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Dar Alma, boutique hotel in Tyre,Lebanon

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Dar Alma: a little piece of heaven in Tyre
Date: Friday, June 05, 2015
By: Susan Wilson
Source:The Daily Star

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YRE, Lebanon: Looking out off the balcony at Dar Alma the only thing standing in the way of an uninterrupted view of the sea is the remains of a crusader citadel parked directly on the left. It is, to put it simply, quite breathtaking.
Dar Alma, located directly on the beachfront in the Christian quarter of Tyre’s old city, is a recently opened boutique hotel, the brainchild of HAR Properties CEO and founderPhilippe Tabetwho grew up next door.
“[When] my mother told me the neighbors wanted to sell the house, I said ‘I’ll buy whatever the price’ because I [had] wanted it since I was a kid. I dreamt about this house ... [its] private beach. I wanted it,” Tabet tells The Daily Star.
At Dar Alma, the only thing standing in the way of an uninterrupted view of the sea is the remains of a crusader citade. l(Photos courtesy of Dar Alma)(Photos courtesy of Dar Alma) Originally intending …