Monroe Hotel makes a great comeback
After the partial destruction of the Monroe Hotel following the violence that erupted in Beirut in the aftermath of former Prime Minister Rafik Al Hariri’s assassination earlier this year, the hotel has made a fabulous comeback. Despite the hotel’s closure for three months, to its credit, all employees continued to receive proper training to ensure that they offer the highest standard of hospitality.
With a facelift and modernised amenities the hotel has got much more to offer now.
Even though the hotel caters mainly to businessmen it is also a good place to stay for leisure travellers. Monroe Hotel’s new and improved facilities include three new conference rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology in addition to an auditorium with 315 built-in theatre-style chairs, audio visual system, built-in LCD projectors, wireless microphones, slide projector screens and more. Translation booths and head sets can also be made available.
In addition, the hotel has revamped its Sanderson lounge in vibrant red colour. The distinctive décor, international cuisine and 60s music has made the restaurant a trendsetter.
Newly-designed rooms offer guests the comfort of being in their own homes. Standard rooms offer comfortable California king-sized beds, satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, voice mail and in-room internet. Premium rooms offer breathtaking sea views that overlook the Solidere Marina and an in-room coffee machine along with first-class amenities.
The best way to enjoy your stay at the Monroe is by the outdoor poolside where the Ivy Bar is open during summer nights or at the Diwan Al Akaber where you can enjoy tasty Lebanese dishes in a casual atmosphere. Many places to entertain your kids are within walking distance from the hotel; and while your kids are enjoying themselves you can pamper yourself at the Skin line beauty centre and spa inside the hotel.