Le Meridien to open 11 new hotels in 2014

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts announced 11 new hotels expected to open within the next 12 months. With these new openings, Le Méridien is on track to more than triple its portfolio in the Americas since the French-born brand was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in 2005. In 2014, Le Méridien is slated to open hotels in both established and emerging destinations around the world from Chicago to Dhaka, Tampa to Bangkok and New Orleans to Thimphu.

“Last year, we signed more new Le Méridien hotels and resorts than any year since we added Le Méridien to Starwood’s portfolio of world-class brands,” said Simon Turner, president of global development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “We are proud to announce another equally strong year of growth momentum for Le Méridien, fueled by tremendous owner and developer interest around the world. The pace of both conversion and adaptive re-use projects has been the key driver of the brand’s growth, accounting for nearly all the openings this year in North America, and approximately half of those opening in other global markets.”

The new properteis include:

Virtual Event


Survival in these times is highly dependent on a hotel's ability to quickly adapt and pivot their business to meet the current needs of travelers and the surrounding community. Join us for Optimization Part 2 – a FREE virtual event – as we bring together top players in the industry to discuss alternative uses when occupancy is down, ways to boost F&B revenue, how to help your staff adjust to new challenges and more, in a series of panels focused on how you can regain profitability during this crisis.

  • Le Méridien Tampa (Florida, USA) – May 2014
  • Le Méridien Dhaka (Bangladesh) – July 2014
  • Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center (Chicago, USA) - July 2014
  • Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa (Bangkok, Thailand) – August 2014
  • Le Méridien Charlotte (North Carolina, USA) – August 2014
  • Le Méridien Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad Road (Gujarat, India) – September 2014
  • Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa (India) – October 2014
  • Le Méridien Indianapolis (Indiana, USA) – November 2014
  • Le Méridien New Orleans (Louisiana, USA) – Winter 2014
  • Le Méridien Thimphu (Thimphu, Bhutan) – January 2015
  • Le Méridien Jiaonan Resort (Qingdao, China) – January 2015

In 2013, Le Meridien opened new hotels in Dallas, Atlanta, and Santa Monica (USA); Yixing and Zhengzhou (China); Bali, Indonesia; and Cairo, Egypt.


Suggested Articles

The pandemic has shown how our industry can take advantage of online interactions and how we can support our virtual-reliant guests.

This role has continued to change with some revenue managers taking on leadership roles within hotel brand and management companies.

Nearly 60 percent of respondents are predicting a 50-75 percent decline in RevPAR versus budget for their entire portfolio.