The JW Marriott Kuwait City
, formerly Kuwait City
's Le Meridien
hotel, was taken over by Marriott International
in November, 2002, and was rebranded on January 1, 2003.
In 1980, Le Meridien
Kuwait opened to international acclaim as one of the most luxurious hotels in the area, and as one of the first international-class hotels in Kuwait
In 1990, the hotel's lobby and first floor were set on fire by invading Iraqi soldiers. Following the Invasion, the damaged areas were restored and reconstructed to reopen to guests.
In 2003, the hotel served as a major hub for visiting journalists
during the war in Iraq. Severe security measures were undertaken at the hotel, including the scanning of all incoming vehicles, passing through metal detectors, luggage scanning, identity tests, and the parking of vehicles several meters from the hotel's entrance and porte cochère.
Since January 1, 2003 the hotel has embarked on a multi-million dollar renovation, which included the refurbishment of the hotel
's lobby, restaurants, health facilities, and all guest rooms. Further changes involved the addition of a new logo on the building's exterior.
With the refurbishment now complete, the hotel is one of the city's most luxurious, offering contemporary and state-of-the-art facilities such as a modern, fully equipped health club with a beautifully decorated indoor pool
, intimate restaurants, and superior service to all guests and visitors.
The hotel has 315 rooms, including... Read More