Mandarin Oriental Announces New Luxury Hotel Development in Kuwait

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Mandarin Oriental Announces New Luxury Hotel Development in Kuwait

Hong Kong, 10 November 2022

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has confirmed that it will operate a five-star hotel in Kuwait, scheduled to open in 2028. The hotel will be situated in the heart of Kuwait City's business centre and will provide a new level of luxury and elegance to the area.

The award-winning architects Foster and Partners will build the 80-story skyscraper that will house the Mandarin Oriental, Kuwait. In addition to the hotel, the tower will have a podium with a range of international retail and entertainment outlets as well as high-end office space.

It will also serve as the headquarters of Bukhamseen Group Holding, which is responsible for the entire development of the project.The hotel will contain 159 bedrooms, 33 suites, and 10 serviced apartments, all of which will provide views of the downtown area of Kuwait City.It will include a trademark dining experience, a three-meal venue, a poolside restaurant, a lobby lounge featuring a Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop, a club lounge, and a shisha lounge. In addition, there will be enough dining and conference rooms to serve social and commercial functions.

A complete Spa at Mandarin Oriental will have eight individual treatment rooms, a fitness centre, and both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, the latter with a landscaped pool deck. The Spa will provide a variety of spa, beauty, and wellness activities.The hotel is conveniently located among the city's financial, commercial, and government organisations and is 20 minutes by car from Kuwait International Airport.

James Riley, chief executive officer of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, said,

"We are thrilled to expand Mandarin Oriental's footprint in the Middle East with the opening of this landmark in Kuwait. We look forward to cooperating with Bukhamseen Group Holding to construct an iconic luxury property and ensuring that the development adheres to the highest standards of sustainability.We are happy to join with Mandarin Oriental to build Kuwait's most opulent luxury hotel.'

Mr. Jawad Bukhamseen, the founder and chairman of Bukhamseen Group Holding, said,

"We look forward to bringing the legendary level of service for which Mandarin Oriental is recognised to this key location."

Regarding Bukhamseen Group Holding Corporation

The Bukhamseen Group, comprised of multiple and diversified firms, was founded by Mr. Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen over fifty years ago. Under his capable direction, the firm expanded beyond real estate to become a major participant in Kuwait's Hospitality and Tourism industry, owning a number of popular hotel and restaurant chains in the area.

Additionally, the Group is well-established in the areas of banking, finance, and investment, engineering, contracting, and building, heavy industrial production, media and communication, and consulting services for significant development projects.

Regarding the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

The award-winning Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group owns and operates some of the world's most opulent hotels, resorts, and residences. The Group runs 36 hotels and eight residences in 24 countries and territories, each of which reflects the Group's oriental history, local culture, and distinctive style. Mandarin Oriental has a robust pipeline of upcoming hotels and apartments and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.


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