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Le Petit Café - the newest addition to The Crowne Plaza Jeddah.

The Crowne Plaza Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is offering attractive discounts this summer as part of its ongoing Jeddah Festival promotion.

Besides room rate discounts of between 25 and 50 per cent, the hotel is also offering 25 per cent off food and beverage, and a further 15 per cent off telephone calls.

"The city is potentially rich in leisure business," says Thomas Schmelter, new general manager for the Crowne Plaza Jeddah.

"We plan to capitalise on it in the wake of the opening up of the tourist sector."

In close proximity to places of interest such as the Khalil international museum, the gold and antique souqs, and the horse racing track, and just 10 minutes from the city centre, the hotel is an ideal base for business and leisure travellers.

The hotel is situated only 25 minutes drive from Jeddah International Airport on the Corniche, overlooking the Red Sea. Its 323 rooms include single and double rooms, Executive bedrooms, Royal and Junior suites, Family suites and 60 newly furnished apartments.

All guest rooms are air-conditioned and feature a balcony, private bathroom with separate bath and shower, satellite TV offering 16 international channels and 24-hour internet connections.

The hotel has five food and beverage outlets offering world-class international cuisine: Al Zahra Restaurant, Orchid Chinese Restaurant, Al Yasmin Restaurant, Sakura Japanese Restaurant and the recently opened Le Petit Café, situated in the hotel lobby.

The Crowne Plaza Club floors are specially designed for business travellers offering private express check-in and check-out, executive lounge with complimentary breakfast, light refreshments, internet access as well as a fax, scanner, colour printer and photocopier.

With excellent conference and banqueting facilities, including one of the most prestigious hotel banquet hall in Jeddah accommodating up to 1,500 people, a large conference room, four meeting rooms, two syndicate rooms, as well as a fully equipped business centre, the hotel is a key venue for business travellers and event organisers.

Like all Crowne Plaza properties, the Crowne Plaza Jeddah offers "Meeting Success", a global programme guaranteeing specially tailored service for meetings, conference and event organisers, designed to make their events a success.

The hotel's fitness centre has an outdoor swimming pool, a children's pool, fitness and health club with fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, two squash courts and a jogging trail. Further services available include car rental, complimentary car parking, gift shop, flower shop and hairdresser.

In the Middle East region, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts also operates properties in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Petra, Sharm El Sheikh, Beirut and Casablanca.