6. THE LU XURY COLLECTI ON HOTELS & RESORTSDEBUTSINLEBANONWITHGRAND HILS
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced the opening of Grand Hills, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa, a sanctuary set amidst exquisite gardens in the picturesque mountain village of Broumana, Lebanon. Owned by Mouawad Village Broumana Sal., Grand Hills marks the entry of The Luxury Collection brand into Lebanon. One of the world’s largest and fastest growing luxury hospitality brands, The Luxury Collection is on track to surpass 100 hotels in more than 30 countries by the end of 2015.
7. GROHE Smartcontrol: the smarter way to enjoy water
GROHE presents a unique GROHE Rainshower® system featuring an innovative Smartcontrol pushes button technology. Personalising all shower functions has never been easier. The spray pattern can be selected and started by pushing one of the buttons on the wall-mounted chassis whereas turning the button allows personalising the water volume. The push button technology is so straightforward and easy to understand that even children can use it intuitively. As a result, GROHE Smartcontrol delivers a perfect shower experience for every member of the family.
8. Hilton Hotels Beirut Promote Jihad Dfouni to Executive Chef
Hilton Hotels in Beirut announced today the promotion of Jihad Dfouni from Executive Sous-chef in Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand to Executive Chef in Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace. In his new role, Jihad will be in charge of the hotel’s central kitchen operations, managing all dinning venues, room service, catering, banqueting and all other culinary events. Jihad will also take over staff hiring and training, along with reviewing food service and monitoring crew discipline and performance.
9. Lamborghini hits the road to Bkessine
Saad & Trad s.a.l., the exclusive dealer of Automobile Lamborghini in Lebanon, organized a ride from Beirut to Bkessine on September 6, 2015.The event gathered super sports cars fanatics, and Lamborghini lovers for an adrenaline filled ride along the scenic landscapes of the road leading to Bkessine. Saad & Trad SAL took on this ride to encourage meetings between Lamborghini owners in Lebanon and portray to sports car enthusiasts that Lamborghini is more than just a super car; it is way of expressing one’s lifestyle and personality.
10. LG ANOUNCESSECOND-QUARTER2015 FINANCIALRESULTS
LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced a modest net profit of KRW 226.4 billion (USD 206.38 million) for the second quarter of 2015, in an extremely challenging environment. In light of a sluggish global TV market and intense competitive pressures, the overall second-quarter sales declined 7.6 percent, which is equivalent to KRW 13.93 trillion (USD 12.69 billion), compared to last year’s sales. Although revenues remained at virtually the same level as the previous quarter, operating profits declined slightly to KRW 244.1 billion (USD 222.52 million). While the second quarter was more challenging than expected, LG is confident it can recover lost ground in the third quarter with new competitive products and more effective marketing initiatives.