Four Seasons Hotel Beirut – Sophisticated Beyond Measure
Soaring skyward above city in a sail-capped tower overlooking the Corniche, the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Beirut is a holidaymaker’s dream to come true. Substantially owned by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, a grandson of the first prime minister of Lebanon after its independence, this ultra-modern getaway is a new touch of luxury that provides stylish comforts, opulent accommodation with exceptional views of Beirut City and Mediterranean Sea, friendly, genuine personal service, rich sophistication and full relaxation.
Guestrooms and Suites
Designed by the world-famous Paris-based Pierre-Yves Rochon, creator of the interiors in many of the prince’s other properties, including the George V in Paris, the Hotel des Bergues in Geneva and the yet-to-reopen Savoy in London to name but a few, the hotel comes with 230 well-appointed guestrooms and suites scattered in 26 floors, all with a private terrace overlooking either courtyard, sea, mountains or city, as well as amenities like hypoallergenic bedding (on request), wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, iPod docking station, cable television, DVD player, refrigerated private bar, multi-line phones and in-room safe. Of special comfort are the elegant residential suites ideal for extended stays that can accommodate 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child, and come with high tech amenities, amazing décor and spacious living and dining areas.
The hotel offers its guests a truly memorable dining experience in the luxurious The Grill Room Restaurant and four lounges, including The Boulevard, The Lounge, The Bar and The Roof.
The Grill Room
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and with great views of the Beirut Marina and blue horizon, indoors or on the terrace, The Grill Room welcomes visitors to enjoy mouth-watering steaks and seafood with a Mediterranean influence. It’s located on the 2nd floor and has an indoor capacity of 75 and outdoor seating of 50. Reservations are recommended.
An ideal venue to meet for Continental breakfast in the morning, The Boulevard is located in the lobby and has an indoor seating capacity of 45. Open daily from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Dress code is smart casual.
Able to accommodate 42 people, the elegantly-furnished Lounge is another exclusive dining option for the hotel visitors, offering a selection of Lebanese and international favorites from the a la carte menu. For breakfast a buffet of fresh baked goods, cereal and fruit is offered.
An assortment of special and rare Scotches and Cuban cigars along with a selection of cocktails is offered in The Bar, a relaxing place to unwind and forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Visitors can also try home-made chocolate and truffles.
Conveniently located by the rooftop pool, on the hotel’s 26th floor, this modern and chic dining venue is where guests can try awe-inspiring Asian-inspired cuisine and tapas, while the beverage list offers an impressive choice of cocktails and coolers, as well as smoothest made from the freshest ingredients.
Luxuriously designed and elegantly furnished, the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa with its seven treatment rooms offers guests a head-to-toe experience to bring the body and mind into harmony. Powerful massages, Sodashi treatments, facial treatments, as well as therapies with using Arabian exotics are sure to delight even the most demanding visitors.
For recreation the hotel offers a health and fitness facility, well-equipped with the latest amenities, as well as a steam room and separate locker rooms for men and women. The rooftop pool is a fine place to enjoy a leisurely dip, or simply relax with a glass of drink on one of the pool deck’s many sun loungers.
For business travelers the hotel also has something on offer; there is a 24-hour business service that includes meeting and function space with laptops, printing services, business equipment, audiovisual equipment and wired high-speed Internet access. There is also a fantastic ballroom that never fails to amaze the hotel visitors.
The hotel is just a stone’s throw from Downtown area and major historic sites of the city, not to mention the shops of Hamra area and nightlife of Gemmayzeh. Visitors at this wonderful city center hotel can visit National Museum of Beirut and Sursock Museum to admire the collections, check out the Martyr’s Statue and Place de l’Etoile at the Martyr’s Square, or else watch shows at Beirut Art Center or attend thoroughbred races at Beirut Hippodrome for a taste of local culture.
When to Go
By mid-May the sea should be warm enough to swim in and there may still be snow in the mountains, an hour or so inland, making it perfect for combining good time on the beach with some skiing.
Those who plan their stay at this fascinating getaway between 16th and 18th July, 2012, can take advantage of the Jose Carreras Package that includes a stay in one of the hotel’s luxuriously appointed Mediterranean-facing rooms, two VIP tickets to the performance taking place on July 18th at the hilltop amphitheater of Zouk Mikael, add to this a striking limousine transfer to and from the venue and access to the enchanting Four Seasons VIP Lounge at the Festival. But wait, this is not the end; the package also includes a Hotel spa treatment, perfect for rejuvenating your body, soul and mind. The Barcelona-born opera singer is one of the most celebrated Tenors in the world, alongside Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, so if you truly appreciate music and art, make sure not to miss this opportunity.