Jumeirah Opens its First Hotel in Kuwait
Tuesday April 30th, 2013 - 9:18AM CBP
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KUWAIT—Jumeirah Group will soft open the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa as of May 7. This is the company’s first hotel here.
The hotel was designed by architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill from New York, and offers 408 guestrooms, including 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and 12 villas with a view of the hotel gardens.
According to the company, the hotel’s design was inspired by its location. Messilah, derived from the word Massiyalah, denotes a low-lying area where waters merge and flow into the sea. Water is a recurring theme throughout the hotel’s design. Water features flow from the central lobby and throughout the building to connect with streams, channels and fountains in the gardens. Water is also reflected in a series of sculptures, the interior design of the hotel and the Talise Spa, which includes 17 treatment rooms and two private suites.
Another key design feature is the use of traditional Kuwaiti oriel windows of Mashrabiya design, which can be found around the hotel. Mashrabiya screens are also fitted in the bedrooms and can be pulled across the windows to provide privacy and shade from the sun.
Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa has six restaurants, along with a selection of cafes and lounges. These include a signature seafood restaurant, a premium steakhouse, an Italian restaurant and an all-day dining concept, an Arabic café lounge with a terrace overlooking the hotel entrance and a tea lounge, among others.
Other features include banquet facilities, a floodlit tennis court, two swimming pools, a private beach and a Sinbad’s Kids Club.
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