Starwood has introduced its Le Méridien brand to Algeria, with the opening of Le Méridien Oran Hotel and Convention Centre, a 296-room property on the country’s north-western Mediterranean coast.
The hotel, which is owned by Sonatrach, is part of a mixed-use development which includes a conference and exhibition centre.
Designed by the Rockwell Group Europe, it features 254 guest rooms and 42 suites, as well as a spa with eight treatment rooms, a jacuzzi, Turkish Hammam, an outdoor pool and fitness centre.
The hotel has almost 9000m sq of meeting and events space, including two ballrooms and 23 meeting rooms, as well as an auditorium that can seat up to 3000 seated guests and features the largest mural fresco in the world. The property also features an all-day dining outlet, bar and Italian restaurant.
Roeland Vos, president, Starwood Hotels and Resorts for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, said: “We are proud to partner with Sonatrach as we introduce the Le Méridien brand to Algeria. This spectacular new hotel allows us to showcase Le Méridien’s contemporary lifestyle and sophisticated origins in the city of Oran and further underlines our commitment to continued expansion in the region.”
Vincent Gillet, global brand leader, Le Méridien and W Hotels Worldwide, added: “Since being acquired by Starwood more than six years ago, Le Méridien has undergone a comprehensive brand re-launch, and we are proud that Le Méridien Oran showcases many elements of the new Le Méridien brand direction.”