A couple of weeks ago, our team jetted off to Beirut for a business trip. We added a bit of pleasure in there too, of course! The aim of the trip was to confirm a Wedding venue that we are working on for April 2017, which is the beautiful Eau De Vie room at the top of the Phoenicia Hotel.
We stayed at the Phoenicia, where we receive discounted room rates thanks to U&I Concierge's The Card.
We arrived at around 8.30pm, so we didn't have time to do much on the first evening. We headed straight to the Phoenicia lobby bar and lounge (obviously!) and had a drink or two, which was extremely relaxing, especially in the gorgeous surroundings.
The following morning, we woke up to an incredible breakfast in our rooms. The room service menu is extensive, with a huge variety of options, from English Breakfast's, to Continental Breakfast's, Healthy Spa Breakfast's, Porridge, and traditional Lebanese cuisine.
Later, we met with one of the Event Managers of the Phoenicia. We discussed next years Wedding, and then we were shown around the Eau De Vie suite upstairs. The Eau De Vie is a restaurant at the very top of the hotel, which can also be transformed into the most beautiful event space for up to 220 people. For us and our client, this was a perfect option.
As soon as you come out of the lift, you walk straight into a gorgeous reception area.
The main event space is stunning, with chandeliers hanging and soft velvet furniture. We loved the colour scheme that they used, too - purple and silver added to the already luxurious feel.
Of course, all of the furniture is moveable, with a perfect space for a dance floor and stage should we want one at our event (what's a party without some dance moves?!).
Lastly, the views from the Eau De Vie are incredible, looking straight out onto the Yacht Club and Marina. See for yourself...
Our next step is to get the menu's confirmed, then we will be back in Beirut for a tasting, our favourite part!!
Speaking of food, we spent pretty much the entire time eating! With such fresh and flavoursome authentic Lebanese food, we couldn't resist.
We were SO lucky with the weather, too! Temperatures were between 29-30 degrees, and coming from a wet and chilly London, this was more than perfect!