Kempinski for Dubai launch

Kempinski’s Ulrich Eckhardt with Peter Walichnowski of Majid Al Futtaim Investments

Kempinski Hotels and Resorts has been awarded the management contract for a unique hotel at Majid Al Futaim Investments’ Mall of the Emirates on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. This is Kempinski’s first hotel in Dubai and will open in September 2005, at the same time as the Mall.

The five-star Kempinski Resort Mall of the Emirates will feature over 400 suites. These include 24 prestigious duplex ski chalets offering unprecedented views over the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort, featuring one of the world’s longest indoor ski slopes and a snow play area where children can experience winter with real snow, which will make the hotel a tourist destination itself.
The 48,000 sq m hotel will take pride of place at the forefront of the mall with views of the Arabian Gulf. It will offer guests a total leisure experience with a state-of-the-art health club, including an Ayurveda wellness centre, swimming pool and tennis courts. Among the hotel’s conference facilities are 12 inter-connecting meeting rooms with up-to-date  digital facilities and private meeting rooms.
The Mall of the Emirates will include shopping, leisure and entertainment space, the largest single-level Carrefour hypermarket in the Middle East, two major department stores, a 14-screen multiplex cinema with VIP facilities and several F&B outlets. It will be the biggest mall outside North America.