Marriott Kuwait Hotels recently announced a key milestone in its expansion plans and commitment to developing the hospitality sector in Kuwait. Kuwait Marriott Hotels will add to its existing portfolio of properties in Kuwait, Residence Inn, which is scheduled to open in 2015. The announcement comes as part of Marriott International, Inc. a long term agreement with Family United General to manage the Residence Inn by Marriott Kuwait City, bringing the total number of properties to be managed to four, which include JW Marriott, Courtyard By Marriott Hotel, Arraya Ballroom, as well as The new Residence Inn by Marriott.
Owned by Family United General, Residence Inn will offer 143 spacious and modern studios, one, and two- bedroom suites. Designed as a service apartment for stays of five nights or more, each suite will include a fully functional kitchen and separate living area, flat screen TV and Marriott's widely acclaimed bed and bath linens. Rates will vary depending on length of stay. A unique feature will be the Residence Inn lobby that will offer a communal environment and include a self-service lounge, casual restaurant and a meeting room. A "grab and go" kiosk/market offering snacks, basic food items, newspapers, magazines and various sundries will be located adjacent to the front desk. Residence Inn also features fitness facilities that allow travelers to continue with their regular routine of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
George Aoun, General Manager of Kuwait Marriott Hotels said: “This comes as a broader move to establish brand recognition via a worthwhile venture. We believe that Kuwait is an ideal fit to invest in luxurious brands that will accommodate the needs and desires of business and leisure travelers from around the world. With the growth in tourism, high disposable income, oil wealth and economic development, we assured that more Marriott properties will make its way through to the local market.”
Kuwait Marriott Hotels currently houses the Courtyard by Marriott Kuwait City hotel, a business hotel centrally located within easy reach to the financial and business district and directly connected to Arraya shopping Mall. The spacious hotel rooms feature a large work desk, free breakfast and high-speed Internet. Club floor rooms feature business lounge access. Located on higher floors, leisure and recreational facilities offer luxurious amenities and attentive service. Marriott also manages the 1,500 sqm Arraya Ballroom, which is adjacent to the hotel, and is perfect for large gala dinners and social events.
Ghazi F. Al Nafisi, Salhia's Chairman & Managing Director said, "We are delighted to be part of a new and lucrative investment in the Marriott group .Hospitality is a flourishing sector granting us the opportunity to expand with a diverse portfolio and increase in volume of our current business. Some of our local commercial entities are Salhia plaza, Sahab tower in the Salhia commercial complex, Arraya tower, Arraya commercial offices in Arraya commercial center, and Salhia Tower in Bahrain bay.”
Recently awarded Best Business hotel in Kuwait City, the JW Marriott Kuwait is located in the heart of the business and downtown commercial district directly connected to the luxurious Salhia Shopping Mall. The Kuwait City hotel offers the latest in comfort, luxury bedding, expansive work areas, in-room safe and mini-bars. Each of the hotels restaurants are authentic in every detail with well-crafted menu selections offering. Elite Health Clubs with a relaxing Jacuzzi and an indoor pool are also part and parcel of the whole package.
“We look forward to entering this exciting new chapter and continue to provide world class services with a host of facilities guaranteed to stand the test of time” added George Aoun.