Baku, September 1st, 2011
Kempinski opens a major 5-star hotel in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan Download Press Release
“A beautiful marriage of age-old Azeri hospitality and Kempinski’s sophisticated European flair.”
The recent ribbon-cutting ceremony by H.E. Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, for the opening of the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku marks a significant and perfectly timed entry of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel operator into the burgeoning capital of Azerbaijan.
The Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku is a gleaming addition to the fast-growing portfolio of Kempinski city hotels, a city resort offering outstanding facilities for businessmen, leisure travellers and families alike.
The all-new Badamdar Complex, situated in the heart of Badamdar district in Baku, is located 25 kms from Baku international airport, 10 minutes from the Parliament Building and 10 minutes from the renowned Baku Boulevard with its nearby glamorous international designer boutiques. The stand-out, soaring blue and white architecture incorporates traditional Azeri details, and has magnificent public areas.
The 280 expertly designed and appointed rooms and suites offer guests the last word in comfort, and present some truly dramatic views, on one side a rolling landscape, and on the other metropolitan Baku – authentic Azerbaijan.
The suites are equal to the amazing views – the singular Royal Residence Suite is rightly named, boasting an interior and appointments fit for a modern monarch; perhaps no less dramatic is the Presidential Suite; and there are four King Suites similarly designed for prestige entertaining.
The hotel is graced with 4 first-class restaurants and 5 bars and cafés, allowing guests a comprehensive choice of international and local cuisine, including in the hotel itself the all-day informal Badamdar restaurant, the opulent Golden Cage for Azeri fine dining, an Irish pub serving traditional bar food, and a chill-out summer terrace. In the retail and entertainment complex there is the very hip and cool seventies-style N-Joy Café, and the laid-back Waikiki Bar for long tropical drinks.
The highlight of the complex is the spa centre, absolutely second to none in Baku: spread across a massive 3,500 square metres of floor space, guests can exercise and indulge themselves in a world of wellness: an oversized indoor pool, beauty treatments & massages, fitness studio, sauna and hamaam, relaxation area, as well as a pool bar.
Adjacent to the spa centre is a multi-level aqua park with swimming pool, whirlpool, kid’s pool and fun slides, perfect for the family and stressed-out businessmen.
A much-appreciated and much talked about feature of the Badamdar Complex is the entertainment and retail centre covering 5,000 square metres; guests and visitors can be assured of a wonderful experience; there are three levels of shopping space answering to all the needs of international travellers and the local community; there is one level of entertainment offering billiards, bowling and an ice skating rink, as well as restaurants and bars – a world of fun.
For those guests who prefer a secluded stay in the utmost privacy, the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku also has 37 Kempinski-serviced luxurious residences. Housed in a 14-floor tower, the fully furnished residences vary in size from 60 to more than 200 square metres with one, two or three bedrooms. The elegantly designed interiors boast exquisite fabrics, new-century amenities, and superbly equipped kitchens.
A world-class conference centre has been designed to offer international corporations an assured means of presenting themselves in an impressive manner to Azerbaijan’s steadily growing business community.
With its outstanding conference facilities, events at the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku are set to be the talk of the town. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 people, offering a prestigious venue for galas, cocktail receptions and weddings. For corporate conferences and presentations the Auditorium can accommodate up to 500 people. The 19 meeting rooms and 36 fully furnished offices are ideal for round-table meetings and high-level boardroom discussions; of course they are equipped not only with twenty-first century technology, they also come with the renowned Kempinski business support and discreet European service.
Reto Wittwer, Kempinski President and CEO, says that, “We are very proud to enter Azerbaijan with the opening of the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku, and we have further plans for the capital. The new hotel is set to unite the best of Kempinski – the highest levels of service, unique location and a remarkable European flair – with a keen admiration for Azeri culture and traditions.”
About Kempinski Hotels:
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 64 five-star hotels in 28 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage.
The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA): the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.
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