Kempinski Hotels

Sneak Peek: Hotel Villa Rosa, Nairobi, Kenya

Hotel Villa Rosa will open next month in Nairobi, Kenya, on Chimoro Road in the heart of the city’s commercial center. Designed as a fusion of pan-African and European styles, the 200-room hotel features four restaurants; dining options are Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, and international café cuisine. Kempinski the Spa offers a variety of treatments […]

Sneak Peek: Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara, Kenya

Kempinski Hotels opened its first property in Kenya last month, on the vast Olare Orok wildlife conservancy. The all-inclusive Olare Mara Kempinski, Masai Mara (from $435 per night) can accommodate up to 24 guests in its 12 furnished tents, each with its own private shower and bathtub—and one even has a private plunge pool. The […]

The Stafford London Celebrates the Best of Great Britain

For its 100-year anniversary, Kempinski’s Stafford London hotel has created an over-the-top offer to spend three nights in its duplex or penthouse suite and discover the best Great Britain has to offer, from tailored clothing to jewelry and more. With the hefty price tag of $160,000, the all-inclusive package for two (available through the end […]

Vacation Homes: Parc Place

For most of the 20th century, Switzerland’s Hôtel du Parc was an exclusive retreat for European nobles and other distinguished guests. The Belle Epoque property—set high above Lake Geneva in the Alpine village of Mont Pèlerin—closed as a hotel in 2000, but the landmark is readying to reemerge as a more permanent refuge for an […]

Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

The Saxon ruler Augustus II, or August the Strong, built Dresden’s Taschenbergpalais 300 years ago as a gift to an aristocratic mistress. But in time the woman so annoyed the monarch with her jealousy of his other mistresses that he evicted her and locked her away for life. Allied bombing raids during World War II […]

Bilila Lodge Kempinski

Big and bold like its surroundings, the 74-room Bilila Lodge Kempinski is one of just five non-tented lodges in Tanzania’s 5,700-square-mile Serengeti National Park. The $50 million property, which opened in July, includes all the requisite amenities of a five-star resort—infinity pools, sun decks, a wine cellar, a spa—plus such over-the-top features as a multistory […]

The Leela Palace Kempinski Udaipur

Contemporary design meets royal Rajasthan at the Leela Palace Kempinski Udaipur, an 80-room resort on the banks of northwestern India’s Lake Pichola. Opened in October, the Leela affords views of the lake (and of the marble-walled Taj Lake Palace hotel in the middle of it) from every room. Corbel arches and grand domes accent the […]

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