Things have been moving very fast lately for us; pressure is rising and workload is spiking. I personally have been traveling more frequently than usual especially with the early year 2016 planning, preparations and new projects’ implementation. Having all this happening, I’ve decided that I rapidly need a premium getaway to refuel, disconnect and get back fresh and in full throttle ready for the challenges to come.
The planning for this getaway had to be perfect; starting from the chosen vehicle to ensure comfortable drives leading to a perfectly selected luxurious location for a one of a kind relaxing experience. The selection is set; the vehicle that will for sure meet our requirements is the all new Infiniti Q50 with an exceptional executive appearance and premium exterior and interior designs, this was definitely the perfect car for the journey.
Next came the destination’s choice, we wanted a location that is not far from Beirut yet remote from all the city noises, greenery all around and blazed with fresh air, and we wanted to indulge ourselves in the refined world of luxury for an ultimate lavish experience, for this there could be only one destination “Grand Hills Hotel and SPA Luxury Collection”.
On D-Day, it was a rainy Saturday afternoon; I picked up the Infiniti Q50 from RYMCO’s showroom and what a beauty. We have already seen and test driven this baby on track in 2015 however the slick design, the aerodynamics and the cutting lines will always take your breath away.
The keys are in hand and I’m inside the cockpit. Once inside you cannot but appreciate the spacious interior and the premium materials such as Kacchu Aluminum trims used on the dashboard and on door panels, the leather sport design seats and I don’t want to mention the central console which has a futuristic design all over.
Ignition on with the start/stop button and all is set in place thanks to the I-Key with smart access and enhanced memory feature from the seat setup, steering wheel setup and everything that is carefully design to suit your seating preferences.
The journey for a luxurious getaway began; cruising first around the Lebanese coast roads, the trip was calm and despite the Saturday afternoon’s traffic the dual zone adaptive climate control with auto-recirculation and Grape Polyphenol Filter and the onboard entertainment with the Infiniti InTouch feature gave me the relaxing time of my life, to me it was maybe one of the very rare moments where I enjoyed getting stuck in traffic.
Reaching the mountainous road highway uphill to Broumana, the 208-hp 2.0-litre Turbocharged V4 engine with the 7 speed automatic transmission kicked in. Just my luck, the roads were wet from the rainfalls and got the chance to really put to the test the various electronical driving systems that were fitted in the car: Direct Adaptive Steering, Active Trace Control among others. All of these drivability and safety systems will give you the sense of luxury and provide you with full control, precision driving, adaptability and amazing handling while shielding the driver from excessive road vibrations even on some of the uneven roads of the Lebanese highways.
All of this and more truly gave me the feeling that this Infiniti Q50 lives up to its reputation as the ultimate vehicle for executives.
Grand Hills Hotel and SPA Broumana was our destination and as you know people say that the journey itself is half of the intended goals, my quest for the ultimate relaxing and luxury getaway was fulfilled with a relaxing journey onboard of this Q50.
Destination reached, Infinti Q50 parked and it was time for me to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this majestic resort, the location was close to city and completely shield from the city noises.
A nice warm cup of coffee, quite night and relaxing mood was all that I need to wake up fresh the next morning and drive around the resort fishing for some nice shots to truly illustrate the beauty and luxury of both the luxurious resort and the executive vehicle. I didn’t know where to start being swept away by the luxury all around.
Eventually and despite the rain outside, I knew that each corner of Grand Hills hotel was a sight by itself and no matter where I will place the car, the photo will be revealed as cover photo.
The day ended with some great shots and Monday morning was just a round the corner, I had mixed emotions struggling inside me, I spent two days hugged tight by majestic luxury furniture, greenery and scenes to die for and now I’m on my way back inside this beautiful piece of art to RYMCO showroom returning the Q50.
48 hours of pure luxury was all that I needed to help me re-gain my strength and start the upcoming days in a great mood.
Mission accomplished, the premium getaway was achieved.