Kempinski Blog Article
Do you like to visit a new destination for its stunning scenery, relaxing beachscapes or vibrant nightlife? Whatever you’re looking for in your next trip away, in this guide we run you through our top picks for holiday destinations in 2019. Get your passports ready!
Visit Singapore for a city break like no other
A thriving and affluent city in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a wonderful destination for those looking for great food, bustling nightlife and exciting attractions.
Don’t miss a trip to the city’s famous Marina Bay - a billion-dollar development, Marina Bay is home to many bars, restaurants, shops and museums. Plus, there is a spectacular light show at 8pm each evening. The famous and futuristic botanical garden, Gardens by the Bay, is also hosted at Marina Bay, and is one of Singapore’s top attractions.
Orchard Road is Singapore’s top shopping destination, and for something more peaceful, take a trip to Sentosa. A purpose-built island just off the coast of Singapore, Sentosa has beaches, theme parks, shopping and dining experiences for the whole family to enjoy and escape the bustle of the mainland city.
Located in Singapore’s civic and cultural district, the city’s iconic Capitol Building and Stamford House building have been restored to create The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. With over 150 luxurious rooms and suites, it is the perfect place to stay while in Singapore.
Stay at the exclusive Emerald Palace Dubai
Located on the West crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah island, the exclusive Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai is the ultimate luxury holiday retreat.
Inspired by historic European palaces, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai offers 391 luxurious villas, suites and rooms, with a host of amenities including direct beach access, lounge area, sea views, balconies and free Wifi. There are eight restaurants and bars, a grand spa complete with the largest indoor pool in Dubai, a personal butler service and the largest cinema on Palm Jumeirah inside the hotel too.
And there is plenty to explore outside too! Dubai is home to world-class restaurants and shopping malls to explore, and who could visit Dubai without seeing the famous Burj Khalifa? The beautiful Old Quarter (Bastakia Quarter) makes for an interesting trip out, or you could take a day to relax on Sunset Beach instead, with the iconic Burj Al Arab in the background.
Find peace in spiritual Bali
Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia, and offers tourists warm year-round weather, beautiful beaches and rich culture. Bali is a spiritual destination too, and home to an estimated 10,000 Hindu temples - you should make time to visit one on your journey but remember to dress respectfully.
Each province in Bali is different from the next. Kuta is the most popular with tourists and backpackers and is a busy spot that’s great for surfing and nightlife, but if you are looking for something more peaceful then take a trip to Seminyak or Ubud instead. Not only does Seminyak have beautiful scenery but has the best restaurants and food on the island, while Ubud is the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali and home to many temples, museums and historical sites.
And if you are looking to make your stay in Bali even more memorable, then stay at The Apurva Kempinski Bali in beautiful Nusa Dua. Standing atop of Nusa Dua cliff with breath-taking views of the Indian ocean, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of Bali.
Be enchanted by Venice
A popular and unique destination, Venice is widely regarded as Italy’s most beautiful and romantic city. Unlike anywhere else in the world, Venice is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea and has no roads or cars – only canals and boats!
Venice is full of beautiful architecture and scenery, such as the Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark’s Basilica, located in the famous Piazza San Marco. And who could visit Venice without drifting down the canals on a gondola?
No trip to Venice is complete without sampling its extraordinary Italian cuisine, like antipasti, pizza and pasta. Or why not try some traditional Venetian delicacies, like Baccalà (salted cod), instead?
If you want to make your trip to Venice even more special, choose to stay at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice. Located on the private San Clemente Island, the hotel offers 190 luxurious rooms and suites, and a daily complimentary boat service to Piazza San Marco so you can explore all the city has to offer.
Be treated like royalty at Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
Located in the heart of Abu Dhabi on the shore of the Arabian Gulf, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi offers a 5-star luxurious experience and is an iconic Abu Dhabi landmark in its own right.
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi has 194 magnificent rooms and suites, each decorated classically and luxuriously. With facilities and amenities including a 24-hour butler service, large flat-screen TV, balconies and sea or city view, you truly get a royal service at Emirates Palace. The hotel also has a private marina, fourteen restaurants and bars, two swimming pools and a luxury spa.
The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has plenty for visitors to explore. Take a trip to the landmark Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, or the magnificent art gallery, The Louvre Abu Dhabi. For the thrill seekers, a visit to Ferrari World theme park or YAS waterpark will be worth your time.
Whether you choose to visit one of these magnificent places, or somewhere different, there is sure to be a Kempinski hotel nearby. Click here to view all our destinations.