Lebanon - a colorful Mediterranean country with a magnificent climate, full of unexpected contrasts. It is rich in history and possesses a unique geographical location that allows you to take solar baths on the beach, and go skiing some forty minutes later. This small country captivates at first sight. In my opinion, long-term wars have not spoiled the Lebanese. They are one of the most hospitable nations.
The capital of Lebanon - Beirut, is a bright, seaside, big, modern and very beautiful city combining traditions of European urbanism mixed with the way of life of the Islamic world. It unites ancient architecture with a mixture of luxury filled with Arabian originality. Not surprising therefor that Beirut carries the name of Paris of the Middle East.
How can such a city go on about without a grand hotel, you ask me? The answer is simple- it can't. And therefor I present to you, "Phoenicia hotel".
Located on Rue Fakhreddine, The Phoenicia InterContinental Hotel is a 5-star hotel that met its 50-year anniversary in 2011.
Phoenicia has 2 swimming pools that look like they came out of "The Great Gatsby" movie, filled with colorful mosaics that give it a sense of luxury.
Six of the most prestigious restaurants of Beirut happen to be located on the grounds of Phoenicia as well.
The Mosaic restaurant famous for its Sunday brunch and Friday seafood, with international and oriental buffet, with live cooking stations.
The Cascade lounge, that fits as the perfect location for business meetings, informal lunches, afternoon high tea and early drinks with a live piano player.
The famous WOK W.O.K known for its delicious Asian specialties, Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes and also its Monday and Thursday open sushi buffet nights from 19:00-23:30.
Café Mondo offers every Wednesday open salad bar, with live stations of pasta and pizza, along with Italian dessert buffet and open wine/beer/soft drinks and juices all for 35$.
Amethyste an outdoor chill out lounge offers amazing house and poolside cocktails with tasty salads, sandwiches, sushi and desserts.
While Eau de vie has the best choice of wine and cigars, beef tenderloin, prawns and fish, shellfish and even its own wine tasting room.
And of course no grand hotel can't go on without a spa. Phoenicia's spa open from 7am till 22pm each day, with 22 private treatment and therapy rooms, split into male and female, ready to take all your stress away.
Phoenicia even has a kids club that provides activities such as arts and crafts and indoor games, open from 10 am till 19 pm.
Phoenicia is always happy to greet you and provide all your family with a happy stay.
Plan your holidays and outings wisely.
By Kuvalina Anastasia
Devoted to beauty, rejuvenation and relaxation, SPA Phoenicia specializes in Balneotherapy, Thalassotherapy, Thai Relaxing Therapy and Ayurvedic Medicine. Exquisite body treatments use the healing power of nature to stimulate the metabolism and circulation while cleansing, purifying and toning the body.
22 private treatment and therapy rooms split into male and female areas, mineral whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, aquagym, jacuzzis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools are set in a delightful background of cascading waterfalls. Additional facilities include a fully equipped gym with treadmills, racing machines and electronic exercise bikes, a health club and a juice bar.