Beirut's historic city center has a new prime location in November: the five-star hotel Le Gray, a Leading Small Hotel of the World. Very stylish and with spectacular architecture and design elements sets new accents completely Le Gray in Beirut's hotel world. The creative force behind Le Gray is once again Gordon Campbell Gray, who is demonstrating that luxury hotels in the Middle East today may have a different face.“Exhilarating contemporary” – said Gordon Campbell Gray himself describes his new hotel. The real attraction is in its own eyes, however, Beirut, one of the most dynamic and exciting new destinations.
Le Gray surprised with deliberately reduced and elegant urban design, which was developed by Gordon Campbell Gray in collaboration with British designer Mary Fox Linton. Together, they have the style of One Aldwych, London and Carlisle Bay, Antigua, coined the hotels number one and two of Campbell Gray Hotels.
Especially notable elements are the white metal wall installation in the lobby, the glass rooftop pool bar or the ThreeSixty with spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of Old Town, the Mediterranean and the Lebanon Mountains. In the hotel provide more than 400 of Gordon Campbell Gray personally selected art works for an individual room ambience in the rooms and public areas.
Guests, the One Aldwych and Carlisle Bay are known to have little deja vu: So they expect in the lobby, for example, the high-backed Campbell Gray Armchairs or a restaurant “Indigo on the Roof” – both based on the two sister hotels in London and the Caribbean.
Le Gray is situated in the historic city center of Beirut, which is built in a large-scale master plan again. The new Souk of Beirut, for example, designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, who designed the expansion of the Prado in Madrid, will be opened at the end of this year and is only five minutes away from Le Gray. Also close by are the elegant Place d'Etoile, with its lively restaurants and bars, the chic Saifir Village, offer in the many local designer fashion, art or interiors, or the weekly Souk Al Thayeb, a colorful vegetables, fruits and spice market for local producers.
Le Gray is also an ideal starting point for the exciting night life of this young and thriving metropolis. The Gemmayze District with its colorful mixture of traditional bars, international restaurants and nightclubs, for example, failed to achieve in just a few minutes on foot.
Gordon Campbell Gray
Already planning his next two projects by the way in Lebanon: a beach hotel in south Beirut and a ski lodge in Mount Lebanon.
Le Gray is the fourth house of campbell gray hotels exclusive collection. Their already include the One Aldwych, London, Dukes, London, and the Carlisle Bay, Antigua. Other projects in Morocco, Scotland, Southern France and Lebanon are being planned.