Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

Sushi Bar
Al Dente
Elegant popular Italian restaurant in a traditional Lebanese house.
The Riviera
Elegant French-style hotel right on the Corniche.
Cassino
Chi chi club for an upmarket crowd who like to party Lebanese style.
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. 
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.
Sydney’s
Suit up, gents.
Sheraton Verdun
Sophisticated and comfortable; an impressive piece of modern design both inside and out.
Balthus
Glamorous Art Deco French restaurant beloved of Beirut's powerbrokers.
Centrale
With excellent food trumped by impressive design Centrale is a must-visit for all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vin comme Vin
Wine connoisseurs need no other option…
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.
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...
Le Meridien Commodore
A modern revamp has brought luxury restaurants and a sultry feel to the Commodore.
Radisson Blu Verdun
Set on a busy shopping street the hotel perfect for those in town on business. The smart Radisson Blu Verdun is opposite the ABC Mall and is perfectly located close to the centre, and some of the city's sights.

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