The view over the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque from restaurant Indigo on the Roof at Le Gray Hotel. The hotel was a long time in the making; construction i

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The view over the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque from restaurant Indigo on the Roof at Le Gray Hotel. The hotel was a long time in the making; construction intermittently paused when in 2006 neighbouring Israel unexpectedly started dropping bombs on south Beirut. Finally opened in September 2009, some see the designer lodge as the beginning of a new era for the city, not just in terms of style, but also identity.