Sometimes, it is nice to spend time looking after both your body and soul, and there is nothing quite as relaxing as being pampered in a luxurious spa. If you are planning on taking a trip this year, whether it’s alone, with a partner or with family, don’t forget to incorporate some downtime into your travels.
If you are looking for some inspiration, below you will find some of the most picturesque destinations across the globe, each home to world-class spas, unforgettable sights and areas filled with natural beauty.
Soma Bay, Egypt
Surrounded by tranquil waters, Soma Bay is perfect if you are looking for an escape. Home to some of Egypt's most stunning beaches, this coastal resort by ...
With its beautiful Alpine landscapes, dynamic culture and reputation for embracing the new, Switzerland is truly a country like no other. With four official languages and bordered by France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, a visit here is sure to be wonderfully diverse.
Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or wish to immerse yourself in city life where historical architecture is met with modern living, Switzerland has something for everybody. Known for being one of the most developed countries in the world, and with the cities of Geneva and Zürich ranked highly for the quality of life they offer, it truly is a beautiful place to experience ...
The arrival of a new year is an event that has been celebrated all around the world for centuries. It is a chance to reflect on the year that has passed, and whether you were able to enjoy it or you feel glad to see it depart, it is also the occasion to get the next year off to the best start possible.
While it is a largely global tradition to mark the new year with a party, there are some amazing cultural traditions when it comes to celebrating December 31st. From smashing plates in Denmark to dressing up as bears in Romania, join us as we take a look at some New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world!
Enjoy the fireworks in Dubai
Explosive – certainly one of the only words that ...
It is no secret that the Christmas period is filled with overindulgence. From the selection of rich foods to the frequent consumption of alcohol, combined with a lot of socialising with loved ones there is no denying that it is the season to enjoy the festivities in all manner of ways!
As much fun as Christmas can be, it can also be nice to have something to look forward to once all the celebrations end. Something to help cleanse both body and mind of all the overindulgences - and there is no better way to do just that than with a post-Christmas detox trip.
Here, we explore what we think are the best locations in the world to help you feel more ‘you’ once the festivities are over.
Few delicacies evoke the spirit of the European winter season and Christmas quite like the smell of freshly baked German stollen. It conjures up delightful memories of roaring log fires, beautifully decorated trees, glistening white snow, and of course the warming aroma of spices and fruits.
But while Germany will forever be the home of stollen, people around the world now enjoy this delicious Christmas treat. In fact, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center and Mall of the Emirates Kempinski Dubai have created their own stollen traditions that reflect their local culture.
The home of Kempinski Christmas stollen
The first day of Advent is eagerly anticipated at Hotel Vier ...
An extensive port city with a long history, Fuzhou is one of the largest cities in China’s southeast, and the capital of Fujian province. With its Banyan trees, famous gardens and ancient temples, Fuzhou is an exciting city, surrounded by amazing natural scenery.
The city has long been a place of high importance in China, and over the centuries the wealth of the city has led to it becoming a destination for artists and their followers.
Any visitor to Fuzhou should take some time to seek out the Three Treasures of Fuzhou – lacquer work, shoushan alabaster sculpting and cork cutting. All involve incredibly intricate work by artists with the most skilled of touches ...
With a history stretching back to the founding of the Xia dynasty in 2070 BCE, and a human history dating back to 125,000 BCE, China has been home to a huge number of civilisations, states and dynasties throughout its esteemed past.
Every visitor to China should take advantage of the opportunity to explore the country’s notable history, touring the many sites that can be found across the country. Here are some of the best lesser-known places to visit, where one can gain an understanding of the ancient civilisations and mysterious inhabitants that lived in China long ago.
The Han dynasty was one of the most powerful and influential in China’s history, consolidating ...
Located on the shores of the Persian Gulf, Al Khobar is one of Saudi Arabia’s prettiest cities. As well as its wealth of parks and waterfront restaurants, it is rapidly becoming an important business centre, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Bustling Al Khobar
Along with Dammam and Dhahran, Al Khobar is one of Saudi Arabia’s “triplet cities” on the Persian Gulf, and is the one that has the longest coastline. Known as a town of fishermen and traders for many centuries, Al Khobar grew rapidly from a small fishing port in the 1930s to the metropolis it is today thanks to the discovery of vast oil reserves.
This increase in wealth helped the city to transform its beautiful ...
There is no doubt that Christmas is one of the most indulgent times of the year, but if you are committed to healthy eating or simply want to enjoy this festive season and without feeling guilty, we have compiled some suggestions for delicious snacks and desserts that won’t alter your waistline.
As well as large meals, Christmas is a time of regular snacking – the following are great options to let you do so, guilt-free, and if you are vegan, simply swap out the creamy ingredients with vegan alternatives.
A sweet treat that is healthier for you than candies or chocolate, these easy-to-make snowballs will be enjoyed by everyone. Simply containing ...
No matter where you are in the world, Christmas will always be magical when you spend it with Kempinski. We deck the halls and host a whole range of spectacular events throughout December, to ensure your time with us in is truly unforgettable.
A White Christmas in Austria
Snow is guaranteed when you celebrate the holidays in Austria, especially if you choose to stay at Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol, Jochberg. Spend a white Christmas out on the slopes, then warm up in pure luxury while you look out towards the magnificent Kitzbühel Alps.
Over the festive period, there will be plenty of Christmas-themed events taking place. One of the largest happens on Christmas Eve - our Christmas Gala ...