Kempinski Hotel Amman is in the final phase of its three-year, multi-million-dollar project for a new conference and events centre.
The opening of the new venue is anticipated for early 2019 and will bring the finest conference, exhibition and banquet venues to the heart of Jordan’s capital.
The concept design for the building was conceived by Paris-based AART International Architectes Associes, while the interior design was created by the internationally acclaimed HBA Hirsch-Bedner and Associates.
“This stunning new project will position Kempinski Hotel Amman as the premier meeting, exhibition and wedding venue in the capital,” general manager, Kempinski Hotel Amman, Mark Timbrell elucidated. “We already have a good number of confirmed events for next year, and inquiries are coming in daily. It is an exciting time for the team, as we emerge from the three-year construction period with this fantastic new addition to the hotel. For many delegates, it will be the end of long drives to the Dead Sea, and for many wedding couples and their guests, an opportunity to experience another level of luxury in Amman.”
Incorporated within the iconic terracotta exterior is a Grand Ballroom, a multi-purpose Exhibition Hall, a large outdoor roof terrace and three circular panoramic VIP meeting rooms. State-of-the-art audio-visual and acoustics have been installed by Shen, Milsom & Wilke, headquartered in the US, giving the venues a whole new level of technology for the first time in Amman.
The exquisite Grand Ballroom is decorated with 14 Swarovski-crystal chandeliers, while the above Onyx Hall offers a multi-purpose space with full natural daylight, separated by a 3.5m void to ensure complete sound isolation from the floor below. The Onyx Hall spans 760m2, with an additional 250m2 of outdoor terrace.
Moving on, the Luna Sky Terrace, an open-air space of 650m2, is poised to be a hotspot for outdoor receptions, weddings and social events in the summer months. Three panoramic VIP function rooms offer superb views of the capital and are flooded with natural daylight. Ideal as breakout rooms or secretariats, or used for smaller receptions or VIP lunches, these spaces fully complement the main halls.
The combination of the new meeting space, coupled with the existing 12 function rooms, will reinstate Kempinski Amman as the premier meetings and events venue in the city. The tastefully decorated rooms and dining venues of the main hotel are artfully connected to the new meeting and events centre by the brand-new reception and lobby area, now situated on the mezzanine level between the two buildings, thereby offering an unparalleled meeting, exhibition and social events hub in the heart of the capital.