Le Meridien flag flies over the Ritz Kuwait Hotel
Following a nine-month renovation, the established Ritz Kuwait Hotel will be rebranded to Le Meridien Kuwait. This is the first step in a six-project, three-year expansion plan in Kuwait, totaling almost 450 rooms plus a conference center.
According to the hotel's new general manager, Hannes Yaghi, refurbishment and expansion is already underway with completion expected at the end of this year. The first phase of work will be followed in the last quarter of 2004 by the addition of a 120-room tower and a purpose-built conference center.
The development in Kuwait is driven by Le Meridien's new owning company relationship recently established with A'Amal Holdings. Le Meridien has more than two decades of hospitality experience in Kuwait, and with more than 140 hotels and resorts worldwide, the Middle East and West Asia inventory is now nudging 15 percent of the network total, with 20 properties. — (menareport.com)
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