Le Méridien Amman was chosen as this year's host for the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Annual Regional Budget Presentations for 2008, taking place from September 9th until the 15th, with participation from 31 Starwood Hotels, out of a total of 53 in the Middle East region including Le Méridien, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points and W Hotels.
Gerhard Mansbart, General Manager of Le Méridien Amman, said, "We are extremely honored to be hosting the annual Middle East Budget Presentations for Starwood, demonstrating the growing importance of Amman not just as a tourist destination, but also as a place to do business.”
Starwood’s Regional team, under the leadership of Vice President Guido de Wilde, are also taking the opportunity to visit Aqaba, where Starwood has signed two projects, namely one West Inn and one Luxury Collection.
Mr. Guido de Wilde said, “This annual meeting is coming at a very significant time for Le Meridien Amman. We have witnessed consistently high occupancy rates over the past few years, and with the recent launch of over 300 renovated rooms and suites, the hotel is offering customers an even higher level of service and comfort, making Le Meridien Amman an ideal venue for Starwood’s annual gathering of its top hotels in the region.”
About Le Méridien
Le Méridien Amman (amman.lemeridien.com), located in the center of Shmeisani, was established in 1987 and remodeled in 2003. In November 2005, the Le Méridien brand was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The hotel offers over 430 rooms and suites, and 16 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for business conferences, weddings, or any other event. The hotel's restaurants include Benihana for Sushi and Teppenyaki cuisine, 282º Steaks and Lounge, Al Mukhtar for Lebanese cuisine, China Town, and La Brasserie for international cuisine. Le Méridien also has a leisure club, fitness and spa facilities, a sauna, lounge, indoor and outdoor pools as well as many other amenities. The business centers are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technologies from interactive TV sets to high speed Internet access. Le Méridien is a global hotel group with a portfolio of more than 120 luxury and upscale hotels in over 50 countries worldwide. The majority of its properties are located in the world’s top cities and resorts throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas.