GMH Group’s Le Royal Hotel in Lebanon receives Horeca 2004 Awards

Le Royal Hotel in Beirut has proven that it is the city’s principal location for those desiring the most exquisite of cuisines having won 15 Medals and 2 Merit Certificates at the 2004 HORECA catering industry show.
The competition among all five-star hotels in Lebanon earned Le Royal 3 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals, 3 Bronze Medals and 2 Merit Certificates. Among the honoured were Chef Song Bo, who received two gold medals for Fruit and Vegetable Display and Live Ice Carving; Chef Roger Saker, Chef Jamil Karam and Chef Joseph Torbey, who received silver medals for Set Dinner Menu, Oriental Banquet Main Courses and Vegetarian Menu respectively. Bronze medals were awarded to Joseph Farah for Plate Appetiser, Fady Keedy for Six Course Set Dinner Menu and Amine Nasrani for Live Sandwich.

President of Lebanon Unveils A1 Grand Prix Team

On 1 December 2004, Team Lebanon, a GMH-sponsored Grand Prix team, entered the world of international motor sport with the official announcement of the creation of the Lebanese A1 Grand Prix team. The racing car, in full red, white and green Lebanese livery, was unveiled by the President of Lebanon, His Excellency General Emile Lahoud, at a stunning VIP Gala Evening at Le Royal Hotel in Beirut, hosted by GMH’s Chairman, Mr Nadhmi Auchi.

Pope John Paul II awards Papal Knighthood on GMH Chairman

His Holiness Pope John Paul II has bestowed on the Chairman of General Mediterranean Holding, Mr Nadhmi Auchi, the rare honour and dignity of Knight of the Pontifical Order of Pope Saint Sylvester in recognition of Mr Auchi’s contribution to inter-religious dialogue and hospitaller activities around the world. Mr Auchi is one of the few Muslims to be honoured by the Holy See in such a way. 

President of Lebanon bestows the Lebanese Order of Merit on Chairman

In June 2004, the Chairman of General Mediterranean Holding, Mr Nadhmi Auchi, received the Lebanese Order of Merit (First Class) from His Excellency General Emile Lahoud, President of the Republic of Lebanon, in recognition of his significant role in promoting and investing in the country.