Kempinski Announces Two New Projects

Luxury hotel group signs management contracts in Mali and Dead Sea.

Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, has signed two exciting new management contracts.

The first is for a leisure resort in Jordan, owned by the United Saudi Jordanian Hotels & Tourism Company, to open in December 2003. The resort, now under construction, is situated 50 km west of Amman on a 25-acre site, with direct access to the shores of the Dead Sea.

The Kempinski Ishtar Resort Hotel & Spa will comprise three sections set amidst gardens, lagoons, winding rivers, waterfalls and private pools. The Royal Wing will house two VIP Royal Villas and Suite clusters totaling 44 large units. The Resort Wing will offer 90 spacious Executive Club Rooms and Suites, while the Central Pavilion will include restaurants and theme bars with live entertainment and private dining rooms.

There will be two outdoor garden bars (to service the beach and pool) and day dining restaurants in the gardens. The designer Wellness Spa & Sport Centre has its own 3000 m? building including outdoor whirlpools, treated mud & fresh Dead Sea water floating pools, tennis and squash courts.
A further 280 deluxe bedrooms & suites plus more specialty theme restaurants and lounges with an extended Ballroom and conference facilities will open in December 2004.


The second is a new-build hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali, in Central Africa.
The new hotel will open on April 1st 2003 and the owner is the Société Malienne d’H™tellerie.

The Kempinski Le Farouk Hotel will have 95 rooms and suites, four food and beverage outlets, 24 hour room service, a fully flexible ballroom and extensive leisure facilities including swimming pool, children’s pool and playground, health club and landscaped gardens.

Kempinski Hotels & Resorts will actively target the business travel market, especially international guests, as the hotel will be the first in the city to be managed by an international group.

Kempinski Hotels & Resorts` prestigious portfolio comprises over 30 luxurious properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia and Australia. Each offers superior standards of service combined with a distinctive style that reflects the individuality of the property and it`s location.

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