Rizallah a’al Riviera
, we often hear. The simple statement reflects a hearty and nostalgic longing to Beirut’s Golden Age and all the glory it held.
A prominent landmark that has withstood the test of time and served as a UN headquarters during the Lebanese Civil War, Riviera has forever been an integral part of Beirut and a major additive to its charm.
We got our hands on some precious photographs dating back to Riviera’s cherished retro days, and we thought they were definitely worth sharing. Let’s travel back in time, shall we?
Since its opening in 1956, Riviera has captivated locals and foreigners alike, welcoming them inside to revel in the tasteful and elegant interior and serene breathtaking views. The hotel’s architecture embodies the eminence of Beirut’s golden age: towering, mighty, and discerning.
Tourists particularly adored the “Welcome to Lebanon” banner draped across the gorgeous building’s facade facing the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea. Clearly, the luxurious resort has played a central part in uplifting Lebanon’s tourism and hospitality.
Characterized by its amiable ambiance and affable spirit, it is no question that the timeless destination has been a starting point for countless relationships, friendships, and beautiful memories. How can it not be?
Aside from its sentimental value, the Riviera experience combines gracious decor, delectable food, signature drinks, a stunning beach resort, and jaw-dropping views of the Mediterranean. Even with ongoing renovations, the Riviera team capitalizes on the desire to preserve that classic Beiruti charm while revamping their demeanor. So on your next Riviera staycation, you’ll definitely be witnessing an updated look and feel to this iconic Lebanese hotel.
Not only has Riviera been providing an unparalleled experience for leisure travelers, but it has also proved itself as the ultimate business travel destination for loyal customers like Airfrance and KLM, alongside international companies from Sweden and Germany.
But whether you’re a business traveler or on a leisurely vacation, the intent of your visit doesn’t matter. Either way, Riviera promises an unmatched experience that will transport you back to the golden days of an era embodied in the hotel’s walls and hallways.