of CrossFit B-Town summarizes the ethos of its namesake, high-intensity sport that is gaining a foothold in Lebanon.
Coach Abdel-Kader Heraki stands atop the wooden boxes, CrossFitters gathered around, sweating and panting. They had just finished a workout of hill sprints, rope jumping, handstands, squats, planks, box jumps and flipping large truck tires.
"This was a little present to warm your hearts up," Heraki said, smiling. "It was by no means your workout."

The actual workout, a string of kettlebell swings, high pulls, box jumps and knee-to-chest pullups, scrawled on a whiteboard, draws a whistle from the crowd. They all get to work.
"All the stress of work and daily life goes away in this one hour," Ahmad Abbas, 23, said at the end of his workout, visibly exhausted, face reddene…