The New York Times  August 23rd, 2019

The New York Times

August 23rd, 2019

Exploring Lebanon’s Green Side Full Article

“Many of the country’s sustainable practices started in the countryside. One of the latest examples is Bkerzay, Lebanon’s largest solar-powered lodge driven by conservation. (...) [Bkerzay] has an unobstructed view of the Chouf region down below and is only about 16 miles from Beirut. He brought back vernacular architecture, from triple-arched windows to local stone, and decorated villas with a soulful mix of vintage furnishings, locally produced linens and pieces custom-made by nearby craftsmen.”


Babel Voyages  August 21st, 2019

Babel Voyages

August 21st, 2019

Bkerzay, célèbre la beauté et l’artisanat du Liban Full Article

“Ainsi naît Bkerzay, un village d’hôtes perdu au milieu d’une nature préservée, dans un pays mangé par le béton. « Ce projet est une réaction positive au surdéveloppement du pays, à l’urbanisation sauvage, à la détérioration de l’environnement et du patrimoine qui ravagent le Liban » confie Ramzi. Avec Bkerzay, c’est un retour à la terre et à la nature qui s’opère, mais aussi aux racines. Ramzi entend ainsi faire revivre la beauté du Liban, mais aussi préserver la région et lui redonner vie pour que reviennent vivre ici les villageois qui avaient fui la région à cause de la guerre civile.”


Dish Magazine  March 19th, 2019

Dish Magazine

March 19th, 2019

A travel guide to Lebanon Full Article

“At Bkerzay, nature has dictated the layout of the stone buildings that form a village-like arrangement. Paths and rooftops are lined with vibrant flowers and views open up to the Med in the distance. Built in traditional Lebanese style, Bkerzay recently opened but already looks and feels embedded into its hilltop landscape. Walk in the hills, lounge by the pool, spin the potter’s wheel, luxuriate in the studded-domed hammam and enjoy menus by the highly respected Beirut-based chef Hussein Hadid.”


Condé Nast Traveller (ME)  January 10th, 2019

Condé Nast Traveller (ME)

January 10th, 2019

The best sustainable restaurants in the Middle East Full Article

“This "eco-retreat" preserved nearly 170,000 square metres of greenery in the Chouf Mountains, creating a truly immersive eco-experience for its guests. Bkerzay's "zero-waste" restaurant also grows its own honey, thyme, and olives and has its own water purification system. You can enjoy authentic Lebanese fare with signature dishes like the Tabouleh Bkerzay all while overlooking a stunning vista of the Chouf Mountainside.”


Lonely Planet  December 13th, 2018

Lonely Planet

December 13th, 2018

Alternative artistic experiences in seven great cities Full Article

“Winding your way through Lebanon’s forest-clad mountains to Bkerzay is almost as relaxing as feeling wet clay spin under your hands on the pottery wheel at the arts and craft studio of this eco-hotel and health-food restaurant. Run by master potter Ahmad Deif, originally from a tiny oasis in upper Egypt, and Lebanese architect and potter Maha Nasrallah, participants in Bkerzay’s pottery workshops throw together rustic pieces glazed in the traditional artisanal style of the region. A meditative afternoon spent here is enough to offset the glorious chaos of a Beirut city break.”


L’Orient Le Jour  September 28th, 20198

L’Orient Le Jour

September 28th, 20198

Bkerzay fait la fête! Full Article

C’est un lieu magique, aujourd’hui ouvert au public qui prend un plaisir évident à passer une journée à faire une marche, se prélasser au soleil, grignoter une mankouché face à la montagne ou prendre un cours de poterie dans les ateliers prévus pour cela. Car Bkerzay est surtout synonyme de poterie, un art que cette escale dans le Chouf propose depuis des années, avec des cours, des expositions et des journées qui lui sont consacrés.


The Switchers  April 9th, 2018

The Switchers

April 9th, 2018

At this Lebanese ecolodge, sustainability is a family affair Full Article

“At Bkerzay, Lebanon’s largest eco-lodge, there is a story everywhere you look. There is the upcycled coffee table that, in another life, was used to transport baby elephants in India. There are the crochet-adorned curtains, a modern twist on the traditional Lebanese handicraft. Then there is the property itself — a testament to vernacular stone architecture, nature, and a business built around sustainability and the environment.”