Travel Inspiration: Coffee, Cocktails and More

Travel Inspiration: Coffee, Cocktails and More

Essentially Kempinski

If you like to seek out new flavours and experiences, these seven stories could inspire your next getaway. From Berlin to Beijing, there’s always something new to explore with Kempinski. 

What’s new in the world of Kempinski?

by KEMPINSKI · 19 July 2023

From Michellin-starred dining to curated cocktails and the renaissance of a Grande Dame, we bring you the latest news from seven stunning destinations. Where will you go next?


As the only Ottoman imperial palace and hotel on the Bosphorus, Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has earned its reputation as a luxurious landmark property. In 2023, completion of a careful redesign of the guest rooms, suites, lobby and restaurants in the hotel building will mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Grande Dame. The fusion of elegant design and timeless grandeur promises to further elevate the regal guest experience.


There’s change afoot along Beijing’s Liangma River. A flagship Kempinski property for over 30 years, a refreshed name marks the start of a new chapter for Kempinski Hotel Beijing Yansha Center (formerly Lufthansa Center). As part of a local initiative to elevate the surrounding area, the hotel aims to strike the perfect balance between tradition and innovation. And with new river view rooms, picnics in the verdant gardens and a host of new culinary experiences, it’s on track to become the destination of choice for locals and expats alike.

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Kempinski Hotel Beijing Yansha Center plays a pivotal role in the region's initiative to elevate the area surrounding Liangma river. 


With unrivalled views of the Brandenburg Gate forming the backdrop to dishes that expertly combine Asian influence with the hallmarks of classic French cuisine, Chef Reto Brändli knows how to serve up culinary highlights at Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. Introduced in 2023, the ‘Four Hands Dinner’ is a series of collaborations with fellow Michelin-starred chefs that see three courses prepared by the host and another three crafted by specially-selected guests, setting the stage for a sumptuous evening at Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer.

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The concept at Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer is based on classic French cuisine. 


With 11 restaurants and bars, Marsa Malaz Kempinski The Pearl has established itself as one of Doha’s favourite culinary hubs. Following recent renovations, The Stage combines the talents of expert mixologists and leading musicians in an intimate music lounge atmosphere. Those in the know head to The Secret Garden for lively evenings on the rooftop with 360° views of the waterfront framed by the glittering skyline. And after becoming a fan favourite during 2022’s football world cup, the big screens and retro feel of Public House is the go-to for laid-back dining.

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With stunning views and signature cocktails, The Secret Garden is the perfect venue to get together. 


The epitome of Chinese luxury, NUO Hotel Beijing knows how to delight diners. The launch of the first à la carte concept at N'Joy is a harmonious mix of Western cuisine and neo-Chinese aesthetics inspired by Chinese pine. From the signature pine-smoked prime beef rib to the 15-day-dry-aged Peking duck, the talented culinary team invites you to explore the subtleties of Chinese elegance through every dish.


A ritual that is consumed by people the world over, coffee is an irresistible sensory experience. In our quest to further elevate the Kempinski coffee offering, our partner Lavazza is delivering bespoke barista training at their headquarters in Turin, Italy. From discussions regarding quality to coffee cupping and demonstrations of different brewing methods, no bean is left unturned.

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At Kempinski, we believe that coffee is an experience that deserves to be savoured. 


Mixology is an art, and since the early 1960s the Jahreszeiten Bar at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich has been the place where locals and hotel guests come to enjoy an expertly crafted drink with the hotel’s signature style. The American-style bar’s newly-launched menu places cocktails at the centre, telling their stories and matching your personal tastes to the rhythm of the seasons. Choose the 'King Maximilian II' signature drink for a blend of Munich gin and Riesling wine that pays homage to the gentleman who commissioned the building of the hotel in 1858. Live music adds the finishing touch for evenings that speak to all five senses.

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