As one of the hotels in Beirut that suffered huge damage from the bomb blast of February 2005, The Monroe was completely refurbished, but continued the original 60s theme in a contemporary style. Named after Marilyn, it is more Californian chic than Dubai glamour, and all the 112 rooms & suites rooms are simple and sleek. Located on the edge of Beirut’s downtown, opposite the Phoenicia Hotel and overlooking the marina, it feels a little like an Andy Warhol museum, with miscellaneous items of ’60s furniture and specifically commissioned pieces of modernist sculpture dotted about.
The hotel also includes the Sanderson Bar & Restaurant located on the lobby level, as well as Awtar Lebanese Restaurant. It also includes a Spa called SPA Go & Jean Chedid beauty salon.