Le Meridien Kuwait redefines hospitality
LE MERIDIEN Kuwait is ideally located only 15 minutes from Kuwait International airport and five minutes from the heart of the city.
Overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Kuwait Towers, this boutique hotel offers 24 hour room service, free business centre access, visa assistance, free airport transfers and breakfast for all guests.
The rooms are spacious and well equipped for both the business traveller and the tourist. In-room amenities include complimentary newspapers, computer Dataport, free nightly shoe shine and fresh fruit. Among others, the hotel has a high-tech seated reception area, a businessman's lounge, butler service, free Internet access and a fully-equipped Business Centre and it can cater for up to 1,500 guests with extensive conference and outside catering facilities.
Le Meridien Kuwait also has a variety of restaurants and bars. Capri, one of its popular restaurants, serves buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinner. Another well-known restaurant is the Garden Cafe Lounge. With a relaxing ambience, it serves continental cuisine, light snacks and pastries.
The latest addition to the hotel is Capri Al Marsa, where diners can ‘catch’ their own fish. The market-style venue has an extensive display of the freshest seafood, from hammour and other local specialties to lobster, Zubaidi and more, and guests can select what and how much they want before giving cooking instructions to the restaurant chefs. According to Hannes Yaghi, the general manager of Le Meridien Hotels in Kuwait, it’s the nearest that customers can get to dining with their feet in the sand, offering an authentic atmosphere and a real taste of the sea. “Capri Al Marsa is set to become a firm favourite with both Kuwaiti residents and visitors,” he said. “The number and variety of restaurants opening up in the state is astounding, but diners are now looking for authentic cuisine as well as value for money – Capri Al Marsa provides the answer, right in the city centre.”
Le Meridien has a joint venture with A’amal Holding to open four hotels and a conference centre in the state, and, following the opening of Le Meridien Kuwait early last year, it will introduce the second phase of expansion with the opening of the 70-room Le Meridien Tower Kuwait soon and a third hotel in the Mubarakia area is due to open next year.
“We are not afraid to be aggressive in an
already competitive marketplace, which we see opening up,” added Yaghi. “We are pioneering the transformation of the country’s hospitality structure.”