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Tomorrow in Kuwait City, the second-ever Hotel Missoni will open its doors, almost two years after the original wowed with its masterfully clashing interiors in Edinburgh, Scotland. Like Edinburgh, the Kuwait hotel will be filled to the brim with objects from the Italian Missoni fashion brand, everything from the coffee cups from which you drink to the decorative pillows you toss off your bed at night. And it's going to have complimentary Maserati chauffeur service from the airport, too. Hellowhen can we check in?
Unfortunately for us, the hotel is in Kuwait, which isn't a destination we get around to very much. Edinburgh is a far easier jaunt, but to allay our curiosity, the Missoni has been kind enough to send along some sneak peek, pre-opening snapshots of the lobby, rooms and other public areas. And of course the gold leather sofas...
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.
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Last we heard, the second of the Missoni Hotels was going to open early— this month. But when we went to feast our eyes upon the new hotel in all its glory we were instead greeted with the words, 'Opening Early 2011... book now!'
Bummer. Way to make us feel like it's Monday, even if it is a holiday-week Tuesday.
With only a few more months to go until the second of the new Missoni Hotels chain opens in Kuwait, we thought we'd check on how things are going with them and their rumored complimentary Maserati limos.
Although previously announced as opening in October in the Symphony Centre development, the Hotel Missoni Kuwait has been moved up to a September debut, well over a year since their first propertyHotel Missoni Edinburghinaugurated the chain in Scotland.
It still feels like just yesterday that we were saying goodnight to Edinburgh, Scotland and climbing into bed under Missoni sheets at the Hotel Missoni Edinburgh, the first of the Italian fashion brand's hotels to open in the world. But now, since they've just opened booking for their second property coming to Kuwait City this October, we'll have to add Kuwait to our itinerary.
This Kuwait Missoni hotel sounds quite lovely, and at $220 per night on average, it better be. In addition to a complimentary minibar, two items laundry, Wifi and in-room movies, its 18 floors with 169 rooms will overlook the Arabian Gulf and benefit from a Choco Cafe, other restaurants, a Six Senses Spa and a large outdoor pool and terrace. Plusplusyour room rate includes free Maserati limo pick-up from the airport. Oh man; Kuwait, here we come!
[Update: The first Missoni Hotel will open in Edinburgh, then Kuwait and never in Dubai. We've changed the story below to reflect that.]
They may have picked the oddest cities for debuting their high-fashion concept properties, but Missoni Hotels is gung-ho to get guests in between their brightly-patterned sheets by the end of this spring.
The first in the line of hotels from Italian fashion brand Missoni will open in Edinburgh, Scotland (of all places) in May 2009. Apparently they think the Scots need a healthy dose of Italian sun and frivolous color.
Think Kuwait and you may think of Desert Storm and burning oil fields. But did you know this little country is becoming a tourist destination?
It has islands with white sand beaches, coral reefs, archaeological sites, museums, horse-racing clubs, festivals, serious shopping, and an amusement park with a haunted castle.
A testament to the success of the country's long-range tourism plan, Staybridge Suites is partnering with Intercontinental Hotels Group to roll out two new hotels -- and this is just one example of the massive outcrop of hotels and hotel chains that are scheduled to open in Kuwait city.