Kempinski Hotels announced that the worldwide expansion of its portfolio of luxury hotels brings exciting new destinations to Middle East travellers. Travellers from the region have long loved Kempinski’s iconic hotels in top destinations such as Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and the UAE. From the newly opened Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi and Olare Mara Kempinski in the Masai Mara, Kenya to the Hotel Des Mille Collines by Kempinski in Kigali, Rwanda, Kempinski now offers the same luxury loyal guests are used to in Europe, in unexplored destinations in Africa.
Commenting on Kempinski’s expansion into places such as Kinshasa and Accra, as well as Beirut, Cairo, Beijing, Avsar Koc, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for India, & Africa, Kempinski Hotels, said, “The Middle East is a key market for us because people here love to travel. Some of the world’s most famous explorers came from this region and we’re here to introduce some exciting new hotels in Africa, as well as opportunities to rediscover some our best hotels Europe and Asia with special summer offers.”
The region is not only an important outbound travel market for Kempinski, the hotels in the region bring in more than 1/3 of Kempinski’s total revenues.
Mr. Koc added, “Kempinski has maintained its position as the world’s leading European luxury hotel brand for more than a century. Operating in the since 1998, Kempinski properties such as Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai contribute a significant source of profit to our company. With six new properties opening in the Middle East in next two years, we are confident we will continue to see strong results from this region.”
The announcement was made during the Saudi Arabian leg of Kempinski’s annual Road Show. Eighteen international properties, including those enjoying high visitor traffic from Saudi guests such as the Hotel Vier Jaherszeiten Kempinski Munich, Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Marbella, Palais Hansen Kempinski in Vienna, and the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul, presented special travel packages for the upcoming summer travel season. These included packages and services tailored to the needs of the guest such as large family-friendly room configurations, complimentary Kids Club activities, high-end spa packages and special halal menus.
The road show started in Jeddah and will move on to Riyadh, Al Khobar, Bahrain and Doha and will conclude in Kuwait.
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