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A weekend getaway in the realm of aristocracy
Once the residence of Lebanon’s aristocracy the Mir Amin Palace is one of Beiteddine’s historical landmarks and offers a perfect setting for guests looking for a sweeping mountain retreat. About 45 kilometers from Beirut, the five-star palace-turned hotel has 22 guest rooms that are each uniquely decorated with antique furniture and bright colors.
The courtyard is a meticulously designed verdant landscape overlooking the Chouf mountains. An idyllic romantic escape the palace often hosts weddings, business gatherings and banquet events. The hotel caters equally to patrons on holiday and corporate guests.
The palace is also a short drive away from the historic town of Deir al Qamar and the hugely popular Beiteddine Palace.
Mir Amin Palace has an outdoor swimming pool and a host of other amenities as well as four restaurants. As-Saray, serving Lebanese food in the summer and Italian during the winter, is renowned for its Sunday breakfast buffet, as well as grilled entries for lunch and dinner. La Terrace is perfect for cocktails and a light lunch, as well and dinner and drinks. Shisha is always on standby for those craving an authentic experience against a backdrop of entertainment. Garden El-Mir is an outdoor restaurant with a view of Beiteddine Palace. La Cave, on the other hand, is the perfect spot for drinks and live music.
Not just a haven for wealthy Beirutis looking for a weekend escape, the year-long calendar of events at the palace cater to music and art connoisseurs and contributes to Mir Amin Palace’s reputation as a mainstay of Lebanese culture.