King of Jordan opens GMH Groupís Le Royal Hotel
The royal opening of General
Mediterranean Holdingís new landmark hotel Le Royal in Amman, Jordan was
conducted by Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan
on 3 September 2002. The hotel project represents the largest-ever
European investment in the tourism industry in Jordan.
GMH Chairman Receives Uslanís Key to the City Award in South Korea
In January 2004 senior corporate representatives of General Mediterranean Holding paid a visit to South Korea. To mark the occasion, the Mayor of the City of Uslan hosted an official celebration which was attended by a number of distinguished Korean state officials and businessmen, including the Speaker of the Korean Parliament and other parliamentarians.
At an official ceremony Mr Nadhmi Auchi, Chairman of GMH, received Uslanís Key to the City award in recognition of his investment projects and his companyís major contribution to the economy of the country.
GMH is actively involved in building 10,000 housing units in the country and is a major shareholder in Korad - a leading Korean advertising and PR agency. Korad is considered to be South Koreaís principal advertising agency and among it clients are many blue chip companies engaged in the financial services sectors, food production, car manufacturing, fashion, construction and electronics. The event was widely covered by the Korean press and media.
Presidential Visit to the WaterGate Adventure Aquapark in Beirut
On Saturday 24th August 2002, H.E President Lahoud of Lebanon paid a visit to Leisure Hill's WaterGate aqua park in Beirut. The Group's Chairman & Mrs Nadhmi Auchi welcomed the President at the entrance of the park and showed him its exclusive features and facilities from slides & games to kiosks & restaurants. After his very interesting tour, The President was seen off by the Chairman, members of the staff and the public.
Middle East Online
The Groupís latest launching of Middle-East-Online; MEOís main activity is the provision of Internet based news and current events coverage in Arabic and English languages on the World Wide Web.
Opening of "WaterGate" aqua park in Lebanon
On the 22nd of June 2002, the Chairman Mr N Auchi inaugurated the 14,000 square meters Waterpark, one of the main components of the Leisure Hill Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.
Watergate, the name of the waterpark, is considered to be one of its kind in the area. Its fascinating features include a 1,250 square meters wave pool with computer programmed wave patterns that go as high as 1.80 m. The thrilling rides of the Kamakazi, Twisters, Black Holes, Crazy River & Giant Slides are even more exciting, but the most thrilling is the 4.10 m wide 150 m long Mega Slide, which is the first one installed outside the USA.www.watergatepark.com
Hilton Hotel, Beirut
The Group acquired in June 2002 the majority share of an old site in the unique Beirut Central District for the construction of the Hilton Hotel, which is due for completion end 2006