Kempinski goes to Jeddah

An artist’s impression of a room at the Kempinski Hotel Jeddah

KEMPINSKI Hotels has been awarded the management contract for a new five star luxury hotel on Jeddah Corniche overlooking the Red Sea.

The first property for the group in Saudi Arabia, Kempinski Hotel Jeddah is expected to open in winter 2010.
The hotel will offer 321 keys, of which 250 will be luxury guest rooms and suites, while the rest will be serviced apartments spread over its 56 floors.
Facilities including luxurious leisure suites, two international restaurants, a wellness centre and spa, fitness centre, swimming pool and a 1000 sq m ballroom. For corporate guests are meetings facilities including fully equipped modern meeting rooms, VIP offices and business suites.
Abdullah Al Issa, managing director of the owning company Mohamad Al Issa & Sons, said. “As a relatively young market in terms of luxury hotels, there is an evident need in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the experience and established five star standards that Kempinski can provide.”
Ulrich Eckhardt, president of Middle East & Africa for Kempinski, said, “This is a significant step up the regional ladder for Kempinski as we continue to venture into new and emerging hospitality markets.”