KAMAL MOUZAWAK EXPANDS GUESTHOUSE CLUSTER VENTURE IN LEBANON
Active social entrepreneur and founder of Souk El Tayeb, Kamal Mouzawak, recently launched his fourth guest-home cluster, called Beit El Tawlet, and located just above Tawlet Beirut in Mar Mikhael. Unlike the usual hospitality chains, each of these homes has its own unique character and sets out to highlight the traditions of the region in which the property is located. Furthermore, each guest-home is named after the village or town in which it is situated. These properties also offer visitors the opportunity to discover and enjoy, firsthand, local traditions and indigenous food practices, enabling city dwellers to absorb the full rural experience. Beit El Tawlet is a tranquil establishment boasting colorful décor, bold lampshades, rattan and unique finds from the local art scene, all complemented by a fresh twist of greenery and breathtaking views of the mountains and the sea. It has four double bedrooms, two with private balconies and two with direct terrace access. Savor a mouthwatering Lebanese breakfast in the room or at Tawlet, which also offers guests a daily traditional home-cooked buffet. Interested parties can also enroll in bespoke cooking classes, which can be booked upon request.
In a separate development, Souk El Tayeb and Audi Bank recently announced the launch of a joint private initiative aimed at empowering and promoting small-to-medium producers through training, business growth workshops and financial support. Commenting at a press conference held in April and attended by a host of business owners belonging to the network, as well as Audi Bank representatives, Mouzawak highlighted the fact that small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMES) made up the backbone of the country’s economy. “I was truly surprised when I first learned that Lebanon’s biggest bank would be interested in the country’s smallest F&B producers and farms,” he admitted. Elaborating on the scheme, Joyce Abu Rizk, head of SME business development at the bank, explained that a dedicated account for Souk El Tayeb had been set up and would be used to fund 50 percent of the business registration fees for the first 10 applicants who fulfil the mandated requirements.
Beit El Tawlet, Mar Mikhael, Lebanon