HOW MANY ROOMS? 230 rooms and suites

PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS With the highest rooftop pool in the city and an exceptional location near the waterfront. You’ll find great dining and some of the city’s most expensive yachts just outside the front door.

PRICE Internet rates for a traditional room on the random dates we checked start at $310.

CONTACT Four Seasons Beirut, 1418 Professor Wafic Sinno Ave., Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon. Phone +961-1-761-000. https://www.fourseasons.com/beirut/

WHERE IS IT? In downtown Beirut, this impressive and iconic skyscraper is a notable feature of the city’s growing skyline. You will see it from near and far, and the location is within walking distance to many popular bars and cafes. It’s not far to Rafic Hariri Mosque and the city’s most iconic shopping.

WHAT’S IT LIKE? This is the city’s preeminent luxury address and has been so for some time. Once you enter, you will find a refined atmosphere with greeters at the entrance directing visitors toward reception or the bar and lounge. There is no excuse for perfection when it comes to a luxury hotel, and the experience here comes as close as possible as you can in town. Many guests are big fans of the hotel’s arrival service, which welcomes guests at the gate and ushers them through immigration to their luxury car transfer. The hotel’s interior décor is the handiwork of celebrated designer of Pierre-Yves Rochon.


ROOM FACILITIES Beautifully decorated, the rooms are refined with soft carpeting and beautiful fabrics covering the sofas and armchairs. Pillowtop bedding with thick duvets and a pillow menu are the perfect escape from jetlag. Rooms vary in their view from the downtown cityscape to the waterfront marina. Even those that look behind the hotel offer entertaining looks at various neighborhoods. Expect modern perks like free wireless Internet, flat-screen cable TVs, work desks with easy-access power outlets, and bedside speaker phones and power outlets. Full-length mirrors, connecting rooms, and desks that double as dining tables with chairs on either side come standard. Bathrooms are bright with soaking tubs and glass shower stalls stocked with L’Occitane toiletries. Among the best features in most accommodations are the furnished balconies with exceptional city and sea views. Nearly a quarter of the accommodations here are suites including the Presidential unit with multiple bedrooms and the most spacious living space making it a favorite of visiting celebrities and diplomats.

RESTAURANTS AND BARS The Grill is a celebrated favorite for its Lebanese mezze spreads and steakhouse menu. You’ll find the finest cuts of meat here although if you’re looking for a creative mix of regional cuisine, head to Arabesque, which is more casual with its indoor and outdoor seating spaces. Mezze spreads are complemented with a cigar and shisha menu. Light meals and cocktails are always available in the lobby lounge while Asian fusion cuisine and sushi platters are served on the rooftop near the pool. Don’t miss Level 26, which serves light fare and cocktails by the rooftop pool.


LEISURE FACILITIES The fitness center is modern with the latest equipment. On the rooftop, you’ll find the city’s highest pool although at inspection, it was closed for renovation. There’s also a popular bar and lounge here that draws plenty of locals for late-night entertainment. Spa services are a huge draw here, too, with eight treatment rooms, and locals stop in for beauty and massage treatments.

BUSINESS AND MEETING FACILITIES Free wireless Internet works throughout the hotel with meeting space accommodating groups large and small.

VERDICT Enjoy traditional Lebanese hospitality at this familiar luxury brand that is known for solid comfort, luxury, and security.