Kempinski Hotels will add two properties to its portfolio in the Middle East and Africa in 2018, as it continues to strengthen its foothold in the region’s luxury segment with a portfolio revamp.
With two openings in the pipeline and additional projects underway in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Africa, Kempinski is making significant investments in prestige properties in the region.
“Our hotels in the Middle East and Africa feature some of the most iconic luxury properties in the Kempinski portfolio and our upcoming openings, including Emerald Palace Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Dubai Hotel and Kempinski Hotel Muscat, are sure to fulfill this brand promise,” said Henk Meyknecht, COO, Middle East and Africa. “At the same time, we are applying increasingly higher standards across our portfolio and, as a result, Kempinski Hotel Ajman will exit the portfolio as of January next year.”
In line with the long-term vision for Middle East and Africa, Kempinski targets operating luxury hotels in each key city within the GCC.
Kempinski Hotel Muskat will open in Oman in Q1 2018. Amenities will include a white sandy beach; Oman’s only signature PGA standard 18-hole golf course, designed by Greg Norman; as well as the 400-berth Al Mouj Marina, Oman’s largest private yachting hub. Next to the Kempinski Hotel Muscat with 310 rooms amongst 40 suites and two presidential suites, each with a private swimming pool, the Kempinski Residences will feature 77 serviced apartments for long stays and leasings. Eight unique restaurants and bars will also be a feature.
Emerald Palace Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Dubai will open in the UAE in Q2 2018. The palace hotel will feature 389 rooms and suites. Amenities will include an indoor swimming pool; a private sandy beach, Cinq Mondes Spa; and the largest private cinema on Palm Jumeirah with a capacity of 80 seats, according to the company. The hotel will offer six exclusive culinary experiences, including all-day dining; the lobby lounge, pool and beach bar; in-room dining; Mix, the first restaurant operated by renowned Three-Michelin starred chef Alain Ducasse in the UAE; the Italian en vogue restaurant All’onda from New York, managed by China Grill Management; Il Riccio Beach House & Restaurant, managed by Doğuş Group; and an upcoming lounge/bar.
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