Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts in the UAE announced the showcase of a photography exhibition by Syrian-born French photographer and poet Khaled Youssef. Running throughout the month of March, the exhibition will take place across participating Le Méridien hotels in the UAE.
The Paris-born brand commissioned Khaled Youssef to photograph selected perspectives in the UAE through the glistening lens of a bubble for this bespoke exhibition, titled ‘Sparkling: traveling through the lens of a bubble’. The work was commissioned in celebration of the launch of Le Méridien brand’s global beverage programme ‘Le Méridien Sparkling’ as well as to celebrate the weekend brunch tradition in the UAE. The photographs will be showcased at 6 Le Méridien hotels and resorts across the country.
Guests are invited to visit participating Le Méridien hotels and also unlock their appetite at the ‘Sparkling’ infused brunches across the UAE.
“At Le Méridien, we’re committed to helping our guests unlock the destination whenever they stay with us. Khaled Youssef’s photography allows us to do so in a truly unique and authentic way as we launch Le Méridien Sparkling and weekend brunch at our Le Méridien hotels in the UAE,” said Jenni Benzaquen, Vice President, Luxury Brands, Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Inspired by the brand’s European roots, Sparkling offers new nightly beverage experiences for both our Le Méridien guests and the local community.”
Properties showcasing the Khaled Youssef photo exhibition include – Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort (Brunch at Views), Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Convention Centre (Brunch at Yalumba), Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (Brunch at Latest Recipe), Le Royal Méridien Dubai Beach Resort & Spa (Brunch at Geales), Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi (Brunch at Café Palmier) and Le Méridien Abu Dhabi (Brunch at Latest Recipe).
About Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts
Le Méridien, the Paris-born hotel brand currently represented by nearly 100 properties in more than 40 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005. With more than 80 of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Méridien provided a strong international complement to Starwood’s then primarily North American holdings at the time of purchase. Since then, Le Méridien has gone through a brand re-launch, which included a large scale hotels product consolidation and redefined brand strategy. Through creation of the LM100 artist community, Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points, thus bringing unique, interactive and curated experiences to its guests. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts within the next five years, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Le Méridien recently opened new hotels in Cairo, Bali, Atlanta, Dallas, Istanbul, Oran (Algeria), Zhengzhou (China), Arlington (Virginia, USA) and Santa Monica, (California, USA), and will open in the next 12 months in Bangkok, Chicago, New Orleans, Mahabaleshwar (India), Gandhinagar (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Tampa (Florida, USA), Charlotte (North Carolina, USA) and Indianapolis (Indiana, USA).