Acres Development Holding and Hawat Investment announced the launch of the new LeMall Jbeil, due to open in 2020.
LeMall Jbeil will extend on a 30,000 square meter gross leasable area and will offer 130 varied shops, eight movie theaters with 1,200 seats, two entertainment areas one for kids and one for Teens, a Gym, a Supermarket and a large food court with 1,100 parking spots. A special department store of 1,500 m2 was designed to welcome Jbeil craftsmen.
Nabil Hawat, CEO Hawat Investment and owner of the new project, said: “This new shopping destination in Jbeil is an ambitious venture that sustains our futuristic vision to take this city, renowned over the centuries for its historical achievements and discoveries, towards a prosperous future while keeping its role as an economic, business and touristic lighthouse.”
He added: “This project meets the ambition of the new generation of Jbeil and Lebanon by offering 1,500 jobs approximately which will help fostering their bonds with the city. Our choice to partner up with Acres Development for the management of LeMall Jbeil lays its foundation in the long experience and sound expertise of the Holding in this domain.”
Georges Kamal, vice chairman and CEO of Acres Development Holding, owner of LeMall brand, said: “We are firmly grounded in Lebanon and we firmly believe in the country and its young resources. We have achieved a considerable expansion over the years starting with Sin el Fil back in 2009, then Saida in 2010 moving to Dbayeh in 2012, and today in Jbeil in 2020.”
He added: “The region of Jbeil represents a touristic destination that attracts more than a million tourist annually and is a main economic artery for the whole region. It is a bustling city and a symbol of strength with the presence of the historical Fortress, the monasteries, the variety of touristic milestone places, the most important schools, universities and hospitals. It is a young vibrant city. This ambitious vision is the common denominator between us and Hawat Investment today”.