Le Meridien makes our 10th wedding anniversary extra special

When service is as good as it is at the Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Hotel, it really helps make a special occasion extra special.

The following story may inspire you to try this hotel out…

I booked a table on the beach for a moonlit dinner for my wife and I on January 2, 2007 (it doesn’t seem that long ago!), and told one of the chefs, Pravin, exactly what I wanted for each of the courses. My wife had no idea of my plans which made it all a wonderful surprise for her.

On the morning of Jan 2 we looked out of our hotel window to see “Happy 10th Anniversary Mr & Mrs Payne” written on the beach…

beach-message

It was still there after breakfast…

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We had a fabulous meal in the evening, with flickering torches around us, and the sound of the sea just yards away. The superb house band, The Jatoba Quartet, came and played for us. They knew so many songs what we asked for our favourites and they played and sang them…

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Maher, the pastry chef, made us a cake earlier in the day…

Maher

…which we had at the end of the meal…

dessert

We went back to our room to find a trail of petals leading to our bed, and a beautiful message on the bed itself…

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The hotel staff made this an extra-special day for us, and Catherine and I are very grateful for all their efforts that day.