Out and about in Beirut
We asked the four Les Clefs d’or concierges in town to give their insider tips on the best things to discover in Beirut.
Insider tips from the hotel concierges
Roxanne says, “We have some extremely talented Lebanese designers so I often encourage my fashion-savvy guests to visit some of their boutiques and ateliers.”
Elie Saab (Elie Saab bldg., Beirut Central District, 01 981982) “Saab’s creativity has placed Lebanon on the international fashion map. Specializing in bridal wear and haute couture, his designs are elegant and stylish.” Cynthia Raffoul (Gouraud St., Gemmayze, 01 443491) “Raffoul’s ‘Sur-mesure’ collection tailors unique pieces of jewelry revealing each client’s story.”
L’atelier Rififi (Rue Achrafieh, 01 219982) “As the only haute-couture designer for kids clothing in Lebanon, Rafifi creates beautifully tailored occasion wear.”
Boudi Dib (Rahbani St., Antelias, 03 921976) “Dib specializes in made-to-measure suits and shirts for men, playing with lightweight fabrics to create exquisite cuts.” Sarah’s Bag (Rue Du Liban, Tabaris, 01 575585) “Flaunting funky designs to reflect Lebanon and its culture, Sarah’s Bag is a great place to purchase an eye-catching souvenir with a twist.”
ROXANE FERSANE Head Concierge DESIGNERS