Home away from Home, this is exactly how Four Seasons Hotel Beirut hosted the team of QMIN magazine for three nights in the city of design, culture and art, called “The Paris of Middle East”, Beirut.
The journey started with a complimentary limo service with the most attentive management who has pre-planned the entire trip. The hotel is located beside Zaitunay Bay marina with the view to the sea, mountains and the city with 9-minutes walking distance from Souk el Tayeb marketplace and 2km from Martyrs’ Square.
Just 15 minutes away from the airport, the arrival to the hotel was smooth and well organized. The generous and professional hospitality can be felt from the person taking the reservation via email where the first experience has begun, and to the driver as well as to the receptionist who made an express check-in that made the start of the stay special and welcoming; everyone showed the real professionalism in hospitality.
In the lobby, you can have the most glamorous high afternoon tea in the Boulevard Lounge. Serving exquisite pastries such as cakes, bread and viennoiserie as well as all kinds of innovative chocolate productions you can ever see and taste in Beirut created by the executive pastry chef Mohamad Abbas. Chef Mohamad Abbas gourmet pastry-making talents can be found not only in the Boulevard Lounge, but also on the second floor in The Grill Room where you can have breakfast or coffee with a terrace view of the Beirut Marina.
The 26-storey tower on the Corniche, Four Seasons Hotel Beirut is designed by the famous Paris-based Pierre-Yves Rochon who creates interior design solutions for luxury hospitality environments with a message to enhance each aspect of the guest experience. Thus is the case of each unique space of this hotel that is composed of elements drawn from each property’s location, Arabic culture and history, supported by classic French style and ideals.
The Four Seasons Hotel Beirut has the theme of traditional and modern materials, textures and furniture combine to create the classy and relaxing interiors that are elegant, engaging and soothing. The golden Arabic calligraphy can be seen on the wall of the lobby and in the Grill Room restaurant that emphasizes the Lebanese Arabic heritage. Moreover, the chandeliers hung with tassels and the panel of arabesque mosaic shows the glamour and yet reserved design along with Arabic taste. In the hotel itself there are various art pieces from Ayaam Gallery Beirut that matches the theme of the each space that has been selected for.
The rooms are supremely comfortable and have been ideally designed for the guests to have the space they need. Moreover, all the rooms have balconies that makes you feel like you are on a coastal holiday with the Mediterranean views across the marina and the city view as well.
The bathrooms offers the relaxing and home styled ambiance with the marble and a spacious bath tub. Each upscale rooms are all different and practical, and has its role for all kinds of occasion from romantic trips to business and celebrations.
With free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus safes, mini fridges and coffeemakers, suites as well as the residential rooms have a great dining area with a set kitchen which makes it all feel more of a home-away-from-home. Room service is available for 24 hours as well as the 24/7 gym and the hotel also features complimentary customized concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 10km.
The 230 guest rooms and suites are modern and also feels residential with the well cared housekeeping that pays attention to small detail of the guests experience in the room. As mentioned before, every guest room features a private, furnished terrace with views of the courtyard, sea, mountains or city. The amenities used in the hotel are L’Occitane.
- Four Seasons Deluxe Room
- Four Seasons Premium Room
- Premium Room
- Deluxe Room
- Superior City-View Room
- Courtyard-View Room
- Royal Suite
- Diplomatic Two-Bedroom Suite
- Premier Suite
- Residential Suite
- Four Seasons Deluxe Sea-View Suite
- Four Seasons City-View Suite
- Four Seasons Courtyard-View Suite
QMIN magazine experienced two types of rooms: the Four Seasons premium room with the sea view and two other premium rooms with the sea-view terrace.
The Four Seasons premium room has a spacious bedroom as well as a walk-in closet before the bathroom. The view to the sea and as well as to the city from the other side of the balcony, morning and evening time has its different beauty with the view. Definitely one of the nicest and romantic room that makes you feel like home.
The other two premium rooms offer you a relaxing space with the modern taste that has the wide terraces to the sea view. The private bathroom with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. It has an iPod docking stations and minibars as well as 37-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment.
It has a comfortable space that is practical in all aspects. The room includes all necessary room amenities, such as alarm clock, in-room safe, mini refrigerator on request, multi-line telephone(s) with voicemail, refrigerated private bar, coffee machine and tea.
The check in time for the hotel is 3pm and the checkout time is 12pm and upon request the limo to airport can be scheduled. One of most relaxing places of the hotel is the spa where you can indulge yourself into the exotic Arabian treatments and more traditional rituals for your mind and body. The spa has eight treatment rooms including saunas and steam rooms and a gym with the view to the Marina. One of the spa rooms is a VIP couple’s suite with its own private whirlpool, steam and shower facilities, perfect for a surprise occasion or celebration. Additionally, the definition of hospitality truly can be found at the Spa of Four Seasons Hotel Beirut where they have world class staff with such caring attitude towards customers as well as being well trained in their offerings.
Beirut is a city of music, food, fashion, lifestyle, culture and more and the beauty of the city can be seen in many different parts of the town. Thus, a stay of a week is necessary rather than 2-3 days. Beirut is also one of the most interesting and diverse shopping destination cities in the Middle East, especially when it comes to local fashion stores and designers. Beirut is a fashion hub, a genuine fashion city with a truly unique shopping experience. Discover Lebanon’s enchanting capital with the Four Seasons Hotel Beirut. It definitely belongs on QMIN magazine’s hot list of ‘summer destination 2016!’ Please tag #QMINtravel with Four Seasons Hotel Beirut when you are visiting there, and don’t forget to try out the dining outlets that is on our fine-dining section as well as the luxurious spa with the best service!
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