The Missoni Hotel Kuwait (and Its Maserati Limos) Will Debut on March 1
Weeeee! The Hotel Missoni Kuwait finally has an official, locked-down opening date andyesreservations are open and working. The second-ever Missoni Hotel is due to debut with views over the Arabian Gulf on March 1, and although rooms starts $450, there's a 20% off Advance Booking rate still in effect that brings it down to $361 per night.
So why is this hotel so important? Well, we actually made a detour on a trip to London up to Scotland for the specific purpose of personally checking out the first of the Missoni Hotelsthe Missoni Hotel Edinburghand we loved it, even naming the video tour of the room our Best Hotel Video Tour of 2010.
What's more is that the Missoni Hotels are pioneering a kind of all-inclusiveness that we wish every upscale hotel would adopt as well, and that's tacking on freebies like complimentary WiFi, in-room movies, a few items of laundry, the (non-alcoholic) contents of the minibar, and, with some rates, even complimentary breakfast.
In addition to all that, the Kuwait City Missoni is supposedly also picking you up from the airport in a Maserati limo. If you want to shell out for more extras, there'll be a Six Senses Spa and Choco Cafe as well. So that's why we're excited for this hotel to open up already.
On the other hand, it's not exactly easy to zip off overseas and hit up the new Kuwait Missoni Hotel just because it sounds awesome; not as easy it is to visit the Edinburgh one, that is. And they're not exactly putting the future Missoni Hotels in easy-to-access locations either, with planned properties in Cape Town, South Africa; Sifah, Oman; Ilha de Cajaiba, Brazil; and Antalya, Turkey. What, no Miami at least?
[Photo of the Arabian Gulf view: Missoni Hotels]