An oasis of 169 candy-colored rooms within an 18-floor tower overlooking Kuwait Bay. Branded, from the towels to the espresso cups; even the bottom of the tiled swimming pool is striped like a Missoni blanket. Higher-grade rooms have furnishings by architectural heavyweights Eero Saarinen and Hans J. Wegner.
The airport-hotel transfer by Maserati strokes your ego; tired muscles can get a warm-honey-and-date wrap followed by a massage at the Six Senses Spa. You may think from the gold, pink, and turquoise decor that you’ve checked into an Easter basket, but the Missoni is in fact an efficient business base. The Wi-Fi is free, the Bang & Olufsen TV has an iPad attachment, and the room-service menu lists some fetching Italian comfort foods (malfatti with ricotta and aubergine; mascarpone ice cream).