Kempinski Muscat is scheduled to open in the next quarter. Kempinski Muscat is scheduled to open in the next quarter.

New properties will be added to the Middle East and Africa portfolio of Kempinski Hotels in the coming months and throughout 2018.

With two openings in the pipeline and additional projects underway in the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Africa, Kempinski is making significant investments in the region.

“Our hotels in the Middle East and Africa feature some of the most luxurious properties in the Kempinski portfolio and our upcoming openings, including Emerald Palace Kempinski Palm Jumeirah Dubai Hotel and Kempinski Hotel Muscat, are sure to fulfil this brand promise,” said Henk Meyknecht, COO Middle East and Africa.

“At the same time, we are applying increasingly higher standards across our portfolio and, as a result, Kempinski Hotel Ajman will exit the portfolio as of January next year.”

New openings

Kempinski Muscat is located within the community of Al Mouj and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018. The property will have a two-kilometre beach; Oman’s only signature PGA standard 18-hole golf course, designed by Greg Norman; as well as the 400-berth Al Mouj Marina, Oman’s largest private yachting hub.

Next to the Kempinski Hotel Muscat with 310 rooms amongst 40 suites and two presidential suites, each with a private swimming pool, the Kempinski Residences features 77 serviced apartments for long stays and leasings. The property will offer eight restaurants and bars.

Emerald Palace Kempinski Palm Jumeirah will complement the Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, opened in 2011.

Opening in 2018, the hotel will feature 389 rooms and suites. Rooms start at a size of 67m2 which will be the largest rooms in this category on the Palm.

In addition, the Emerald Palace stands out due to the largest indoor swimming pool, with 175m2, as well as the largest private cinema on Palm Jumeirah with a capacity of 80 seats.

The hotel will also feature a 500-m beach and the 3,000m2 Cinq Mondes spa, including 24 treatment rooms and two private spa suites. The hotel hosts six restaurants, including all-day dining; the lobby lounge, pool and beach bar; in-room dining; ‘Mix’, the first restaurant operated by renowned three-Michelin starred chef Alain Ducasse in the UAE; the Italian en vogue restaurant ‘All'onda’ from New York, managed by China Grill Management; ‘Il Riccio’ Beach House & Restaurant, managed by Doğuş Group; and an upcoming lounge/bar.

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