When traveling for extended periods of time, we sometimes crave an experience that delivers more than what an average hotel could offer. We love the luxurious amenities, but miss using our favorite brand of shampoo. A hotel’s dining option of five restaurants seems tantalizing at a glance, but after a while all you want is a meal that you can prepare yourself. This phrase rings true for many business travelers who arrive in Kuwait for several months at a time, working on special projects, or even families who ‘winter’ in Kuwait to take advantage of our mild weather and amazing outdoor activities. It’s true. The idea of a five star hotel is initially appealing, but when you’re in town for more than two weeks, you start missing those inimitable comforts of home. Enter the Residence Inn by Marriott Kuwait City, your home away from home in Kuwait.
Upon walking through the doors of the Residence Inn, you’re immediately taken with the main lobby’s understated luxurious décor marked by bespoke oriental touches. The staff eagerly greets you with welcoming smiles, and their uniforms, colorful tunics matched with easygoing jeans, epitomize casual chic. You’ve arrived at Kuwait’s first Apart-hotel, where the rooms are actually more than your typical hotel room—they are suites in every meaning of the word. With a concept that is completely different from the every day notion of a hotel, the Residence Inn offers customers looking for an extended stay in Kuwait a myriad of amenities and options that makes them feel right at home. For newcomers to Kuwait, the Residence Inn serves as the perfect starting point to explore and arrive in a new place.
Located in the heart of the city in Sharq, Kuwait’s corporate hub, project managers flying in from abroad and who like to travel light will benefit from this location’s strong connection points. Whether they are seeking a location that is close to the offices that they will be working at, or if they wish to stay somewhere that is connected to all of Kuwait city’s modern leisure and culture points like Souq Sharq or the Sadu House, the business traveller benefits from both business and pleasure at the Residence Inn. Family travelers arriving from neighboring GCC countries will feel the same way, as the Residence Inn’s ethos echoes with warm hospitality, rather than most corporate driven hotels that deliver a bare and stark aesthetic. If traveling in a large family, you can benefit from connected suites that easily open up to create one large open space that accommodates the entire family.
The suites, and not rooms, are extremely spacious. Business travelers and tourists alike can enjoy staying in the studio apartment like suites that are equipped with anything and everything that they might need. Starting off with the most comfortable double beds, to functioning ironing boards and even pots and pans in the fully equipped kitchens. The suites are well thought out, with separate areas for working, sleeping, eating and relaxing so you feel right at home. One of our favorite highlights, however, has to be the stunning view of the Arabian Gulf that envelops and floods the floor to ceiling windows with light. You’re immediately one with the sea, and can absolutely relax with a book or while working. If you’re looking for a larger space, the Royal and Amiri suites deliver panoramic views, are fitted with the most luxurious finishing such as gold fixtures in the bathrooms and allow families to stay together in one place.
When staying at the Residence Inn, you have a space to completely relax in a social and casual setting. You can stay connected with free Wifi in the lobby or use the Business Center, and they even offer to fill your fridge with whatever you wish. Upon checking in, there’s even a welcome hamper to start off your stay, along with a ‘fill my fridge’ card. Fill out this card with the items of your choice, and upon return to your suite after a day’s work or exploring the city, you will find that your fridge has been fully stocked with the requested items. Such personalized services distinguish this establishment from other places. The Concierge service is completely accommodating, as the experts at the Residence Inn will advise you about where to go out for dinner, where you could find the closest cinema, and much more.
A grab and go market is also available at the restaurant of the hotel, Blendz, and is filled with basic amenities to start of your stay. The restaurant itself, located on the ground floor of the hotel premises is light and airy, as its décor follows the same theme as the main lobby. The Residence Inn also offers its guests complimentary hot breakfast, there’s a fitness center and gym, as well as ample underground parking for long stay guests.
The Residence Inn by Marriott Kuwait City is located in Sharq, Abdullah Saleh Almulla Street. For more information, please visit residenceinnkuwait.com or call 2205 9500 for rates and reservations.