Starwood to Open Nine Le Méridien Hotels in 2013
Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced that it will open nine new Le Méridien hotels over the next year. These include hotels in: Bali; Atlanta, Georgia; Zhengzhou, China; Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Cairo, Egypt; Qingdao, China; Mahabaleshwar, India; and Chicago, Illinois.
On January 31, 2013, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran will open. The hotel will have 118 guestrooms, including rooftop penthouses and villas with private plunge pools, as well as a lagoon, signature restaurant, and ice cream shop.
Opening on February 21 following an 18-month renovation, Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter will include 275 rooms and suites. There will also be a bar and restaurant, fitness center, pool, and meeting and event space.
On May 1, 2013, Le Méridien Zhengzhou will open. The property will include 350 guestrooms, each with a contemporary bathroom with deep French-style bathtubs and rainforest showerheads.
In Vietnam, Le Méridien Saigon will open in Ho Chi Min City on June 1, 2013. Located next to the Saigon River, the hotel will include 350 guestrooms, and offer various treatments in its signature spa.
Le Méridien Dhaka will open on July 1 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. There will be 300 guestrooms and suites, as well as a spa and fitness center.
Located at Terminal 3 of Cairo International Airport, Le Méridien Cairo Airport, also opening on July 1 of this year, will include 350 rooms, a 24-hour restaurant, a lobby bar, lounge, fitness center, and pool. There will also be a ballroom and six meeting and event rooms, with a total of 750 square meters (8,072 square feet) of space.
Le Méridien Jiaonan Resort, set to open on October 1 in Qingdao, China, will be situated on the longest beach in the city. It will be located at the foot of Mount Laoshan, less than five miles from Orient Golf & Country Club.
Also on October 1, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa in Mahabaleshwar, India will open. Surrounded by evergreen forests, the property will be located 90 minutes from the Pune International Airport.
Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center will open in January of 2014. The hotel will include 172 guestrooms and suites, as well as a fitness center, restaurant and bar, meeting and event space, and a rooftop terrace.