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Kempinski Dead Sea joins Virtouso

The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan’s stunning Babylonian-inspired resort has recently joined Virtuoso, the worlds leading luxury travel network.  Gateway to many of the Middle East’s natural wonders and historical sites, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea provides 5 star luxury and service on the shores of one of the most famous bodies of water in the world.

“The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea prides itself on offering one of the most unique and luxurious guest experiences in Jordan” said Duncan O’Rourke, General Manager, Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea “Joining the Virtuoso network has given us direct access to international luxury travel clientele and therefore we can now promote both the hotel and the Dead Sea as a high end destination in the global market.”


Cited as Jordan’s ‘Resort of the Year’ in the 2006 Grumpy Gourmet Awards and nominated for other international awards in it pre-opening stage, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar is already being recognised as the premier resort destination in the region. With a total of 318 rooms and suites, the resort is comprised of the exclusive Ishtar Villas, a newly opened Arabesque style building, nine restaurant and bars and the boutique Anantara Spa, which will expand to become the largest holistic spa in the Middle East by the end of 2007.



Inspired by ancient Babylonian architecture, the hotel is built in carved Jerusalem stone and features gardens dotted with lagoons, waterfalls and private pools, ancient olive trees and bamboo palms provide guests with absolute privacy in a serene and exclusive setting.


Each room or suite features luxurious contemporary décor and outdoor balcony or patio with uninhibited views over the Dead Sea. For the private-jet set, the 20,000-square foot Ishtar Royal Villa includes three bedrooms, a private infinity pool, a private butler and its own series of gardens and private beach. Two luxurious penthouses ranging from 1000 to 1600 square feet provide an elite rooftop haven for discerning guests.


Complimentary amenities include free mini bar, high speed wireless internet, local newspaper, exclusive Dead Sea bathroom products, VIP welcome tray, daily fruit and water supplies, kids VIP welcome pack, and farewell Ishtar gift. Also available for a charge are laptops, iPods and full butler services.


Already a popular retreat for the international glitterati including actress Renee Zellwegger and Her Highness Queen Rania of Jordan, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is poised to welcome the world’s most discerning travellers through the Virtuoso network.