Priding itself on offering guests innovative experiences, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates unveils The $100 Million Renovation:
Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, has unveiled the refurbished Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates following a 368 million dirhams renovation project designed to cement the hotel’s position as a leading luxury destination for fine dining and leisure in the UAE. The renovation works, which kicked off in January 2012, have united world-class interior designers and architects to create innovative and vibrant concepts capable of attracting customers around the world.
As I was walking around the new face of this hotel, I felt a sense of familiarity, like I always do at every Kempinksi, yet this one has the flare of a new world. Yes, The Poolside is one of my favourites.
The project has seen the refurbishment of all 373 guest rooms and suites, the placement of new state-of-the-art conference and catering facilities, the opening of three new restaurants and lounges, Olea, Salero Tapas & Bodega and Noir, the re-launch of Aspen by Kempinski – the hotel’s luxury lobby lounge, and the enhancement of the hotel lobby.
The final phase of this renovation programme has launched 20 re-designed luxury Aspen Chalets overlooking Ski Dubai that are now open for guests to indulge in!
Simon Barlow, Chief Executive Officer of Hotels at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, commented: “Connected to the award-winning Mall of the Emirates, the Kempinski Hotel is the most successful hotel investment projects for Majid Al Futtaim.
In line with our vision to create great moments for everyone, every day and to remain at the top in Dubai’s evolving and highly competitive luxury hotel sector, we always embrace the very latest in design, technology and architecture. We continue to demonstrate commitment to keep all our hotels fresh and relevant through ongoing investment, innovation and property renovation. We believe the refurbishment will not only provide our guests with a new level of experience but Dubai with a new luxury landmark.”
The renovated guest rooms combine warm and natural tones with components that characterise the adjoining slopes of Ski Dubai, as well as darker metallic colours that typify the Dubai city skyline and its glistering lights. The simple, elegant designs of the guest rooms, bathrooms and meeting rooms are complemented by original, regional artworks that showcase the Middle East’s dynamic and diverse culture.
Each guest room has also been equipped with the latest smart technology and media hubs that with the touch of an iPad, allows guests to control their television, order room service, make a restaurant reservation, book a spa treatment and access Mall of the Emirates information and promotions.
General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Grant Ruddiman, added: “Our key priority during the refurbishment programme was to maintain our guests’ convenience in line with the Kempinski Hotel unique and world-class services. We are looking forward to our new and returning guests visiting to experience our crisp and modern new look and innovative outlets and facilities.”
New restaurant, Olea ( probably the best Levantine food I’ve ever been served ), presents authentic Levantine cuisine and a complete Levant dining experience that will delight all the senses. It proudly boasts passionate and knowledgeable Levant chefs who adopt traditional cooking methods and present signature dishes in a dazzling tableside presentation. While Salero Tapas & Bodega – a trendy, Spanish authentic tapas restaurant, offers a warm contemporary atmosphere with a combination of tapas as well as a wide selection of paellas and fresh seafood specialties prepared by world renowned chefs.
Noir, a cocktail lounge, has also opened its doors earlier last month presenting an intriguing, chic and sophisticated new nightspot in Dubai. The outlet features rich eclectic artworks sourced from around the world hanging above dark plush furnishings and luxe fixtures, a plush VIP blue room, an ambient lounge and an outdoor terrace with a stunning view across the city.
Conveniently located adjacent to the hundreds of shops at the award-winning Mall of the Emirates, and close to the city’s most prominent business addresses, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates’ is also the perfect place to host a convention, training seminar, product launch or celebratory event or reception.
As part of the refurbishment, multi-use spaces for pre-function, breakout, boardrooms and meeting rooms have been equipped with with state-of-the-art AV equipment and high-speed internet. Conference and meeting rooms have also been naturally lit to improve aesthetics and encourage greater focus and alertness.
Aside from the well-polished amenities, the Staff I have to say bring light into this whole Billion dollar manor. They really do their homework of understanding who you are, and anticipate what you may need next, before even asking for it.
That to me is 7-stars!
The renovated Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is set to provide new levels of luxury hospitality.