The Phoenicia Hotel has recently restored three of their smartest Presidential Suites ready for guests desiring the ultimate, opulent stay. I was one of the first lucky few to sample the rooms, and consequently on my precious last night in my beloved Beirut, I slept like a Queen.
Opening the door to the Presidential Suite was a fairy tale moment. The apartment revealed seemed unreal… a pristine series of rooms, immaculately arranged and presented. The colour scheme is different to the standard rooms and suites, here the shades are classic and calming, pretty pale blues that gives the suite a sophisticated and fresh feel. It is gorgeous understated luxury, the softest fabrics, the comfiest mattresses, the most powerful showers; everything ensures you have the perfect stay.
For fear of losing my possessions in the spacious rooms, I didn’t dare put anything down. There are two impressive bedrooms, each with epic King size beds, huge plasma screen TVs, sofas, and best of all, extraordinary views over Beirut and the sea. Along with the bedrooms, I tried out all three bathrooms, the grand living room (which is more like a ballroom), the smart meeting room, a small kitchen (equipped with my favourite Nespresso coffee machine), and walk in wardrobe! The main bedroom has a quite astounding en suite bathroom complete with sauna and Jacuzzi and ample floor space to hold a small dance class.
My words do not do justice to this palace apartment, but I hope you can see the beauty and extravagance in the photos I took as a memory of my stay in this spectacular suite and as a souvenir of my one and only night as a President!
Visit the Phoenicia website here for more information.
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