October 24, 2014

We're On the List: Conde Nast Traveler Top 25 Cities in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2014

In a recent survey with readers,gathered a list of Top 25 cities around the world for 2014 and Beirut is at number 14, with a readers' rating at 81.799.


Though the Middle East's current political climate is volatile (and, admittedly, has been for much of the last three millennia), Beirut remains a popular port of call for seasoned and in-the-know travelers. As editor David Jefferys says, “it’s simply a city that won’t die.” This immortality is buttressed by a thriving dining and shopping scene—try Tawlet, the ‘farmers’ kitchen’ of Souk el Tayeb (every day, a different regional Lebanese chef is showcased) and Artisan du Liban et d’Orient for traditional local garments and crafts. Adding to Beirut’s appeal as a top world city is the presence of numerous fabulous hotels: Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, Le Gray, and Hotel Albergo come to mind.​


The places editor David Jefferys are some of my many favorites in town.

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Categories: Travel & Tourism


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