Le Meridien Aggressive Expansion Plans Continue

Award-winning luxury hotel group, Le Meridien, continued its worldwide expansion in 2003 by adding 15 new hotels to its already impressive portfolio, giving guests access to a total of 130 hotels in 56 countries and territories throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. A further 15 properties, already in development, are phased to open over the next three years, with more projects in the pipeline.

As with all Le Meridien hotels, each new acquisition is different in style and ambiance, reflecting fascinating aspects of the local setting and culture and thus satisfying the international guest`s demand for a network of outstanding hotels in attractive locations.

Le Meridien`s core principles and fresh-thinking approach travel well. From landmark hotels in the hub of vibrant cities, to tranquil resorts in exotic climes, each guest enjoys an exceptional level of hospitality delivered through a superbly trained, highly motivated staff dedicated to excellence. Luxurious, comfortable accommodation and an extensive range of up-to-the-minute facilities and amenities are especially designed to appeal to business and leisure travellers alike, while the gourmet is assured of a choice of exciting, innovative cuisine throughout the world of Le Meridien.

Also key to Le Meridien`s success is that essential blend of global experience and European sophistication - an award-winning combination, and just one of the many reasons why international travellers stay faithful to the brand.
Always with an eye to the future, Le Meridien premiered its unique Art + Tech design concept in several properties in 2003. This skilful fusion of cutting-edge technology and ingenious artistry is featured in some of Le Meridien`s newest hotels, including those in Vienna, Hamburg and Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA).