Starwood Debuts Le Meridien in Algeria
ORAN, Algeria—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the debut of the first Le Méridien hotel in Algeria with the opening of Le Méridien Oran Hotel & Convention Center. Owned by Sonatrach, the hotel is part of a mixed-use development, which includes an adjacent conference and exhibition center, an esplanade and an oceanfront promenade. READER COMMENTS
“We are proud to partner with Sonatrach as we introduce the Le Méridien brand to Algeria,” said Roeland Vos, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East, in an announcement. “This spectacular new hotel allows us to showcase Le Méridien brand’s contemporary lifestyle and sophisticated origins in the city of Oran and further underlines our commitment to continued expansion in the region.”
Designed by Rockwell Group Europe (RGe), Le Méridien Oran features 254 guestrooms and 42 suites. The hotel’s signature spa, inspired by European spa traditions, comprises eight treatment rooms, a jacuzzi, Turkish Hammam, an outdoor pool, and fitness center.
Le Méridien Oran Hotel & Convention Center houses nearly 9,000 square meters of flexible meeting and event space, including two ballrooms, a pre-function area and 23 meeting rooms. The convention center houses an auditorium that can seat up to 3,000 seated guests and features the largest mural fresco in the world. Created by Algerian artist Tewfik Boumedhi, the 2000-metre-long façade is made of 51,000 tiles and depicts the Southern Mediterranean culture in Arab-Moresque art.
The hotel also features the newly-developed Le Méridien Hub experience, which re-interprets the traditional lobby into a social gathering place for people to converse, debate, and exchange. Le Méridien Hub offers both guests and locals a creative atmosphere where contemporary, curated artwork sets the environment.
Starwood now has three hotels in Algeria including the Sheraton Oran Hotel & Towers in Oran and the Sheraton Club des Pins Resort & Towers in the capital city, Algiers.