Kempinski Hotels to add another 6,000 rooms to its portfolio

by | 10 Mar 2020 | Chains, Expansions

Martin R. Smura says Kempinski is fully on track with its ambitious hotel openings plan this year. (Photo: Kempinski)

In the next 18 months alone, Kempinski’s will open 15 hotels with 3,888 rooms, says Martin R. Smura, Chief Executive Officer of Kempinski Hotels. 

Martin R. Smura, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the management board of Kempinski Hotels presented the newest project of the luxury hotel group: “I am very proud that in the future we will operate through our joint venture with the Beijing Tourism Group two extraordinary and world-first hotel concepts in the new Universal Beijing Resort: The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and the NUO Resort Hotel – Universal Beijing Resort.”

While the two hotels with 1,200 rooms mark the first phase of the cooperation, another 4,800 rooms will be added at a later stage. The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and NUO Resort – Universal Beijing Resort will position themselves as independent travel destinations and offer a special guest experience through the perfect blend of stylish design and historical-cultural features of China. Guests of both hotels will have direct and exclusive access to the theme park.

The next outstanding hotel opening for Kempinski Hotels is only a few weeks away: With the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, another flagship for the brand will open its doors in May 2020. This second property of Kempinski Hotels in the Thai capital is located in a prime area in the heart of the buzzing city, in the upscale Langsuan neighbourhood and just steps away from the verdant Lumpini Park, and surprises with room sizes starting at 66 sq m.

Integrated spa, wellness and fitness facilities span over 4,000 sq m and three floors of the new hotel offering a unique collection of treatments and advanced therapies. Perched on floor 9, restaurant Flow will offer plant-based cuisine with locally sourced 100% certified organic produce and immerse guests into a nutrition-loaded eating experience.

Starting from May 2020, 7Pines Kempinski Ibiza will open for the season. This will be the first time guests can experience the luxury lifestyle concept following the announcement last autumn of the strategic partnership between 12.18. Investment Group and the hotel group.

The 185 suite resort, nestled on the edge of a pine forest bordering the sea on the west coast of the island, offers the height of laid-back luxury and Ibizan flair. Through the strategic partnership with 12.18. around 20 more hotels will be developed and opened in the near future including a hotel in New York and a resort near Porto Cervo on the island of Sardinia.

Furthermore, the Schlosshotel Fleesensee in the heart of the German Mecklenburg Lake District with 179 rooms and suites and a first-class gastronomy concept as well as Schloss Roxburghe, a 19th-century Scottish manor house, which will have 75 rooms after completion of a separate extension, will add to the portfolio.

“Overall, we are fully on track with our hotel openings – in the next 18 months alone we will open 15 hotels with 3,888 rooms,” says Smura.

With a second and a third hotel on the Caribbean island of Cuba Kempinski Hotels just extended its presence in Havana and in the Americas. While the new Gran Hotel Bristol is located one block from the Capitolio in the UNESCO world heritage site of Old Town Havana, the Cayo Guillermo Resort Kempinski is the first non-all-inclusive beach hideaway in a paradisiac location approximately 500 kilometres east of the Cuban capital.

In the course of the year, the Kempinski Hotel Tbilisi will follow in Georgia with 95 rooms at the foot of the majestic Mtatsminda mountain and an impressive view over the city. Right after, the brand’s first hotel will then open in Israel, The David Kempinski Tel Aviv, in a prominent location on Hayarkon Street and on the vibrant beach promenade. The 32-storey hotel has 250 elegant rooms, including 56 suites with a breathtaking view of the beach and the Mediterranean Sea.

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