Le Meridien resort gets $55m upgrade

A touch of class ... Le Royal Meridien Dubai.

A $55 million upgrade at Dubai's Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa is winning approval from guests, says the resort.

The resort recently completed the final phase of its two-part refurbishment giving its rooms a new classic style of dŽcor.

According to general manager, Pam Wilby, both new and repeat guests have praised the style and quality of room furnishings, introduced to enhance all 242 rooms and suites in the main hotel building to support the resort's five-star deluxe rating.

"Since gaining the Royal status two years ago, it has been our aim to complement and constantly evolve all areas in the hotel," she said.

The flagship hotel for Le Meridien in the UAE, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa has 500 rooms and suites spread over three distinct buildings Ñ the hotel, the Royal Club and the Tower.

In addition, it boasts 12 restaurants and bars and leisure facilities, including the award-winning Caracalla spa and health club, tennis and squash courts and two pools.

The total refurbishment project at the hotel comes ahead of a key period in the development of Le Meridien in the UAE as it gears up for rapid expansion throughout the emirates.

The luxury hotel operator currently has the largest room stock in the city under one flag, with four properties in Dubai, as well as two in Abu Dhabi; and a seventh hotel is imminent in Fujairah.