The Grand Hotel Kadri is one of the most historic landmark hotels in Lebanon. Famous for hosting some of the world's greatest leaders and stars it is situated in the center of Zahle, 45 km from the capital Beirut. Grand Hotel Kadri overlooks the main river and spring of the city "Al Berdawni" which has been sung by poets and writers from different countries. The historical importance of the hotel goes back to 1914 when Jamal Pacha the Turk entered Kadri Hotel and took it as his headquarter then turned it into a hospital for his army.
Years later in 1920 the hotel was used by General Gouro to announce the annexation of the four judiciary areas (Bekaa, baalbeck, Hasbaya and Rachaya). In 1942, General De Gaulle stayed in the hotel to reassure the Lebanese of the imminent victory of WWII. Shortly thereafter, France was mandated to rule Lebanon.
This historical hotel offers 84 exquisite rooms and suites with on-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, mini bar, laundry service, 24hr room service and wireless internet connection. As well as a restaurant, bar, conference rooms with a capacity of 1000 guests, business centre, state-of-the-art gymnasium, swimming pool, spa and child care centre with a children's playground.