Dead Sea Jordan Breaks Guinness World Record

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar

Fifty employees from Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea participated in forming the largest floating peace sign in the world, totaling two hundred and sixty one employees from different hotel chains in the Dead Sea who formed the largest floating human peace sign in the Dead Sea. The employees, a mix of Jordanians and expats, wore matching-coloured shirts and locked hands for a total of ten minutes to form a human peace sign. The winning signal was announced at 11:16am Jordan time.

30 October Dead Sea, Jordan – Dead Sea Jordan broke the world record of the largest floating human image in the world on Thursday, 30 October 2014. A Guinness World Record representative witnessed the event.

Mr. Sebastien Mariette commented on this great success, “We are very happy to be part of this great initiative that will not only highlight the Dead Sea as a unique destination, but also showcase our beautiful, safe country to the rest of the world.”

Monaco Business Development, a marketing company based in Jordan that promotes products, services and concepts to local and international markets, organised the Guinness World Record. Mrs. Mona Nazzal, general manager of Monaco Business Development, said about winning this great achievement, “We are very proud to achieve this world-wide record, which will definitely support our national tourism mission in promoting Jordan to the rest of the world.” Many local dignitaries attended the event, along with local and international media who came to cover this important event in Jordan.

The Dead Sea in Jordan is the lowest point on this planet, 412 m (1,351.7 ft) below sea level. Worldwide, it as known as one of the world’s most beautiful places with its dramatic and breathtaking landscapes and terrain. Mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west surround Jordan’s Dead Sea. The area is believed to have been home to five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela).

About Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea:

The award-winning Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea lies gracefully on the shores of the world’s oldest natural spa – the Dead Sea – set amidst gardens dotted with lagoons, waterfalls and private pools. A true haven of wellness and ancient olive trees mingle with palm trees in a most fantastic and stylish fashion. Designed in affectionate tribute to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar features 345 rooms and suites within a stylish Arabesque monument building that weaves clean and simple lines into an Arabian theme.

For a more luxurious and exclusive stay, the hotel offers Ishtar Villas designed with a tasteful contemporary decor. The hotel also features one of the largest spas in the Middle East at 10’000 sqm.

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 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. 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 hotel brands. •

For further media information:

Jareer Massarweh • Cluster Director of Marketing & Communication

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea & Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea

Tel +962 (0)6 5003535 • Fax +962 (0)6 5003530 • M +962 799042429 •

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