Le Meridien launches all-suite property in Dubai
Luxury hotel group Le Meridien has announced the opening of its fifth property in the UAE - and the fourth in Dubai - with the naming of Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien, an all-suite property.Sami Zoghbi, regional managing director, Le Meridien Middle East and West Asia, said: "We see an all-suite accommodation as widening the Le Meridien product offering in the UAE, in tandem with demand from business and leisure segments." Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien is located in Dubai's downtown business and shopping district, next to the Deira City Centre shopping and entertainment complex, just 5 minutes by road from Dubai International Airport. The property comprises 106 deluxe suites, a business centre, conference rooms, two restaurants, a state-of-the-art health and fitness centre and pool deck. Each suite contains original hand-painted art works and upscale furnishings, fixtures, and accessories, creating an ambience of understated elegance. Russel Sharpe, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Le Meridien Middle East and West Asia, said a serviced suite is often a more suitable option for the growing number of long-stay visitors. Al Sondos Suites will offer special summer packages from July 1, which will continue past the traditional cut-off point of September 31. The summer rate for an executive suite is Dh350 ($95) a night, rising through Dh470 for a deluxe suite, Dh495 for a Sondos suite, up to Dh1,000 for one of the 10 two bedroom, two bathroom Royal Suites.