InterContinental Le Vendôme Beirute
Beirut has been through a lot over the past 30 years, yet after every catalysm the city dusts itself off and faces the future with fresh optimism. You will soon notice a determination to recapture its past reputation as a splendorous and dynamic Mediterranean city and will delight in exploring its teeming streets. I suggest you start your day with an amble along the Corniche and enjoy the inspiring view with a cup of Turkish coffee from any of the coffee shops located along the promenade. Afterwards, head into the city and explore the redeveloped Downtown area full of High end markets , fusion between modern and authentic architecture inspired from so many Eras.
I'll give you ways to discover Beirut in the afternoon: you can visit the Gemayzeh quarter, a place with real charm, full of old buildings nestled within narrow streets. Look out for the 'Stairs of Artists' where Lebanese painters display their work.
Beirut is famous for its enchanting nightlife. Let's start with dinner. In our city you have a wealth of choice including Italian, French, Armenian and, most importantly, Lebanese. I recommend Mandaloun Sur Mer for dinner where the seafood and sea views are unrivalled (reserve a table next to the window to enjoy the exclusive sights). Drinks can then be enjoyed at Joe Pena's in the old quarter of Gemayzeh, and party lovers can then go on to dance the night away at one of Lebanon's top night clubs such as Cassino, Palais, Eight or Music Hall.
Beirut International Airport
The airport is only 12 minutes drive away from our hotel.
Known as the Switzerland of the Middle East the city. It is the Capital and largest city of Lebanon.
Two currencies are used in Lebanon : Lebanese pounds and American dollars. The exchange rate is 1500 LBPs for 1 Dollar (subject to change)
Lebanon is a small country (10'452 square kilometers) and is therefore very easy to explore. You could even ski and dive in the same day.
Value Added Tax
The V.A.T. is a 10% tax added on goods sold and services offered. The VAT Purpose was to pay the interest rate cumulated on Lebanon's annual debt deficit.