A first for the Jordanian hospitality industry

A first for the Jordanian hospitality industry


HN talks to Mark Timbrell, General Manager of Kempinski Amman, Jordan about the current and future of the Jordanian hospitality sector.

I joined the team at Kempinski Hotel Amman last July, near the end of a three-year construction period. A brand new conference and events centre adjoining the hotel will be launched in the first quarter of 2019 and this ‘state of the art facility’ with over 14,000 sqm of built up area will be a ‘one of a kind’ venue in the capital city for large conferences, exhibitions, weddings, social events, receptions, concerts and product launches. The grand ballroom of 1,000 sqm is complemented with a 760 sqm multi-purpose hall, 3 panoramic meeting rooms of 185 sqm and an open air terrace of 650 sqm. Artfully connected to the existing 12 meeting rooms, the 278 room hotel will be defined by its superb selection of large and small meeting space in the years ahead, setting it apart from the competition in Amman.

Pertaining to Amman’s hospitality sector, the market has been waiting for just such a facility as the demand for high quality meeting and exhibition space is steadily increasing. There is a hunger in Amman for a conference centre that can meet the needs of large events without the need to shuttle delegates to the Dead Sea. There is a healthy demand from conference organisers, wedding planners, corporations, government and Non-Governmental Organisations that the hotel will help satisfy in the years ahead. The quality of the construction and design, the well-studied acoustics and the highest quality of in-built audio-visual are clear attractions. A whole new team of experts are being assembled to operate the venues and deliver a beautiful Kempinski performance for our guests.

Such superb facilities, now available for the first time in Amman, are a positive edition to the quality brands already operating in Jordan and will for sure help in attracting more business to this spectacular destination. The Jordan Tourism Board is working tirelessly to promote the country and a new conference and event centre in the capital will surely add to and complement the portfolio of products on offer.


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