Beirut: The Phoenicia Hotel

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The Phoenicia Hotel is an historic and iconic symbol of Lebanon. Located on Rue Fakhreddine just near Beirut’s Corniche across the way from the upscale yacht marina, Zaytouna Bay and in close range to downtown Beirut.

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The Phoenicia first opened in 1961, hosting kings, queens, world leaders, celebrities, businessmen and jet setters.

The grandiose hotel designed by renowned American architect Edward Durell Stone, blended an elegant exterior with a fabulous majestic exterior.Wrapping guests in lavish luxury, the Phoenicia Hotel became a centerpiece of booming Beirut.

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During the Lebanese civil war, the hotel was forced to close, but fortunately reopened its doors in 2000. As Beirut regained its reputation as a magnet for the rich and famous of the world, the hotel met even higher expectations than before.

The refurbished Phoenicia Hotel was designed to reflect the its cultural and artistic heritage. Its combination of amethyst and marble give the hotel a regal and majestic personality.

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Year after year, the Phoenicia Hotel continues to make history with the latest trends and keep its place as Lebanon’s most iconic hotel.2016 marks the 55th anniversary of the most recognizable hotel in the country and the region.

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Here are more photos from my visit:

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