Kempinski set to open first resort in Kuwait
Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, the world's oldest luxury hotel group, will open its first property in Kuwait later this year.The five star Kempinski Julai'a Resort is situated in the up-market district of Al'Julai, 40 minutes south of Kuwait City, secluded amid landscaped gardens with a private beach, offering lavish accommodation comprising of 56 luxury hotel rooms and 77 individual villas, the group said. The hotel has 44 deluxe rooms, set over two floors in a circular configuration, with pool views. Its 12 suites have sea and pool views with enhanced room amenities. The interior design will draw on local culture and there will be a variety of restaurants including fine dining and traditional Arabic cuisine, the group said. The villas will be rented out as part of the hotel operation and will feature several types of accommodation including four-bedroom beachside villas and smaller garden villas. All will have private parking as well as fitted kitchens and deluxe amenities. A 600 sq m designer health and wellness centre offering a gymnasium, treatment rooms, sauna and hamam, will be complimentary to guests with membership available to local residents. Additional leisure facilities will include a diving centre, water-sports, swimming pools, entertainment centre, squash courts, shops and land sports such as bicycles and quad-biking. A comprehensive range of conference facilities is planned to fill the current gap in the resort market in this region. The proposed facility will be split into two areas: a multi-purpose event hall featuring a cinema and a selection of smaller meeting rooms (50 people) customised with advanced training tools.