Toronto, March 21, 2014

Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo Kinshasa (Republic of Congo)

Takeover and opening on March 01, 2014

Located in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city, in Gombe district by the Congo River, a half-hour drive from Kinshasa's N'Djili International Airport, Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo Kinshasa features 237 elegant rooms and suites, which showcase panoramic views of the city, the Congo River and Brazzaville, the capital of Congo. The hotel also features three restaurants and three bars, five fully-equipped function rooms, an auditorium seating 300, two floodlit outdoor tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and billiard and snooker rooms.

Burj Rafal Kempinski Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Soft-opening March 02, 2014

Kempinski's first hotel in Saudi Arabia, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh is located within the city's highest vertical compound, which includes serviced apartments, offices and state-of-the-art business facilities, with panoramic views of the prominent King Abdullah Financial District. Set to become the leading luxury hotel in Riyadh in both leisure and corporate segments, Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh is the closest luxury hotel to King Khalid International Airport, and boasts 349 luxury rooms and suites, a T?gra restaurant serving traditional Ottoman food, an all-day dining international Grand restaurant, the El Capitolio cigar lounge and three cafes. Conference facilities, a ballroom for up to 2,000 people, two spas, including a luxurious Resense spa - the first one wordwide branded as Resense, and separate wellness centres for ladies and gentlemen are other notable features of this landmark property. Guests will also be able to indulge in retail therapy at the hotel's carefully selected luxury boutiques.

Hôtel des Mille Collines managed by Kempinski, Kigali (Rwanda)

Opening Q2 2014

Located in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, and made famous in the movie "Hotel Rwanda", Hôtel des Mille Collines managed by Kempinski features 112 rooms and suites, meeting and conference facilities, including a conference room for 120 people, an outdoor swimming pool, six boutiques and a fitness centre.

The name of the hotel translates as 'a thousand hills', after the breath-taking landscape surrounding the city. Located at the heart of Kivuyo's business district and a 20-minute drive from Kigali International Airport, Hôtel des Mille Collines managed by Kempinski is close to Kigali Convention Centre, Inema Art Centre and Kigali Memorial Centre.

Akagera National Park, known for its variety of wildlife and over 500 different species of birds; Volcanoes National Park, which attracts tourists from all over the world for its population of mountain gorillas; and Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes and one of the 20 deepest in the world, are all within a two-hour drive from the hotel.

Grand Hotel Oyala Kempinski (Equatorial Guinea)

Opening Q2 2014

Set in a lush tropical rainforest in Equatorial Guinea's future new capital of Oyala, Grand Hotel Oyala Kempinski will feature 450 rooms and suites. In addition, 50 private four-bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens and served by its own staff will also be available. The hotel is set to become one of the most iconic destinations in West Africa, with some of the most modern conference facilities in the region, including a banquet room for up to 1,200 guests. The hotel complex will house two bars, a café, six restaurants, including Italian, Spanish and African cuisines, as well as a deli, a Club House and a classic all-day-dining restaurant. An 18-hole golf course, a retail gallery, a night club, a wellness area including a Kempinski The Spa, and a private clinic are other notable features of this property.

Kempinski Yanqi Lake hotel project (China)

(Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing and Yanqi Lake State Guest House - managed by Kempinski)

Opening gradually from Q3

Located 60 km north of Beijing's city centre, alongside the picturesque Yanqi Lake and boasting panoramic views of Yanshan Mountain and the Mutianyu stretch of the Great Wall, Kempinski Yanqi Lake hotel complex is the group's largest property in China. The compound includes Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel and Yanqi Lake State Guest House - Managed by Kempinski. The complex is designed to host high profile government conferences, and is set to become the location of choice for local and international large scale meetings in the region.

The rising-sun shaped Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel features 306 rooms and suites with magnificent views of its picture-perfect surroundings, and a total of 14,069 m2 of meeting space, including the 8,277-square-metre Conference Centre, which offers some of the largest high-tech meeting facilities in mainland China.

