Phoenicia Lebanon

Phoenicia

The Phoenicia was - like the St George - always top of our list, but certain circumstances made it impossible until recently to accept it into the group of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. Here Lyndon Johnson stopped over in 1962, it was home to...

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Le Bristol (Beirut) Lebanon

Le Bristol (Beirut)

Since 1951 the Bristol in Beirut is one of the great hotels of the Middle East. Born into the heydays of Beirut, then called the "Paris of the Middle East", it has survived various wars and emergencies.

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In 1954, a group of wealthy individuals including Donald Deskey, the fabled designer (among his works the Radio City Music Hall); Harvey Firestone,...Read More

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A hotel with two names! The rumor persists that in the 1920s the Prince of Wales influenced the naming of this house. So it was called (see...Read More

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If you haven't been to the Metropole, you haven't been to Vietnam! "The Metropole is one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East. I...Read More

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  A book of history, stories and memories of all the artists and writers who found inspiration at The Strand. "The Strand" — what a...Read More

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