Haute Guide to Beirut

For those of us who not only love the thrill of visiting a new place but equally adore doing so in luxury, Four Seasons has put together a comprehensive guide to some of the hautest tips to enjoying the city of Beirut with the best resources at your fingertips.

Luxury-seekers take note; the Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Beirut wants to make sure your visit is one to remember by providing some useful tips on how to experience the best of the city.

Haute Couture

Beirut fashion designer Elie Saab shot to international stardom when actress Halle Berry accepted her best actress Oscar in one of his gowns. Prior to this moment, however, Saab was already attracting the attention of royalty at his atelier in Beirut with a list of clientele that included fashion icons like Beyonce and Angelina Jolie.

Saab has chic boutiques at Harrods in London in addition to a flagship store in Paris, but the proud Lebanese designer also has a beautiful studio in downtown Beirut where custom designs can be arranged.

Other noteworthy local designers to explore on your trip to Beirut include jeweler Zoughaib and Abdul Samad Al Qurashi’s blend of Arabian essential oils.

Haute Culture

Visit the Robert Mouawad Private Museum to be dazzled by inspiring diamonds that are on display among other beautiful items in the museum’s collection. The museum “marries Mouawad’s connoisseurship of jewels with the spectacular” Roman, Phoenician, and Byzantine antiquities collected by architect Henri Pharaon, whose former home is now the site of the Mouawad Museum.

Haute Clubs

Beirut is home to a thriving nightlife and club scene so there certainly won’t be any shortage of options once you arrive in the beautiful city. On the top floor of Four Seasons there is Club 26 where guests can enjoy the sunset next to the pool with views of the city. Also in the hotel is The Bar, which is known for its blended Scotch and Cuban cigars.

The concierge at the Four Seasons can aid guests with VIP tables at popular city destinations such as SkyBar or Buddha Bar as well as fantastic advice on other trendy places where the city’s locals spend their evenings partying. All you have to do is ask.