Kuwait's meeting offering continues to expand, with several business-focused hotels in the four- and five-star categories set to open in the next two years.
The Al Jahrah Copthorne Hotel & Resort, 30km to the north of Kuwait City, will be the first of several new properties set to open up in Kuwait.
The four-star hotel - managed by Millenium Hotels and Resorts - will boast two large conference rooms of 200m2 and 400m2 and two smaller boardrooms kitted out with state-of-the-art technology, when it opens at the end of February.
"We estimate that the corporate and MICE business will reach to 40-50%," said Anwar M. Bachnikha, director of sales at the hotel.
The hotel will be part of a 450,000m2 mixed-use development, which will also include a high-end shopping mall, F&B outlets, an amusement park and a man-made lake.
Other hotels in Kuwait opening in the next two years include the five-star InterContinental Kuwait, which will have 280 rooms when it opens in 2009; the Ibis Salmiya, which will open later this year with 175 rooms and the Ibis Sharq, which will open with 160 rooms in 2009.
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