Le Meridien making serious investment in Middle East and Africa hotels

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced a significant commitment to its Le Méridien hotels in the Middle East and Africa region through a renovation strategy. Le Méridien and its ownership groups will invest more than $200 million in the renovations of 13 hotels and resorts in the MEA region over the next three years.

"Since acquiring Le Méridien in 2005, Starwood and its hotel ownership groups have made a tremendous effort to enhance and create a consistent portfolio around the world," said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader, Le Méridien and Westin. "Le Méridien now boasts the best performance measures in the brand's history, and our focused efforts on the Middle East and Africa hotels will only help ensure Le Méridien maintains its best portfolio ever."

Le Méridien recently announced 10 new hotel openings over the next year. The 13 Le Méridien hotels and resorts completing or currently undergoing renovations include:
Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort (Fujairah, United Arab Emirates)
Le Méridien Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia)
Le Méridien Dubai
Le Méridien Heliopolis (Cairo, Egypt)
Le Méridien Ile Maurice (Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius)
Le Méridien Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Le Méridien Makkah (Saudi Arabia)
Le Méridien Mandji (Port Gentil, Gabon)                

Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (Dubai)
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa (Cairo, Egypt)
Le Méridien Re-Ndama (Libreville, Gabon)
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi               

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa (Dubai)

Additionally, Le Méridien will this year add a new hotel in Egypt, where the brand currently operates four properties. Le Méridien Cairo Airport will open in September 2013 with 350 guestrooms and approximately 750 square meters of meeting space.



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