HOTEL WEEK: Kempinski adds two landmark hotels in Dubai

Kempinski Hotels has doubled its footprint in Dubai after signing a partnership with Abu Dhabi National Hotels to rebrand two iconic properties. On Jan. 1, the Kempinski flag was hoisted above Kempinski The Boulevard Dubai and Kempinski Central Avenue Dubai, formerly Address Boulevard and Address Dubai Mall respectively. The addition of these two landmark properties to the Kempinski portfolio significantly expands the brand’s presence in Dubai, which was one of the best-performing destinations worldwide for the luxury hotel group in 2023.

“This important milestone marks an enormous step forward for Kempinski and cements our role as one of the dominant luxury hotel brands in the Middle East (and) one of the first luxury hotel companies to secure a foothold in the United Arab Emirates in the late 1990s…” says René Nijhof, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kempinski S.A. “Following a record year of performance, we will continue to grow our portfolio across the region in 2024 and beyond.”

Rising 72 storeys high, Kempinski The Boulevard Dubai is a beacon of luxury in the heart of Downtown Dubai, steps from attractions including Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. The urban resort is home to 198 well-appointed rooms and suites and a collection of elegant residences, with neutral tones contemporary décor, details have been designed to create a sophisticated and homely environment, with fine furnishings, original artworks and technological innovations that complement spectacular views.

Elevating the hotel restaurant concept to new heights, guests will be welcomed into a collection of beautiful dining rooms, where modern brasserie-style cuisine is served in The Living Room, The Kitchen, The Collection Room, and The Dining Room, as well as several private dining areas for intimate gatherings and an open-air terrace.

A 760-sq-m spa offers rejuvenating treatments, including clay wraps, hammams and signature experiences in the salt and steam rooms. Outside, three swimming pools dotted with palm trees offer an oasis of greenery, while the kids’ club has an immersive program of games and learning experiences to keep junior jetsetters busy.

Kempinski Hotel Central Avenue Dubai

Steps away, Kempinski Hotel Central Avenue Dubai with its 245 luxurious rooms and suites is conveniently connected to The Dubai Mall, where luxury brands from around the world are gathered alongside smart dining concepts, an impressive aquarium, indoor ice-rink, and a glittering gold souk.

Rooms, suites, and residences embody a sense of understated elegance, with pared-back design and muted tones accented with artworks, ambient lighting, and touchpad technology controls. Each one boasts its own private balcony affording stellar views of Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa or the city skyline.

Innovative dining venues offer a selection of culinary styles, from modern Middle Eastern cuisine, afternoon tea to home-style international dining, and an award-winning spa offers a selection of signature rituals and treatments designed to enhance wellbeing.

“These two landmark hotels embody a sense of modern Arabian luxury and timeless European elegance,” says René Nijhof. “Kempinski has been present in the Middle East for more than 26 years and it remains one of the most dynamic and exciting parts of the world for us. With these new additions to the constellation and a strong pipeline in the region, we reassert our reputation as a trusted partner in the Middle East and around the globe.”

In addition to the two new properties, Dubai is home to Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah. When it opens in 2025, Kempinski Residences The Creek Dubai will become the first standalone Kempinski private residences in the region.

Ed. note: Still to come during Hotel Week: The Savoy, London. Previous: Hard Rock, Accor, Jumeirah.

First published at Travel Industry Today


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