Mandarin Oriental’s new luxury hotel project in Kuwait slated for 2028

Mandarin Oriental’s new luxury hotel project in Kuwait slated for 2028

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a luxury hotel, slated to open in 2028, located in the heart of the financial district of Kuwait City, just a 20-minute drive from Kuwait’s International Airport.

Located in an 80-story tower and designed by architects Foster & Partners, the hotel will feature 159 guestrooms, including 33 suites and 10 serviced apartments, with views of downtown Kuwait City.

The property will offer a wide range of food and beverage spaces, comprising a signature dining experience, a poolside restaurant, a lobby lounge with a Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop, a club lounge and a shisha venue, among other venues. There will also be extensive banqueting and meeting spaces to accommodate social and business events. The Spa will provide a wide range of spa, beauty and wellness experiences and will feature eight private treatment rooms, a fitness center and both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, the latter being set on a landscaped pool deck.

James Riley, chief executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, said: “We are delighted at the opportunity to extend Mandarin Oriental’s presence in the Middle East with this important landmark in Kuwait. We look forward to collaborating with Bukhamseen Group Holding to create an iconic luxury property and ensuring that the development is built to the highest sustainability standards.”

“We are pleased to be partnering with Mandarin Oriental to create Kuwait’s most sophisticated luxury hotel. We look forward to welcoming the legendary quality of service Mandarin Oriental is renowned for to this important destination,” added Jawad Bukhamseen, founder and chairman of Bukhamseen Group Holding.

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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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