Meridien Jeddah provides range of business facilities

A room at the Le Jeddah Meridien.

The Jeddah Meridien is conveniently located along Al Madinah Road 20 minutes from the King Abdul Aziz International Airport and in close proximity to major business and shopping districts.

Le Jeddah Meridien comprises 284 luxury rooms including 1 Royal Suite, 14 Diplomatic Suites, 15 Executive Suites, Studio Rooms and a Le Royal Club Floor.

All rooms are equipped with direct dial telephone / fax, voice mail system, computer modem connection, interactive satellite television with movie channel and a personal safe.

The conference and banqueting facilities of Le Jeddah Meridien is among the largest and the most flexible facility of its kind in Jeddah, capable of accommodating receptions of 1100 persons in Al Fayrouz and over 600 in Al Noor.

Each ballroom has a dedicated bridal suite and are fully equipped with the state-of -the-art audio visual and lighting equipment. In addition, the hotel also offers six meeting rooms on the ground and mezzanine floor, perfect for conference, cycle meetings and seminars.

Recently, Le Jeddah Meridien completed an extensive renovation work on the building. The façade of the five-star property on Al Madina Road was coated with a special coloured pebble stones designed material to withstand excessive heat, humidity, rain and prevent cracking.

At the same time the entire swimming pool area was redesigned to make it more attractive for families and children. The old terracotta tiles were replaced with a combination of special granite and terracotta.

The adjacent health club received a SR 80,000 ($21,332) cash infusion to add additional 80 square meters of work and aerobic area and new health club equipment to make it competitive and add value for our customers.

The hotel also converted its 8th floor into an executive floor (Le Royal Club). The hotel adds thus another 34 rooms to its existing Royal Club floor CONCEPT. "Popular demand by our customers led us to make this strategic decision," says a hotel spokesman.

The entire room inventory available for deluxe Butler service has thus been increased to 74. Three more butlers were hired and underwent extensive training in the art of service delivery. Butler service is available from 6am till 11 pm.

They assist in packing, unpacking, making reservations and many other personalised service the guest may require, complementing perfectly with the fully refurbished Le Royal Club rooms and lounge as well as the hotels main lobby décor.

And due to popular demand another function room was added to the current banquet room configuration of two divisible ballrooms and five function rooms.

"Al Diwan", as the new seminar room will be called, can accommodate approximately 40 people theater seating.

"The banqueting revenue showed an increase of approximately 70% compared to last year and the hotel had to meet the increasing demand for more state-of-the-art function rooms," says the spokesman.

Simultaneously the business centre was upgraded with state-of-the-art computers and Internet access to meet the increasing demand of our customers.

Fifty per cent of revenue in the business centre is derived from Internet related services.

"It is our objective to be recognised by our customer as the leading business hotel in Jeddah.

"Exceeding guest expectations with regards to service delivery as well as product enhancing features and adding value is part of our vision," said Dietmar Kielnhofer, General Manager.