BACK­GROUND

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

The of­fi­cial open­ing in Novem­ber was at­tended by HH Prime Min­is­ter Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Ha­mad Al-Sabah, Isadore Sharp, Four Sea­sons’ Founder and Chair­man, and J. Allen Smith, Pres­i­dent and CEO, il­lus­trat­ing its sig­nif­i­cance to Kuwait and the lux­ury op­er­a­tor. It be­comes the 22nd prop­erty in the Mid­dle East & Africa. WHERE IS IT? MEET­ING FA­CIL­I­TIES Two ball­rooms are avail­able, Al Mirqab on the ground floor (716sqm) and Al Bi­daa on the first floor (1,351sqm). Four of the func­tion rooms (Al Jabriyah, Al Salmiya, Al Mubarakiya and Sharq) come with nat­u­ral light or out­door space. LEISURE FA­CIL­I­TIES Out­stand­ing, and some­thing of a sur­prise given the tower de­sign; be­neath the fourth floor out­door pool is an in­door pool long enough for 33 over­hang­ing mashra­biya-de­signed lights and rain-cur­tain Jacuzzi pool, and fit­ness cen­tre. I en­joyed an hour-long mas­sage in the sec­ond floor spa, which has a smaller Jacuzzi and sim­ple but ef­fec­tive can­dlelit re­lax­ation area with sooth­ing mu­sic on head­phones. Do­minic El­lis

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