Dubai, March 2013; The lush lawns of the Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah were the ideal setting for Ahlan!'s legendary Hot 100 party on March 6th. The party celebrates the release of the annual Ahlan! Hot 100 people list that includes visionaries, entrepreneurs, trendsetters and unsung heroes.
Walking the red carpet into the stunning venue under the glittering palm trees at Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, were Hot 100ers like Miss World Australia Jessica Kahawaty, Splash and Iconic CEO Raza Beig, DJ David C Craig, top comedian Nitin Mirani, and all-round stylista and gallery manager Minna Apostolovich. Also partying the night away was British reality TV starlet Kerry Katona, who’s in town on holiday with her new man George Kay.
Guests stuck stylishly to the party colours of black, white and red and enjoyed the expansive setting which wrapped around the pool and spread on to the beach. Kempinski’s award-winning Culinary Director, Deff Haupt kept the party-goers coming back for more at each of the gourmet food stations. Brunello’s signature tortellini with spinach, truffles and parmesan, was a big hit with the fashionable crowd, as well as the Argentinian style BBQ beef with peppercorn sauce that is the mainstay of the property’s ever-popular beach BBQs.
A huge photo wall that showed off shots of the Hot 100 was a must-visit spot for all the guests, with many of those on the list getting happy snaps with their professional shot on the wall. Ice sculptures and creative culinary presentations around the hotel's grounds added to the wow effect.
Keeping revellers entertained were Cirque-style entertainment production Tiki, jazz duo Skin Tight, pianist Danielle Booysen, 5-piece rock band Flipside and DJ Tony P. And providing plenty of soulful tunes was UK soul singer Angie Brown – the songstress behind the top 10 hit I’m Gonna Get You with Bizarre Inc. Dozens of lucky guests were invited to the exclusive after party on the terrace of the now-famous Kempinski Palm Penthouse and danced into the night.
Since its opening Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah has become the setting of choice for of some of the most exclusive parties and events in Dubai, such as Chanel and LV product launch, Lady Fozaza Fashion preview, "Nina Z" Fashion Show, Gazprom CEO worldwide board meeting, a pre-view of special collections and limited edition pieces by Harvey Nichols and many others.
For further information, please contact:
Monique Andrade • PR & Marketing Manager • Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah The Crescent West • P.O. Box 213208 • Dubai • United Arab Emirates Tel +971 4 4442000 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.kempinski.com/palmjumeirah