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Marriott Launches Long-Stay Residence Inn in Kuwait
October 20, 2014, 10:59 am

The Residence Inn by Marriott Kuwait City, a long-standing leader in the extended-stay segment, has recently opened its doors to the 139 suites property to welcome its extended stay travelers. This is the brand’s first property in Kuwait, but it’s second in the region with an existing Residence Inn by Marriott Manama Juffair in Bahrain. Coming to the region under a long term management agreement with United Family, the Residence Inn by Marriott Kuwait City has become the third brand and property within Marriott International’s portfolio in Kuwait along with JW Marriott Hotel Kuwait City and Courtyard by Marriott Kuwait city.

“We believe that Kuwait is an ideal fit to invest in a brand that will accommodate the needs and desires of business and leisure travelers from around the world who are constantly looking for options for their long stays. Residence Inn by Marriott provides a tremendous value for travelers through its spacious suites, fully equipped kitchens, and daily free hot breakfast among many other features. With the growth in tourism, high disposable income, oil wealth and economic development and increase in infrastructural projects that are underway, we are confident that this dynamic product will find huge success in Kuwait,” expressed George Aoun, Cluster General Manager of Kuwait Marriott Hotels.

Residence Inn by Marriott has the third-largest number of hotels and revenue in the Marriott International portfolio worldwide. Designed for a traveler who seeks balance on the road, along with large suites and upscale amenities, Residence Inn hotels are ideal for guests who need accommodation for a day, a week, a month or more.

It extends the feeling of a comfortable home away from home and offers guests inviting and functional public spaces to relax or collaborate. Other hotel facilities and services include a fitness center, business center and three meeting rooms designed to accommodate small meetings or events. It is also an ideal option providing spacious overnight accommodations for out-of-town wedding guests and family reunions. Rates vary depending on length of stay and the hotel is now open for bookings for all stays for all dates.

Mr Ghazi Al Nafisi, Chairman of United Family, said, “The Middle East is a region that continuously proves its passion for growth and expansion, especially in Kuwait where we are seeing huge projects in the pipeline.  Residence Inn by Marriott Kuwait City will set a new trend in the market, with its extra spacious suites, ranging from suites to two-bedroom accommodations. A mix of 139 spacious, stylish and residential-feel suites, fully equipped kitchens, free wi-fi, and free grocery delivery for all guests are the main amenities that the property will offer its guests to ensure they have a comfortable stay.”

Diane Mayer, Vice President of the Residence Inn brand, highlighted the growing Middle East and Africa opportunities in the extended stay segment, “Across the region we see demand rising for this unique product and we are perfectly positioned with our expertise through the Residence Inn by Marriott brand to serve the needs of this distinct group of travelers. Throughout this year and continuing into 2015, we will continue our efforts to boost the mid to long-term business traveler market which is seeing a tremendous growth across the Middle East and Africa.”

Perfectly located in the Sharq business district, Residence Inn by Marriott Kuwait City has a lobby that offers a communal environment including a self-service lounge, and a warm casual restaurant- The Blendz. A “grab and go” kiosk/market offering snacks, basic food items, newspapers, magazines and various sundries is located adjacent to the front desk. Three fully equipped meeting rooms are available with state-of-the-art technology and a professional event management team to handle all details. Overlooking the beautiful blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, the sun-drenched meeting rooms are an ideal location for any corporate events and meetings. Residence Inn featuring its fitness facilities will allow travelers to continue with their regular routine of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.


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