Safir opens new hotel in Beirut
One of the newest hotels in the Lebanese capital, the Safir Heliopolitan Hotel offers a convenient place for travellers to stay in Beirut.The 144-room hotel is located in the prestigious Raouche area, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It is also a short distance from the Beirut International Airport as well the city's major shopping and entertainment spots. Its elegantly appointed rooms include 12 Grand Suites, 12 Executive Suites and one Presidential Suite. Executive floors have a private check-in besides other exceptional amenities designed to please business as well as leisure seekers, a hotel spokesperson said. Besides complimentary delights, guests at the hotel have a choice of dining entertainment options offering a wide variety of international cuisine, the spokesperson said. The Safir Heliopolitan offers a range of leisure and business facilities including a health club, a swimming pool with terrace and a fully-equipped business centre. All rooms offer direct-dial telephones, Internet connection, satellite TV with 65 channels, mini-bar and individually controlled air-conditioning. Banqueting facilities include a conference room and banquet hall with a capacity of 500 guests as well as two seminar rooms. The hotel promises a "homey and comforting" feel with attention to smallest detail from its dedicated and efficient staff. "The 'guest-friendly' philosophy owes its success and effectiveness to the hotel management team, headed by Edward Alan Safar, the area manager for Safir Hotels & Resorts for Lebanon and the hotel's general manager," the spokesperson said. Safir Heliopolitan is part of Safir International Hotel Management which operates 40 hotels in the region.