Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Kuwait at Burj Al­shaya

Business Traveller (Middle East) - - Tried & Tested -

Close to the First Ring Road and Min­istries Com­plex, it took around 20 min­utes in the chauf­feur-drive car (wifi avail­able) from Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The ho­tel oc­cu­pies one tower and the other is the HQ for M.H. Al­shaya, the in­ter­na­tional re­tail fran­chise op­er­a­tor. WHAT’S IT LIKE? An at­trac­tively de­signed tower, on the scale of re­gional city ho­tels it would sit be­tween the grandeur of Bahrain Bay and bou­tique DIFC. The com­pact lobby fea­tures two strik­ing crys­tal chan­de­liers, one larger as you walk in, the other above re­cep­tion. Thick, feet-sinks-in cor­ri­dor car­pets and art pieces evoke a stylish aura. ROOM FA­CIL­I­TIES My eighth floor ex­ec­u­tive suite (one of 67, 217 rooms over­all) of­fered a city view from the bed­room, bed­side iPad and large bath­room (two sinks, bath, sep­a­rate toi­let and shower with gen­er­ous Jo Malone Lon­don toi­letries). The lounge area had a curv­ing sofa, ta­ble, pri­vate bar and espresso, and both rooms had vast TVs with con­nec­tiv­ity/pair­ing op­tions. The light switches took a bit of get­ting used to and the bed­room ceil­ing sen­sor could do with be­ing turned down a notch, but it was all very com­fort­able. Diplo­matic and Am­bas­sador suites are also avail­able along with State, Amiri and Royal suites for last-word lux­ury. RESTAU­RANTS AND BARS As wide an of­fer­ing as some re­sorts with the top-level Ital­ian Dai Forni and Pan-Asian Sin­toho – an ex­pan­sive ter­race links the two – among the most strik­ing venues, along with El­e­ments (in­ter­na­tional, buf­fet break­fast) and VER­DICT Ev­ery­thing you would ex­pect from a mod­ern Four Sea­sons city ho­tel, caters for those on work or look­ing to un­wind.

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