Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

The Riviera
Elegant French-style hotel right on the Corniche.
Crowne Plaza
Le Gray
Le Gray, owned by hotelier-of-the-moment Gordon Campbell Gray, is arguably the sleekest stay in Beirut.
Safir Heliopolitan
Classy modern hotel with stunning views of the Med and snow capped Mount Lebanon.
Sofitel le Gabriel
Attention to detail charming service and great style - we like the Gabriel.
Sheraton Verdun
Sophisticated and comfortable; an impressive piece of modern design both inside and out.
Mövenpick
Classic luxury on the seafront in the heart of the city.
Le Vendôme
Lavish but cosy, Le Vendôme has stunning views and great restaurants.
Metropolitan Palace
Large luxurious hotel with fantastic panoramic views of Beirut.
Coral Beach Hotel
Peaceful and secluded modern hotel by the sea.
Le Royal
One of the Mediterranean's, and probably the Middle East's, best luxury hotels.
Markazia Monroe
An all-suite hotel with a handily central location aimed at the business crowd.
Mzaar Lebanon
Not only a world class Spa, but also the only 5 star ski resort in the Middle East.
Monroe
One of Beirut's finest party hotels; the vibe is Californian chic.
Gefinor Rotana
Sophisticated hotel with attractive rooms and a wonderful rooftop infinity pool.
Royal Plaza
Spacious rooms, great views and the highest rooftop pool in the city.
Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel
Classic corporate hotel: small enough to be intimate central enough to be a great base...
Port View
An intimate, relaxed and reasonably-priced hotel in Gemayzeh.
Phoenicia
Beirut's most famous hotel has luxe decor, great facilities and a central location.
Palm Beach
One of Beirut's most fashionable hotels, Palm Beach is perfect for party animals.
Le Meridien Commodore
A modern revamp has brought luxury restaurants and a sultry feel to the Commodore.
Hotel Alexandre
A good value-for-money option with an interesting history.
Holiday Inn Dunes
Set on a busy shopping street the hotel is a good option for retail mavens or those in town on business.
Bayview Hotel
The Bayview Hotel has just 36 rooms and sits right at the end of Ain El Mreisseh peering out onto the Mediterranean.
Albergo
The Albergo is located in one of the city's oldest most picturesque and fashionable neighbourhoods. It is unique for providing handpicked furniture and Jacuzzi baths. 
Al Bustan Hotel
An original Lebanese gem located high up in the hillside village of Beit Mery.
Le Gray hotel, Beirut
Opened in 2009, Le Gray hotel is owned by One Aldwych's Gordon Campbell Gray and is the toast of Beirut's luxury hospitality scene.
An interview with Gordon Campbell Gray
We caught up with hotel owner Gordon Campbell Gray, the man behind One Aldwych in London, Le Gray in Beirut and Carlisle Bay in Antigua.

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