Hotel Missoni Kuwait welcomes its first guests
Rezidor’s second Hotel Missoni makes its foray into the Middle East with style
Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 1 2011: The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has announced today that the Hotel Missoni Kuwait, developed in cooperation with iconic Italian fashion house, Missoni, has opened its doors to guests.
Hotel Missoni Kuwait is the city's most anticipated hotel development, fusing the timeless style of the prominent fashion and interiors label with the expertise of one of the world’s leading hotel operators.
“Today’s opening marks a new chapter in the Rezidor Hotel Group’s plans for the Hotel Missoni brand; it’s Hotel Missoni’s first foray into the Middle East an important market for this award winning brand,” said Kurt Ritter, President and CEO of Rezidor.
“Missoni has applied its extensive design experience to create an environment which is welcoming, luxurious and also inherently synergistic with modern Kuwaiti hospitality. Combined with Rezidor’s outstanding management, we believe the Hotel Missoni defies comparison,” concluded Mr. Ritter.
According to Rosita Missoni, Creative Director, “Hotel Missoni offers a surprising experience of style, glamour and hospitality. The interiors are intended to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. The brilliant golds, turquoises and sand colors take their inspiration from the land and sea of Kuwait. I am especially pleased with the creation of a palm and cacti terrace garden reflecting the precious local nature.”
The luxury hotel is located on Arabian Gulf Street, nestled between the entertainment and main shopping district. With a prime location at the fashionable Symphony Centre, the new property offers panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the Kuwait City skyline.
Animated with bursts of bold colour, the hotel features 169 rooms including 63 suites, all of which allow guests to enjoy magnificent views of the Gulf. Each room includes the latest Bang & Olufsen TVs, generous bath products, laptop connections and high-speed WiFi, and all suites are equipped with Magic Mirrors that allow guests to switch their bathroom mirror into a TV.
Guests will also be able to sample classic Italian dishes at the hotel’s signature Cucina Restaurant whereas Luna Restaurant located on the 18th floor will offer Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine alongside sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf from its terrace.
The soon to open 1,500 square metre Six Senses Spa will include a fitness center, yoga studio, separate ladies gym, sauna, and a steam room. As well as Six Senses signature treatments and traditional Asian therapies, the spa will also offer locally inspired treatments, using local and organic ingredients such as olives, dates and Arabic spices.
Rezidor Hotel Group’s subsequent collaborations with Missoni include Hotel Missoni Jebel Sifah in Oman scheduled to open in 2013, Hotel Missoni IIha de Cajiba in Brazil currently under development, and the recently signed Hotel Missoni, Antalya in Turkey.
Kuwait is the second property after Edinburgh to launch Hotel Missoni, with additional locations in Oman, Brazil and Turkey scheduled to open within the next few years. Through the worldwide licence agreement concluded with Missoni, Rezidor’s strategy is to grow the Hotel Missoni brand globally, looking at both city-centre and resort opportunities.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 86,300 rooms in over 60 countries.
Rezidor operates the brands Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites in Europe, Middle East and Africa, along with the goldpoints plusSM loyalty programme for frequent hotel guests. Under a worldwide licence agreement with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, Rezidor also operates and develops the new lifestyle brand Hotel Missoni.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Carlson Companies is the main shareholder.
The Corporate Office of the Rezidor Hotel Group is based in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information on Rezidor, visit www.rezidor.com