Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana – Opening 2014

The new five-star Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, set to open in mid 2013 will be home to 269 rooms, including 22 luxury suites and two Presidential Suites, and will combine the finest of European hotel traditions with classic African hospitality. It will also boast of three restaurants, a lobby café with outdoor seating, a cocktail bar and 7,000sqm of retail space. The 3,000 sqm Resense Spa will offer 10 treatment rooms, a hair & beauty salon, health club, yoga studio, organic food bar, 25-metre outdoor pool, two racquetball courts and two tennis courts.

Adjacent to the Accra International Conference Centre, State House and National Theatre and with other commercial and Government buildings nearby, the hotel will create a focal point for Accra Gold Coast City. It will set new standards for luxury, quality and service across all of West Africa. In line with this, the hotel is currently developing key local partnerships that will help make the many hidden gems of Accra available to guests.

Accommodation: Inspired by the warmth of the African sun, each room will feature beautiful hardwood floors, luxuriant textiles and carefully selected artwork that celebrates the heritage and colours of Ghana. Rooms and suites will be spacious and 137 of the Deluxe Rooms will have their own balconies. The large bathrooms will feature rain shower sections and separate toilets. In the suites, guests will find toiletries designed and produced exclusively for Kempinski by the revered Paris parfumier, Blaise Mautin. Every room will have complimentary WiFi, interactive TV, an in-room safe, a private bar and individual climate control.

Resense Spa: Combining modern and traditional design, art, music, therapies and bathing, Resense recalls the grandeur of European Baroque.  The Resense Spa at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City will transport guests to a place of sophisticated relaxation, finished in a range of rich, natural tones, from gold mosaics to natural stone and warm wood. Encompassing a total of 3,000 square metres, including the pool area, the spa invites guests across a dramatic threshold into a lounge with the atmosphere of a chic private members’ club. Inspired by European traditions of wellness, Resense realigns the spa experience from a focus on Zen-inspired pampering toward healing of the body and stimulation of the mind. The spa menu, based on traditional European treatments, has been chosen for its healing power and efficacy. The Resense bathing “kur” combines ancient Roman bathing traditions with a holistic approach of natural therapies. A combination of steam, heat, water and soap massage, this experience is the centre of the spa from which all emanates.

Food & Beverage: The hotel will feature a range of distinctive restaurants and bars, catering for all tastes and occasions. The Papillon Brasserie, named after the distinctive form of its architecture, will feature a lively, sophisticated buffet with live cooking stations as well as an à la carte menu. Flooded with light from the large windows, the Papillon interior will be finished in rich, warm colours of teak, walnut, black marble, copper and leather. Of the 272 seats, 95 will be outside, to complement the 26 poolside loungers and 50 lounge seats of the Papillon Pool Lounge. The Gallery Lounge will be an ideal meeting place for coffee, light snacks and afternoon tea, as well as pre-dinner and late-night drinks. Spacious and luxuriously furnished, and with live music in the afternoon and early evening, this will be a place to soak up the atmosphere – to see and be seen. The Gallery Bar will be open all day, but will come to life primarily in the evening. This will be a “fine drinking” experience, specialising in premium drinks and the best of European mixology. A refined spot for meeting and relaxing, The Gallery Bar will have a special ambience of its own. Showcasing a variety of carefully selected works of art, decoration and furniture, these spaces will recreate the elegant air of a metropolitan bar. The Cedar Garden is an outside space, accessible from both the lounge and bar areas, and will feature both a courtyard patio and grassed area. Taking inspiration from Accra’s Lebanese community, the menu will include shisha, mezzeh and Lebanese coffee.

Conference & Banqueting: Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City will offer all the advanced event and conferencing facilities one expects of a major international hotel, to meet the needs of today’s business guests. The hotel’s ballroom will be the largest and most luxurious in West Africa. Covering 960sqm, divided between three areas including a 50sqm built-in stage and a foyer. The hotel’s fully equipped 1,750 sqm Conference Centre will include state of the art audio visual equipment managed seamlessly with touch panel technology. The hotel will have six meeting rooms and will include two especially luxurious boardroom-style meeting rooms on the second floor, equipped with cutting-edge technology such as touch panels built into the tables.