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A brand new Crowne Plaza Jeddah beckons corporate travellers
March 2011 2793

THE completely refurbished Crowne Plaza Jeddah stands tall in the Al-Hamra district, facing the Red Sea. The hotel completed its last phase of renovation in August 2010 and now showcases a brand new lobby, new rooms, including a two-floor penthouse suite, as well as a new unique meeting facility providing nine meeting rooms with break-out facilities, two new restaurants and a brand new façade.

The hotel is conveniently located on the Corniche near the famous Jeddah Fountain overlooking the Red Sea, 25 minutes from the International Airport, five minutes from downtown, business and diplomat districts, and a short walk away from shopping malls which make the hotel an ideal destination for all visitors of Jeddah whether on business or leisure.

“The award-winning hotel has remained the first choice for meetings and corporate business and expects its new meeting rooms and totally refurbished ballroom to further strengthen its position as the leading business hotel in Jeddah,” said Rafique Izhiman, general manager of Crowne Plaza Jeddah.

The hotel recently won the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Hotel Stars Awards for “2010 Torchbearer” which recognises hotels that go that extra mile to achieve outstanding levels of service, measured by IHG’s overall satisfaction index, as well as the “2010 General Manager of the Year” for Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts for outstanding achievements and contributions to the Crowne Plaza brand and IHG as a company.

The refurbished hotel offers 20 per cent larger rooms and suites fitted with subtle touches of luxury and designed to offer a high level of privacy and elegance. Rooms are equipped with 32-inch flat screen televisions with a wide variety of satellite channels, ample working space with easy ‘plug and play’ high-speed internet access and wireless connectivity.  Other facilities include brand new wooden furniture, marble bathrooms, coffeemakers, hairdryers, iron and iron boards, climate control, safe box, mini bars, sleep amenities and oversize shower head.

Club level guests can check-in directly at the Club Lounge.  There are nine new comprehensive meeting rooms accommodating up to 130 persons. The meeting rooms offer the latest state-of-the-art audio visual facilities as well as high speed internet access and wireless connectivity.  The Crystal Ballroom can host events for up to 1,000 people or can be divided into four equal sections with soundproof partitions. Special effects lighting and LCD projection are also available. A professional dedicated team is available to take care of all event details.

Crowne Plaza Jeddah offers a choice of all-day international buffet with a live cooking station at Al Zahra restaurant. Two new restaurants that opened their doors recently include the Sakura Japanese restaurant and The Crowne Grill.

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