by Michael Lloyd
A visit to Le Royal Beirut transports you to the glittering French Riviera. A team of bellhops stand on the ready at the end of the long cobblestone driveway. An attractive concierge is on alert on the other side; everyone waiting to serve you alone. The hotel is reviving an iconic portion of the world with more than a fresh coat of paint.
Le Royal Beirut is a sophisticated destination for celebrating your passion and romance in the suburbs of the entertainment capital of the Middle East. From the largest art collection in the region to elegant décor, fine cuisine, European-inspired verandas, two-hundred and seventy degree views of the Mediterranean Sea and an incredible spa, the hotel evokes the enchantment and spirit of the Paris of the Middle East. The drama unfolds upon arrival and unfolds in a series of unforgettable experiences and sets the scene for a couple’s romance.
Classic European style, fine craftsmanship and authentic details elevate the Le Royal high above the ordinary. The spectacularly huge floral arrangement that dominates this hotel’s small foyer hints at the opulence of the 231 rooms and suites, which have a glamorous upscale vibe, tempered by pops of earthtones and coral, sumptuous fabric, custom furniture and luxurious bathrooms with tubs, showers and bidets.
A Kaleidoscope of Memorable Moments
Pamper yourself at the Royal Spa, a three floor, 37,000 square foot oasis of health and wellness. Imagine the two of you immersed in a world of relaxation and rejuvenation in one of the custom-built massage rooms, each with a holistic, three-pillar methodology to spa health. In some massage rooms there have side-by-side tables where honeymooners can be soothed while holding hands. Combining body and facial care, nutrition and physical activity with a Hammam and mud baths, the Royal Spa is just the inspiration needed to jumpstart your well-being.
The magic of a Beirut afternoon comes to life poolside with the extravagant, palm tree-lined mega-pool. With panoramic majesty, an afternoon drink breathing in the rarified air of the Mediterranean serves as the elixir to escape all your world’s woes.
Treat each other to indulgent gifts from the designer boutique and stop for a cappuccino and petit fours cookies at luxurious, couch-lined open-air lounge that morphs away from the foyer seamlessly.
Start the evening toasting each other at the Titanic, a rooftop piano bar with the best sushi this side of the Orient. Eye-catching Titanic-themed original paintings from Tripoli artist Malak Adra, authentic maritime décor and live jazz makes for an entertaining evening if don’t want to fight traffic for ten miles to one of the hotspots downtown. Proceed over to the Ikebana Club for a taste of Asia with a party atmosphere and a comedy night that will split your sides with laughter.
The enchantment of Paris fuses with the avant-garde lifestyle of the affluent Lebanese proving that romance is alive and well in the Middle East’s most exciting city. Create memories that will last a lifetime at the Le Royal Beirut, a resort that will always have a place in your heart.
LE ROYAL BEIRUT
Dbayeh Grand Beirut
Tel.: +961 4 555666
Fax: +961 4 555100
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