The Palm Beach is one of the most loved hotels in Beirut and also one of the most fashionable for the young, jet-setting crowd. Having suffered severe damage after the Hariri bombing in February 2005 The Palm Beach has been completely refurbished and updated. The 88 rooms are all tastefully decorated, many with four-poster beds and exquisite oriental carpets, and the suites are spacious if a little uniform. The Palm Beach’s location close to Hamra and Downtown is perhaps its biggest selling point, together with the 360-degree views over the sea, the mountains and Beirut from the small, rooftop swimming pool. Adding to the overall feel of exclusivity, the rooftop fills with models and sun worshippers during the day, and party animals at night when the pool and the floor below become the legendary Sky Bar. As one might expect from the demanding clientele, service is impeccable and the Palm Beach has become legendary for its hospitality.