Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Sushi Bar
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
The Riviera
Elegant French-style hotel right on the Corniche.
Spa Phoenicia
Modern and utterly complete, Spa Phoenicia offers every type of pampering and relaxation therapy there is all in a luxurious and decadent surroundings.
Chi chi club for an upmarket crowd who like to party Lebanese style.
Al Kahwa
Across the road from the university Al Kahwa attracts a friendly student crowd.
People Brasserie
Sexy brasserie in the exclusive Aishti department store.
Shah Lounge
Arabic themed music lounge-cum-restaurant popular with a well-heeled crowd.
Al Mijana
Glamorous Lebanese restaurant in a beautiful Ottoman building.
Grand Cafe
We are a modern French brasserie, merging France's timeless vibrancy with an unmistakable Bay Area flair. But don't let the grandeur fool you. Dress up, dress down this is all of the French with none of the fuss. 
Sofitel le Gabriel
Attention to detail charming service and great style - we like the Gabriel.
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.
Suit up, gents.
Sheraton Verdun
Sophisticated and comfortable; an impressive piece of modern design both inside and out.
With excellent food trumped by impressive design Centrale is a must-visit for all.
Glamorous Art Deco French restaurant beloved of Beirut's powerbrokers.
Bamboo Bay
Just $10 gets you in to Bamboo Bay and access to golden sands, Jacuzzis, a pool and an outlet of La Posta. Looks like it's swim o'clock already.
Downtown is a beautiful area of pre-war sandstone architecture and wide cobbled streets; have a wander browse the shops or while away time at a streetside café.
Classic luxury on the seafront in the heart of the city.
Le Vendôme
Lavish but cosy, Le Vendôme has stunning views and great restaurants.
La Maison du Café Najjar
Contemporary café from the coffee barons of the Najjar family.
Amore Mio Café
Smart modern café with a large terrace in the upmarket Verdun shopping area.
La Plage
Are you a beautiful bronzed person? Then go join all the rest of the beautiful people at La Plage and try not to ogle too much or let the wash of gossip distract you from getting that smooth tan.
Essential Spa
Beirutis like to look good for the summer months which is why the city is brimming with spas and health clubs. Unfortunately there are no traditional hammams still operating so it's modern spa treatments all the way.
Edde Sands
Everything you could want from a resort on the edge of the sea with multiple swimming pools bars and even DJs when night falls. Try your luck on a jet-ski or just sunbathe away the hours.
White Beirut
Where the spirit of Beirut is 'immortalized'. 
Vin comme Vin
Wine connoisseurs need no other option…
Quantity here has been saved for the wine. An extensive list paired with delectable French fancies makes the trip out to Saifi Village worthwhile.
Domaine des Tourelles
Boutique wine store from the venerable heads of Lebanese wine…
Metropolitan Palace
Large luxurious hotel with fantastic panoramic views of Beirut.
Coral Beach Hotel
Peaceful and secluded modern hotel by the sea.
Markazia Monroe
An all-suite hotel with a handily central location aimed at the business crowd.
The world-famous outdoor club SKYBAR is worth the visit in itself.
Gefinor Rotana
Sophisticated hotel with attractive rooms and a wonderful rooftop infinity pool.
Abdel Wahab el Inglizi
A Beirut institution: fine Lebanese food in elegantly glamorous surroundings.
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...
Beirut's most famous hotel has luxe decor, great facilities and a central location.

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