Hotel Missoni Kuwait will be the second to open in a portfolio of boutique hotels born of the collaboration between two prestigious global brands and market leaders. Missoni, a legendary Italian fashion house whose designs have influenced haute couture and retail since the late 1950s, and the Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hoteliers, sealed a creative alliance in 2006 and have already opened Hotel Missoni Edinburgh. Their mission is no less than to redefine the lifestyle hotel and within a few years, this exciting hospitality brand will have opened new luxury hotels in Oman and Brazil.
Missoni Creative Director Rosita Missoni has personally overseen the Hotel Missoni project with Rezidor CEO Kurt Ritter. The hotels present a blend of the timelessly elegant aesthetic which Missoni designs have showcased since Rosita and her husband Vittorio established the company, and the peerless luxury and quality of service with which Rezidor Hotels have become synonymous. Their promise is to “dress” their guests’ experience and cater to their needs in such unparalleled style and comfort that they leave with the sensation of having been immersed in the sheer sensory pleasure of a fashion house, and embraced by the warmth of a traditional Italian family. When staying with the extraordinary Missonis at their hotels, these experiences are one and the same.
Inspired by the brilliant planes of bold color that meet at Kuwait, where desert and sea glide colossally against one another, Rosita Missoni and her team present an interior motif of breathtaking simplicity - gold, beige and turquoise. Located in the Symphony Center, downtown Kuwait City’s exclusive boutique and lifestyle center, Hotel Missoni Kuwait’s 169 luxurious rooms and suites will spread over eighteen floors and all offer spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf glittering below. Featuring interpretations of the hotel’s brilliantly simple color motif in classic Missoni prints and fabrics, the rooms and suites have been carefully designed around the needs of the modern traveler, with state of the art entertainment and technological facilities, and bathroom linens, robes and amenities created exclusively by Missoni.
Guests are invited to take in the timeless design pieces that are displayed throughout the hotel, some taken from Rosita’s own collection, including Hans J Wegner’s Wishbone Chair, and will also notice the homeliness and delicately sophisticated branding of the Hotel Missoni trademark. These enormous urns will feature a unique mosaic that reflects both the setting of each Hotel Missoni and the motif with which Missoni has interpreted it - at Missoni Edinburgh the urns welcome guests to the lobby, and reflect the classic Georgian chic of the city with a black and white tiled design.
This rare sense of homely luxury and comfortable chic will run throughout the hotel, and none less than at Cucina, Missoni’s principal restaurant. Located on the First floor and with capacity for 106 diners, Cucina operates on the principal that the kitchen is the beating heart of an Italian home. From breakfast until late, an array of sumptuous and authentic seasonal Italian cuisine, created by top chefs using the finest, freshest ingredients, will be served on original Missoni china and glassware in the open kitchen, which itself will create a wonderfully intimate and inclusive atmosphere.
Coffee is almost a national obsession in Italy, and one that guests will be able to experience first-hand at Choco Café´s combination of espresso and a similarly sophisticated penchant for chocolate. Guests will be able to meet either inside this cool lounge spot or relax on the expansive forty-person capacity terrace outside. Breathtaking Gulf views from the eighteenth floor complement the lively atmosphere of the Luna restaurant, which will serve an enervating fusion of Arabic-oriental and Mediterranean cuisine with flavorsome Italian touches to a capacity of 101.
Run by the global leisure brand Six Senses, The Hotel Missoni Spa will cover an area of 1326 square meters, providing steam rooms, saunas, hammams and relaxation areas, and offering state of the art exercise equipment. In trademark style and overlooking the Gulf from the Second floor terrace, the luxury pool will feature the signature Missoni stripe, and is sure to become one of world’s most glamorous pools.
With this gorgeous view in mind, it is here that we return to the epic simplicity of ocean, desert and sun - to gold, beige and turquoise.
- Ben Stewart
Hotel Missoni Kuwait
Address: Symphony Centre, Arabian Gulf Street
Tel: 965 2577 0000 Reserve Online
Hotel Missoni Kuwait