A charming luncheon took place on October 20, 2015 at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand in Sin El Fil, welcoming 45 elderly people from BASSMA’s Smile Restaurant. The NGO, working on empowering destitute families, has been partnering with Hilton Hotels since 2004 to bring smiles to the elderly faces while providing them with weekly delicious, hot lunches.
The guests were warmly welcomed to an event by the hotel’s team members and department heads who arranged a beautiful lunch setup in their all-day dining outlet, Al Diyafa. Delicious local specialties were served from Lebanese mezze to hot meals with chicken and rice; ending on a sweet note with a variety of delectable desserts.
In expressing their joy and gratitude, the elderly sang traditional Lebanese songs, ‘zajal’, and danced the day away. The Bassma team greatly appreciated Hilton Beirut Hotel’s great hospitality and generosity in putting a much needed smile on their guest’s faces. A souvenir photo was also taken on this occasion, with the promise to welcome them back to the heart of Hilton in the nearest future.