|By K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News, Jeddah,
Saudi ArabiaMcClatchy-Tribune Regional News
Apr. 20, 2010--JEDDAH -- Hyatt Hotels & Resorts on Monday announced the opening of Park Hyatt Jeddah-Marina Club and Spa, marking its formal entry into the Kingdom after its soft opening a few months ago.
Set beautifully amid landscaped gardens on Jeddah's Corniche, the hotel is described as an innovative five-star sanctuary where contemporary luxury and exceptional service meets "unrivalled views" of the Red Sea and King Fahd Fountain, the tallest in the world. The hotel enjoys a prime location in the very heart of the city, within the Al-Hamra district at the Equestrian Club of Jeddah, and just minutes away from the central business district.
The hotel boasts state-of-the-art meeting and business facilities as well as an impressive array of sport and leisure pursuits. The commercial and financial districts, as well as the main shopping and entertainment areas of Jeddah, are nearby.
The multi-faceted resort is a remarkable engineering feat that reclaimed prime waterfront land from the Red Sea, while retaining the delicate surrounding marine life. The 140,000 square meters complex overlooks sweeping views of the sea and the world-famous fountain with its plume of water that is over 312 meters high.
It is a residential-style hotel where French interior designer Gilles Quiffet and architect Patrice Hart fashioned rooms that fuse a sleek European style with Arab-Andalusian architecture.
The beautiful gardens and striking interior design create a haven of understated elegance. Modern artwork and designs merge with traditional Arab-Andalusian features, setting a new standard for contemporary luxury, according to hotel General Manager Rady Rady.
The surrounding resort complex features a built-up and impressive 10,000 square meters of spa and wellness facilities, the Lazurde Meetings & Events Centre, a yacht marina, as well as a variety of innovative restaurants and stylish lounges.
The 142 spacious guestrooms, including 15 suites, are luxuriously appointed with the highest quality of fixtures and designs. All rooms feature exclusive home comforts combined with business and entertainment gadgetry. Guestrooms are generously sized for complete wellbeing measuring 40 square meters while the suites range from 80 to 200 square meters. Lavish bathrooms offer indulgences such as deep-soaking baths and rain showers for total pampering. Additionally, a majority of the rooms enjoy unrestricted views of the sea. The Lazurde Meetings & Events Center features 2,500 square meters of meeting and banquet facilities adjacent to Park Hyatt Jeddah.
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