Gordon Campbell Gray loves Beirut. I mean the guy only recently opened his first one-of-a-kind hotel in Lebanon and has plans for two more (one-of-a-kind hotels). If that’s not enough, now he wants to live here:
Breakfasting the following morning on the landscaped rooftop of Le Gray hotel with its Scottish owner, Gordon Campbell Gray, the scene is utterly serene. Water trickles over a glass-walled infinity pool. Guests shaded by taupe canvas umbrellas dip into fruit platters, flatbread still warm from the oven, herby Lebanese honey and thick, fragrant coffee. Church bells ring out from nearby Orthodox cathedrals, and then the muezzins’ call to prayer fills the air from the minarets.
“Isn’t it just too fabulous for words?” says Campbell Gray, contentedly surveying the blue sky, the chic clientele – attired in everything from sharp linen suits to full hijabs – and the smiling, super-efficient waiters. “It has to be the sexiest city on Earth, in my opinion. In fact, I think it’s so sexy, I’m seriously considering moving here.”
Campbell wants to move to Beirut because its sexy. So, to everyone living in Lebanon, please make sure when you wake up in the morning, crack open your windows and breath in all that sex. Don’t forget to exhale.