Hotels in Beirut
Lebanon with its capital Beirut is is a country in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea area. Beirut used to be called the Paris of the East, today it still is a trendy city, Beirut has been restaurated and rebuilt for the biggest part of the city, that attracts a lot of tourists. Beirut has a friendly, sociable and outgoing reputation. Beirut doesn't have the strict regulations Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries have. More than 3,000,000 tourists visit Beirut every year. Beirut is devided in twelve quarters: Achrafieh, Dar El Mreisse, Bachoura, Mazraa, Medawar, Minet El Hosn, Moussaitbeh, Port Beirut, Ras Beirut (a luxurious residential neighborhood of Beirut and the cultural and intellectual center of Beirut), Rmeil, Saifi and Zouqaq El Blatt. Beirut offers a lot of hotels and beach resorts, ranging from cheap hotels to luxurious 5 stars hotels. Famous hotels are Holiday Inn Dunes, Mövenpick Hotel and Resort Beirut, Markazia Monroe Suites, Four Points By Sheraton Le Verdun and InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut. Beirut offers cheap and luxurious hotels to book online with NO BOOKING FEES. You can book hotels in other cities in Lebanon, like Kfardebian, Broummana, Jounieh and other cities in Lebanon also. Some good hotels are: Habtoor Grand Hotel Convention Center & Spa 5*, Raouche Arjaan-Beirut 5*, City Suite Hotel 4*, Holiday Inn Dunes 4*, Golden Tulip Hotel De Ville 4* and Four Points By Sheraton Le Verdun 4*.
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Beirut is the capital, most important harbour of Lebanon and a central hub in the Lebanese economy, with many banks and corporations in Hamra Street, Rue Verdun and Ashrafieh. Stock, jewellery, oil, gold and exclusive product traders use Beirut as a base for selling and trading in the Middle East. Also numerous international organisations, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO), the Union of Arab Banks and the Union of Arab Stock Exchanges, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have their headquarters and offices in Beirut. Because of this all Beirut needs business hotels, also known as conference hotels. Business hotels are very suited to host conferences, meetings and presentations. The business hotels have big halls to host large groups of people and are supplied with state of the art video, audio and meeting equipment, flipover boards, high speed internet and personnel. Most of these hotels are situated in business areas and near airports.
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Beirut has a Meditteranean climate, which means warm days and nights, yet summers can be virtually rainless. Autumn and spring are cool and winters are rainy. Beiruts cultural life, theatres, cultural activities, historical buildings, museums, souks, shopping malls, mosques, cathedrals, parks, nightlife and beaches are the main attractions of the city. The culture of Beirut has evolved under the influence of many different occupators, such as Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and French. Beiruts quantity of tourists grew because of its luxurious hotels, refurbished central district and sea promenade, and its glitzy nightlife and shopping areas.
Top destinations in Beirut: Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center (BIEL), Our Lady of Lebanon, Beirut National Museum, Jeita Grotto, Pigeon Rock, Rawcheh, Charles Helou Bus Station , Monot Street (nightlife), Gemayzeh Street (Rue Gouraud), Place de l'Etoile - Nejmeh Square, Martyr's Square Downtown, Stadium Fouad Chehab Jounieh, Camille Chamoun Olympic Stadium, Casino du Liban Hamra Street and the ABC Shopping Mall.
The main tourist seasons are the beach seasons in Summer and the skiing season in Winter.