We've been running a conference here this week and generally it's fine - lovely views, good range of restaurants, although it's hard to get the bedroom comfortably cool. However, their wireless access system allocates your room a numeric password on arrival and - if there happens to be some error, like maybe the wrong number is typed into the system, there appears to be NO WAY of simply - and obviously - giving you a new code. (By the way this is not an fault in the guest's computer, as any wireless device trying to use the combination of room and code gets access to the server but a 'wrong code' error prevents log-in) There have been a couple of frustrating sessions of staff trying to get the code to work, calling reception, calling the provider helpdesk, being coached over the phone to set up a temporary 'fix' to link the IP address to the provider... It's a pity, because - while polite - none of the staff seem clear on why it happens or how to apply a longer term solution. Oh, well - remember it's a great view to watch while you wait to get on with your work.....
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- Rediscover Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, as the city's long-standing landmark re-emerges, transformed. Conceived over 2 decades ago by the ruling Royal family of Abu Dhabi, the hotel retains its distinctive avant garde exterior, that resembles an eye when seen from above. Strategically located in the heart of the city's commercial district, the hotel is within a 20 minute drive to all areas of Abu Dhabi and just a walk away from major corporations, shopping, parks and the Corniche. Curious minds are awakened by the Arrival Artwork as guests enter and discover the Hub, Le Meridien's re-interpretation of the traditional hotel lobby, where they are immediately transported into a stimulating space. Recently renovated, the hotel's redesign is inspired by both its European roots and its local heritage. Curated art in the hotel inspires a new perspective and discovery continues at check-in with Unlock Art, where guests receive a limited-edition room key designed exclusively by an LM100 artist, which also allows guests to receive exclusive benefits at a local cultural institution. The 202 spacious guest rooms and 74 lavish suites reveal the city's skyline and coast with panoramic views and feature contemporary, chic design and Le Meridien signature beds. The hotel's transformation also made it the culinary destination in the city, providing a fresh palate of tastes, including the first Jean-Georges Restaurant- Market Kitchen, the city's only revolving lounge bar and grill - Stratos- with 360 degree views of Abu Dhabi, coffee culture brought to life with Illy and the only authentic Irish pub - PJ O Reilly's- in the city. The hotel boasts 10 restaurants and bars offering best in class culinary exploration. With 8 meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 1,300 attendees, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi's conference facilities provide ample room to encourage creative interaction and forward thinking. ... more less
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