Dubai’s Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort + Spa unveils £10 million refurbishment programme

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    Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort + Spa, one Dubai’s most-loved luxury beach resorts, has revealed its highly anticipated refurbishment plans representing an era of change and innovation for the Dubai market. The first stage of the renovation includes the re-development and re-design of 108 rooms in Tower One and refurbishment of the public areas, in addition to two new international branded F&B concepts, Geales – London’s urban seafood restaurant and wine lounge by Concept Venues, closely followed by Zengo – an eclectic concept by celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval, serving Pan-Oriental fare.

    Pam Wilby, Complex General Manager for Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort + Spa and Grosvenor House Dubai, commented; “The refurbishment plans reflect a new era of change and innovation for Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort + Spa, as the property is reimagined for a new generation of global luxury travelers and UAE residents alike.

    “The hotel is one of the most established beach resorts and spas in Dubai. As part of our continued journey to provide enriching experiences to our loyal guests and dynamic mix of new visitors, the refurbished property includes 108 redesigned rooms and suites, two new global branded F&B concepts and a refreshed approach to operations. Meanwhile, Le Royal Meridien is also investing in recruiting a vibrant team of fresh thinking and energized associates. Together these developments mark a significant milestone in the property’s history in Dubai.”

    New Le Meridien Concept Resort Rooms
    Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort + Spa is proud to be home to the first new Le Meridien concept resort rooms in the world. The 108 spacious, bright and elegant rooms are now available for booking, offering 24-hour butler service and a fresh new perspective on décor, amenities and comfort.

    Decorated in contemporary pastels and complimented by dark solid wood furniture, the new rooms feature a signature Le Meridien Discovery Wall that takes inspiration from the serene and calming sea urchin, to create a tranquil and sophisticated feel. Walls are adorned with meticulously handcrafted art influenced by Le Meridien Coffee Culture, using coffee beans as natural materials and elements to create intriguing pieces that embrace local cultural discovery. Each room features Le Meridien signature beds, walk-in showers and bathtubs and Cinqmondes bathroom amenities.

    Exuding understated luxury, all of the new rooms in Tower One feature the latest in technology; adorned with touch screen panels and extensive entertainment networks including two LED TVs, a media hub, as well as high-speed internet access. As part of Le Royal Meridien’s on-going quest to offer an unwavering personal level of service, the rooms also have their own private entrance, lobby, reception and guest services desk.

    Geales and Zengo
    A key part of the £10m renovation project will be the development of two new F&B branded outlets that will further strengthen Le Royal Méridien’s position on Dubai’s culinary scene. Joining the hugely popular Rhodes Twenty10 by celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes and Maya Modern Kitchen and Lounge, will be Geales and Zengo.

    Established in 1939 in Notting Hill, London, and managed by Concept Venues, Geales has firmly cemented itself in the UK dining scene as the leading fish restaurant in London. Geales Dubai will be urban seafood restaurant and wine lounge, featuring a menu with emphasis on using fresh ingredients and a passion for food, which will reflect British culture and tradition.

    Meanwhile, Zengo by celebrity Chef Richard Sandoval, also chef- consultant behind the successful concept restaurants Toro Toro at Grosvenor House Dubai and Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen + Lounge at Le Royal Méridien, will become the fifth Zengo in the world and the first outside the US. Zengo Dubai will feature an artful blend of Pan-Oriental and Asian styles and flavours with its innovative and beautifully balanced dining and lounging concept.

    Daniel Fountain / 14.03.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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