Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa Announces Extensive Phase Two Refurbishment Programme
Landmark hotel introduces brand new dining concept, entrance, lobby and reception area to include Signature Le Meridien Brand Experiences
Dubai, UAE 09 August 2015: Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort + Spa, has officially commenced phase two of its renovation plans. Scheduled for completion in Q4 2015, the second phase of renovations will focus on the complete refurbishment of the entrance, lobby, and reception area, as well as the introduction of a brand new all-day-dining concept and signature brand experiences such as Le Meridien Hub.
This phase follows on from the success of Phase 1 which included a re-development and re-design programme for more than 100 rooms in Tower One of the hotel, as well as the introduction of two new international branded F&B concepts, Geales Urban Seafood and Lounge and Zengo Pan-Asian Restaurant, Lounge and Terrace.
Phase one also saw the resort’s 18 acres of lush landscaped gardens revamped to offer guests the perfect place to recline under the palm trees and while away the hours enjoying 5* service from the hotel’s several beach bars, including the brand new, Le Deck. Sun-loungers and garden furniture have also been upgraded to take the comfort experience to the next level. The long stretch of golden beach has been renovated to include a secluded private beach relaxation area, just for the guests, one of the first hotels in Dubai to offer this facility.
Phase 2 of the 3 phases will commence with a focus on the main building to reflect the contemporary style of Le Meridien brand and it will also see the introduction of Le Meridien Hub™, which reinterprets the traditional hotel lobby and provides creative people with a place to gather, converse and exchange ideas. Le Meridien Lattitude Bar concept will replace the existing Piano Bar, offering illy coffee and other refreshments. The Lattitude bar will boast an open plan, fresh and quirky design with striking features that welcome guests the moment they enter. Simple, natural materials such as paper, wood and leather can be found throughout this light and airy space.
As guests arrive, they will discover a modern, fresh and contemporary look and feel that transforms the hotel and gives a refined, meaningful and stimulating atmosphere. The new open plan design has been created to give the ultimate guest experience where visitors can move around the property at ease, thanks to the additional dedicated entrance for the F&B outlets; Maya, Al Khaima, Geales and Zengo, as well as a separate entrance for Caracalla Spa.
The popular all-day-dining restaurant Brasserie will be replaced by an ultra modern chilled out space, providing fresh and healthy dining options throughout the day, using seasonal produce fresh from the market. The grey and green hues, raw fabric and earthy textures have been carefully selected to bring the outdoors in, echoing the philosophy of cool, modern and contemporary, reinforcing Le Meridien signature brand experience.
Pam Wilby, Complex General Manager for Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort + Spa and Grosvenor House Dubai, commented; “We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our visitors as a result of Phase 1 and have already significantly enriched the experience of our loyal guests while attracting a dynamic mix of new visitors to the hotel. Phase 2 will help to further enhance our offering, creating a whole new guest experience in line with the modern and contemporary Le Meridien brand philosophy.
Wilby continues: “We truly understand the importance of providing guests with unique and memorable experiences. Phase 2 of the refurbishment plans reflects a new era of change and innovation for Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort + Spa, as the property is reimagined and re-positioned for a new generation of global luxury travellers and UAE residents alike. ”
Phase three of the re-development is scheduled to start in 2016 and will see the complete redesign of all deluxe rooms and suites in the main building.
Situated along the golden sands of Jumeirah Beach with the glittering towers of Dubai Marina and its backdrop, the award-winning Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort + Spa is a leisure destination that continues to evolve and innovate alongside the glorious emirate of Dubai, maintaining its position as one of the Middle East’s and World’s premier spa and beach resorts.