Le Meridien Abu Dhabi sees 88pc occupancy


LE Meridien Abu Dhabi takes off with a great start for 2007 with an 88 per cent occupancy rate in January, according to a statement quoting general manager Jean Pierre Trabut.

In part, this rate was due to the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and the 23,000 spectators it attracted, as well as the UAE-hosted Arabian Gulf Cup.
“We expect to see an even higher rate in the coming months,” he said, identifying shows such as the defence exhibition Idex and the MICE show GIBTM as possible contributors.
The 25-year old hotel has seen a refurbishment of its 236 rooms, bringing together a complete new look with a unique selection of decorations, colours and exquisite furnishings. A host of the state-of-the-art facilities are also available such as interactive TV and high-speed Internet, set up in a user-friendly environment.
Maharaja, the north Indian restaurant is currently being renovated. “The restaurant is going under complete refurbishment with a new look and style,” said Trabut. It is expected to open sometime this year.
Other renovations include the Versailles ballroom, work on which will take place over the summer, he said. “The UAE is a fast moving demanding market, you either have to jump on and keep up with the pace or you will be left behind.”
The hotel is located in the heart of the city, with its close proximity to the business district as well as to the many major attractions, and having its own private beach makes it an ideal destination for tourists and business travellers.
The resort has a wide choice of sports and leisure facilities with a unique selection of 14 restaurants and bars. Its Eden Spa offers the widest collection of treatments and massages in the city, famous for its aqua medic pool and Turkish hammam.