Who is Sheikha Mozah and what properties does she own in Lebanon?
Shekiha Mozah, former first lady of Qatar, is well-known in the Lebanon property market, particularly in Aley.
And Qatar’s royals are making a name for themselves around the globe, collecting prestige properties.
Tanios Hotel Aley – Then & Now
The historic Tanios Hotel, a landmark in the mountain village of Aley during the 1950s, is long gone … but its new developers promise to maintain its legacy with a modern edge.
Grand Hotel Jbeily/Gebeily – Aley – Then & Now
A reminder of Aley’s once glorious past – the Grand Hotel Jbeily stands solid, but sorely neglected.
Villa Ibrahim Shaker – Aley – Then & Now
Saudi tycoon Ibrahim Shaker spent his summers in this villa in the hilltops of Aley – today, only scarce remnants survive of its former opulence.
Casino Piscine Aley – Then & Now
Designed by architect Toufic Dleikan in the 1930s, Casino Piscine Aley was the country’s premier summer destination, hosting famous performers and international tourists. Those halcyon days are gone and, although restored, the Piscine has yet to see a revival of its former popularity.
Villa Asmahan – Aley – Then & Now
Built in the 1940s by Armenian businessman Arbo Arboyan, the villa was named after the famous singer, Asmahan.
Windsor Hotel Aley – Then & Now
Opened in 1924, by J and W Takla, Aley’s Hotel Windsor has stood empty for decades.