Dead Sea MICE facilities on show

An Ishtar Suite

At this year’s ILTM the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan, plans to showcase its new meeting, conference and banqueting facilities, which were opened in November.

Already known for its wellness and leisure facilities, the property will now be able to cater to the MICE market and offer a combination of packages and amenities.
Positioned in the resort’s striking Arabesque main building, the new facilities include a ballroom accommodating 800 guests and an auditorium seating 216.
“With the conference facilities up and running, we are in a strong position to accommodate the growing MICE industry in Jordan. We offer organizers an extensive portfolio of services in a luxurious setting, with extravagant amenities and state-of-the-art technology,” said regional director and general manager, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, Duncan O’Rourke.
The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar recently co-hosted the World Economic Forum which saw representatives from around the world, in both the public and private sectors, discuss the global economic agenda. 
“An event of such caliber, gathering the industry leaders in business, politics, media and academia, could only be held in a place suited to the profile of its guests. This property was the perfect choice to suit the needs and requirements for such a forum. It was a great honour for us, and it gave us the opportunity to showcase our capacity to host a world-class event,” added O’Rourke.  
The hotel is working with the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre to assure future events of this status are hosted in the region.

Also being highlighted at ILTM is the 10,000-sqm Anatara Spa, due to open early February 2008.  One of the largest in the Middle East, it will have 20 treatment rooms, all with views of the Dead Sea, a multi-functional studio plus outdoor therapy lounges, 28 spa suites, Hammam pools, an ice cave, Ayurveda, Asian therapies and local salt and mud treatments.