Celebrating a milestone 50th anniversary, the European-born brand is bringing glamor back to travel with renovations across its global portfolio

BETHESDA, MD., June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Underline Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts‘significant 50e anniversary this year, the European-born brand celebrates its mid-century modern heritage with a focus on renovations that accentuate and elevate this timeless style using design as a foundation to encourage customers to linger longer and to savor the good life on a return trip. With this resurgence, Le Méridien is opening destinations around the world and encouraging guests to slow down and grab a rosé during golden hour, walk around with an ice cream, reconnect in the hub or by the pool and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, Le Méridien boasts more than 105 hotels and resorts in coveted destinations around the world, inviting creatively-minded culture seekers to explore the world in style.

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“Le Méridien has remained true to its roots and the rich heritage that dates back to its origins in the 1960s. When you look at this revival, it’s not just about renovations. It’s a nod to the past, but it’s also about recognizing how we’ve adapted and evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s world travelers,” said Jennifer Connell, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts and Vice President, Distinctive Premium Brands, Marriott International. “Travel is back and with that, we want our guests to discover places at a pace conducive to recreation and relaxation while enjoying the simple pleasures of life in familiar yet chic places.”

Today, the brand’s quintessential design embodies a refined yet playful aesthetic inspired by the French Riviera and the relaxed, laid-back charm of the Mediterranean. Every detail is brimming with contemporary, sophisticated and glamorous style. Always chic and culture-oriented, each hotel and resort in the portfolio seeks to share an unknown dimension of the destination.

“The essence of Le Méridien is grounded in thoughtful and nuanced design – design that offers an interpretation of a destination with thoughtful details that reflect a place’s art, cuisine and culture,” said Aliyah Khan, Vice President of Design, Lifestyle Brands, Marriott International. “As we reflect on the brand’s distinct European spirit, we pay homage to design ideas that have the same impact as fifty years ago in refreshing our spaces. It is the relationship to these concepts and their evolution that allows the brand to transform and evolve its experiences.”

Creative-minded travelers can dive into these reimagined properties without an agenda:

  • the Meridian Lav, Divide: Located on the Dalmatian coast, a few minutes by car from the center of Split, the hotel offers spectacular views of the Adriatic coast and the nearby islands. Revealing a full renovation in April, the hotel’s redesign creates an airy, modern feel, while paying homage to the hotel’s heritage, with pops of blue, mixed with rattan textures and metallic accents from champagne color. Mid-century black-and-white photographs documenting daily life in Split are featured throughout the hotel, complementing the elegant vibe.

  • Meridian Cyberport, Hong Kongg: Scheduled to reopen in July, this chic, lifestyle hotel will be completely transformed with a mid-century modern aesthetic. Creating a distinct and unique transformative vibe, the hotel’s design will emphasize local natural materials contrasted by darker, tactile design features that are a nod to local culture. With the scenic Pok Fu Lam Reservoir as a backdrop and Peak Victoriathe hotel will relaunch itself as a beach destination that invites locals and travelers to discover and savor life in style.

  • The Meridian bangkok: Located in the Silom commercial district of the Thai capital, the hotel should complete its complete renovation this month. Redesigned rooms are infused with the essence of Thai culture around furnishings and amenities suited to the lifestyles of today’s international travelers. Sheltered under chic cream skylights, the spacious rooms restore a feeling of calm through muted tones, minimalist decoration and a well thought-out space. Additionally, the hotel’s dining experience will benefit from upgrades, including a new outdoor space in its lobby lounge, Latitude 13; a new bar for social gatherings called Tempo Bar, whose design is inspired by the rhythm of the bangkok the skyline and traditional golden curves of the city’s great temples; and a new restaurant specializing in Memphis barbecue.

  • Le Meridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa: Originally built in 1929 and located in Tarragona, the property was completely renovated in 2018 and has been restored into a hotel with one of the largest spas in Spain. Sanctuary of well-being, it was built on the edge of the golden beach of San Salvador to capture the benefits of the sunny climate and the healing properties of the nutrient-rich sea. The natural landscape that surrounds the area is honored both through the hotel’s luxurious outdoor spaces, but also in an unconventional way through a distinctive modern touch: IMMEXRa. A multi-sensory meeting room, this space revolutionizes the conception of traditional events to fuel the imagination. Creativity and innovation combine with 360º projection and an adjustable aroma system to create immersive, bespoke experiences that turn any event into a multi-sensory journey.

  • Le Meridien Island Mauritius: Beautifully positioned along the sandy beach of Pointe aux Piments on the northwest coast of Mauritius, the resort’s new design, which was completed in April, is a nod to the island’s rich heritage showcasing multicultural local artwork and sensory experiences, creating a nurturing environment and a hotspot for art lovers and travelers from all continents seeking tropical inspiration. The chic and timeless design draws inspiration from the brand’s roots in the heyday of glamorous travel and draws inspiration from the resorts surrounding the tropical landscape. Modern, minimalist rooms transition from outdoors to indoors with pops of cream and blue complementing locally themed fabrics and custom headboards reflecting locally sourced rustic materials. Mauritius.

Looking ahead, the brand expects other branded hotels such as The Meridian New Orleans and The Meridian TampaCourthouse to complete the renovations next year.

To find out more about Le Méridien and book a stay, visit www.lemeridien.com.

Note on forward-looking statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of United States federal securities laws, including statements regarding expected hotel renovations and similar statements regarding anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. We caution you that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous evolving risks and uncertainties that we may not be able to predict or accurately assess, including risk factors that we identify in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Each of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply in this press release. We make these forward-looking statements as of the date of this press release and undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About the Meridian® Hotels and resorts
Born in the 1960s Paris In an age of glamorous travel, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts continues to celebrate cultures around the world through the quintessentially European spirit of savoring the good life. With more than 105 hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories, ranging from Maldives at monaco and from Santa Monica to SichuanLe Méridien’s attractive mid-century designed spaces, paired with chic signature programs, bring a playful touch to art, coffee, sparkling cocktails, summer, family, and inspire creative travelers to explore the world in style. Stay connected to Le Méridien on Facebook, instagramand Twitter. Le Méridien is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits, including free nights and recognition of Elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About Marriott Bonvoy®
Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio delivers renowned hospitality in the world’s most memorable destinations, with 30 brands to suit every type of travel. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and upscale home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences such as future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments or through partners for luxury products from Marriott Bonvoy boutiques. To join for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.



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