Visitors to Beirut can enjoy a slice of tranquillity and hear the sound of waves lapping against the shore at the popular Zaitunay Bay. This marina is a popular spot for locals and tourists who come here to walk along the promenade, meet friends in the cafes and bars or explore the shops. It is also where Beirut’s Yacht Cub call home.
The Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel in Beirut is just a short, ten-minute stroll to the waterfront at Zaitunay Bay and all its pleasures.
Eating, drinking and shopping in Beirut
Zaitunay Bay is in fact a man-made development on reclaimed land which was designed by acclaimed architect Steven Holl. It has played a pivotal role in the redevelopment of Lebanon which has attracted tourists and businesses in recent years.
Visitors to Zaitunay Bay can expect to be greeted with colourful flea markets or festivals which see bands entertaining the crowds and stalls lining up along the promenade. Zaiturnay Bay’s Christmas market in December is particularly popular.
There is also a collection of fashionable cafes, upmarket restaurants and bars (including a lavish Champagne bar) where visitors can park themselves and take in their surroundings.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Beirut
Back at the hotel, guests can sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine in the Olivios restaurant, nurse a drink while taking in the view of famous Phoenicia Street from the Lobby Bar or simply retreat to the hotel’s stylish rooms which contain every comfort guests could need, from free high-speed internet to fluffy bathrobes and matching slippers.