LE MERIDIEN DUBAI AUGMENTS ITS INVENTORY OF GUEST ROOMS AND BANQUETING FACILITIES
197 spacious new guest rooms; new and refurbished ballrooms catering to 1550 guests
· Rooms expansion completion - May 2013
· Project cost of expansion AED 450 million
28th April 2012, Dubai - Le Méridien Dubai unveiled the much anticipated new expansion of its premises under the directive of wasl Asset Management Group headed by His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim.
Strategically positioned next to the thriving gateway to Dubai, the new expansion of 197 guest rooms and new banqueting facilities will continue to further deliver the hotel’s exceptional service standards, values and simultaneously address new market trends.
By remaining sensitive to the image of Le Méridien Dubai as a city hotel in resort style settings, the extension will abide by Le Méridien’s global brand identity. Mixing contemporary culture with Le Méridien’s European heritage will create a culturally refined, meaningful and stimulating atmosphere for guests, allowing them to discover more than just a new destination.
The 8-storey building housing the 197 new guest rooms is being constructed adjacent to the current Royal Club, and will further increase the current room inventory of 383 to 580. The new guest rooms will each be of minimum 50 sqm in size with a modern minimalist interior and fitted with the latest in technology and guest comfort. Personalized customer and butler service on each floor, a rooftop pool and an exclusive Club lounge, in addition to the current Royal Club benefits, are only some of the features and benefits guests can expect. The new guestrooms’ project commenced construction six months ago and is slated for completion by May 2013.
The banqueting facilities too will undergo expansion and refurbishment starting July 2012. The existing Falcon Ballroom will be rebuilt to accommodate a capacity of 1000 and the Great ballroom will witness extensive refurbishment to reflect modern trends in décor and technology; both ballrooms together will accommodate upto 1550 guests.
Le Méridien Dubai will retain its respect for the local UAE culture, its high level of personal service with a constantly evolving range of food & beverage offering and facilities, and a highly trained and motivated team of associates.
At present, Le Méridien Dubai’s trend setting Food & Beverage outlets comprise of 18 restaurants and bars. In the course of past 12 months, three new restaurants have opened including Mahec an Indian dining outlet, Abatjour, Lebanese restaurant and a unique European style Seafood restaurant – M’s Seafood Bistro. Dining at Le Méridien Dubai is an eclectic and most sought-after experience, temptingly blending the familiar and the extraordinary.
As part of Le Méridien Dubai’s efforts to constantly ensure customer expectations are being met and to suit emerging markets and trends, the existing property will also continue to undergo its ongoing luxurious renovation of its existing rooms and lobby area.
Le Méridien Dubai
Le Méridien Dubai is considered the premier gateway haven for the well-travelled visitors to Dubai. The hotel boasts 383 stylishly furnished guest rooms and suites located on the ground and first level of the resort-style property, many with a pool or garden view. Modern comforts and high-speed connectivity include wired/wireless high-speed Internet access, an LCD television and DVD player. Le Méridien Dubai comprises 18 distinctly styled restaurants, bars and entertainment venues offering the most sought-after dining experience in the area. Dedicated banquet and conference spaces include 14 function rooms equipped with the latest technological support, designed to meet or exceed industry standards. The 2000 square meter leisure facility encompasses a state-of-the art fitness facility, 4 outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, flood-lit tennis courts, a luxurious spa and a hair & nail salon.
Le Méridien Dubai is owned and operated by wasl Asset Management Group LLC and managed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
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