Bringing a 110-year old French legacy to Lebanon, Angelina, the world- renowned Parisian concept that embraces a tea house, patisserie and a restaurant celebrated the opening of its tearoom in Beirut gathering officials, social figures and media representative.
With an international presence in France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong, China & Japan and over 30 tea houses & boutiques across the world, Angelina pursues its expansion with its fifth tearoom in the Middle East in the heart of Lebanon's Capital, Beirut.
"Angelina's opening in Lebanon reflects again the international trust in the Lebanese leading hospitality industry groups and falls within our goal in creating a sustained economic growth in Lebanon", said Hady Fadel, Boubess Group Marketing Director commenting on the new business partnership with Groupe Bertrand, the French renowned name in the catering industry.
Located in Foch District, Downtown Beirut, the Belle Époque tearoom holds its historical aura through the intimate and luxurious interior designed by the famous architect Édouard-Jean Niermans in a location that embodies the aesthetics and the refinement of the French art of living.
The story of Angelina dates back to the early 20th century, when tearooms were born in Paris to be more comfortable than traditional cafés and more fashionable than pastry shops. In 1903, the Austrian confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer opened Angelina's first tearoom, in Paris most exclusive commercial district, Rue de Rivoli, and named it after his daughter-in-law.
Established on the Rumpelmayer's family garnered reputation for indulgent confections, the tearoom built its name as a place of sophistication and indulgence and very soon became host to Parisian aristocracy, greatest French couturiers and luminaries including Coco Chanel, and Marcel Proust who always sat at the same table.