LE Méridien Hotels & Resorts is expected to launch nine new hotels over the next 12 months, with the majority located in Asia-Pacific. Two openings are planned for China, and one each for Indonesia, Vietnam, India and Bangladesh.
Brian Povinelli, global brand leader, Le Méridien and Westin Hotels, said: “After significant investment and consolidation, Le Méridien boasts its best portfolio ever, and this will be a milestone year for us as we welcome an unprecedented number of new hotels into our ever-growing family.”
Opening on January 31 is the 118-key Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran, which will feature a large-scale lagoon, several signature bar and restaurant experiences, an ice cream shop, a fitness centre and a glass chapel with views of the island.
In May 2013, the 350-key Le Méridien Zhengzhou will roll out in the capital of China’s Henan province with restaurants serving Chinese, Japanese and European specialties, a designated wine room, a cocktail bar and a coffee hub.
Come June, Ho Chi Minh City will welcome the 350-key Le Méridien Saigon beside the Saigon River. A month later in July, the 300-key Le Méridien Dhaka will debut in the capital city, marking the brand’s entry into Bangladesh.
In October, China will receive another Le Méridien property with the launch of the Le Méridien Jiaonan Resort in Qingdao while Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa will open in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Beyond Asia, other Le Méridien properties will be rolled out in Cairo, Chicago and Atlanta.