Le Meridien to Open Nine Hotels in 12 Months
Thursday January 24th, 2013 - 10:15AM H
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STAMFORD, CT–Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's upper-upscale Le Meridien lifestyle brand has a strong list of openings scheduled for 2013.
Acquired by Starwood in 2005, the Le Meridien brand has always been strong internationally and that profile continues with openings this year set for Bali, Egypt, Bangladesh, Vietnam and India. In addition, two new Le Meridien hotels are scheduled to debut in China. One of the brand's leading international hotels is in Thailand (pictured).
Le Meridien also continues to strengthen its U.S. portfolio with an opening in the Greater Atlanta market next month and in the Greater Chicago market next January.
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For the past few years, the talk of The Lodging Conference in Phoenix had been focused on the economic recovery, solid industry projections and “cautious optimism.” With the word cautious no longer necessary, the economic outlook took a backseat this year to the seemingly unending parade of new lifestyle brands.