Yanqi Lake State Guest House - managed by Kempinski will feature 111 rooms and suites, and 12 individual boutique hotels of varying sizes, each reflecting aspects of Chinese culture.

In total, the complex will feature four ballrooms, 23 meeting rooms and three business centres. Two Kempinski The Spas, a marina, 18-hole golf course, recreational and fitness facilities, Kids Club, private karaoke rooms and 14 restaurants and bars are further notable features of the property.

Kempinski Hotel Changsha (China)

Opening Q3 2014

Located in downtown Changsha, just a short drive from the local train station and Changsha Huanghua International Airport, the hotel will feature 408 rooms and suites, six restaurants and bars, extensive conference facilities including a 1,320 m2 ballroom, wellness and fitness centre, and a swimming pool.

Changsha recorded history can be traced back 3,000 years, and the city is known for its love of gastronomy. True to the city's love of food, Kempinski Hotel Changsha will offer guests unique culinary concepts.

Phoenix Hotel Dalian - managed by Kempinski (China)

Opening Q3 2014

Located next to a newly built sports complex in the outskirts of the city, Phoenix Hotel Dalian - Managed by Kempinski will feature 427 luxurious rooms and suites and four restaurants and bars. The sports complex next to the hotel comprises a state-of-the-art stadium seating 40,000 people, designed to host large sport events, as well as an arena with 18,000 seats for concerts and indoor sports.

Du Parc Kempinski Private Residences (Switzerland)

Opening Q3 2014

With the opening planned for the second quarter of 2014, Du Parc Kempinski Private Residences offers 22 luxury serviced residences available for sale, varying in size from a 200 m2. Nestled amongst the UNESCO-protected vineyards of Lavaux, with breath-taking panoramic views of the Alps and Lake Geneva, the residences are set within a flawlessly renovated historic building from 1906.

Du Parc Kempinski Private Residences offers residents a wellness centre with spa and two swimming pools, a Davidoff Cigar Lounge with temperature-controlled humidors, a state-of-the-art home cinema, a private wine cellar, a fully-equipped business centre, and century-old private gardens, carefully and lovingly re-envisaged to complement the building's Belle Époque feel. Du Parc Kempinski Private Residences is an hour's drive from Geneva and Geneva's International Airport, just 30 minutes from private airports in Lausanne-Blécherette and a ten-minute flight from Sion airport. A helipad is also available.

Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra (Ghana)

Opening Q3 2014

Kempinski's first hotel in Ghana will feature 269 rooms and suites and will bring a new level of contemporary luxury hospitality to Accra.

Ideally located in the heart of the city, Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City will boast the largest rooms in Accra in addition to two restaurants, a lobby lounge with outside seating, a cocktail bar, a pool lounge, 1,700 m2 of meeting and banqueting facilities, including the biggest ballroom in the city, and 7,000 m2 of retail space. The hotel will also offer an extensive Resense spa (opening early 2015), featuring luxurious wellness and fitness facilities, a hammam, relaxation areas and a dedicated yoga studio.

Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski Cairo (Egypt)

Opening Q4 2014

Located a short drive from Cairo International Airport, Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski will have 247 rooms and suites and brings the highest level of luxury service to New Cairo. The hotel will offer guests a wide range of innovative restaurant concepts featuring regional and international cuisine. Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski will also feature a 1,900 m2 Resense spa, a retail gallery, a club and extensive business and conference facilities including a ballroom with a capacity of over 3,000 guests.

Summerland Resort Kempinski Beirut (Lebanon)

Opening Q4 2014

Set on the beautiful coastline of Lebanon and just outside the city of Beirut, Summerland Resort Kempinski will invite guests to enjoy exquisite cuisine, discover pristine beaches, and indulge in leisure activities. A short drive away from Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport, the hotel will feature 153 rooms and suites, two restaurants and various bars, including a poolside bar and a Marina Club, and conference facilities.

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About Kempinski

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 75 five-star hotels in 32 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 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 is imbued with 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 hotels, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.

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