With Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, royalty and high earn spenders now have reasons to indulge in Accra, Ghana, writes ANDREW IRO OKUNGBOWA who was at the upscale hotel. One’s first experience of the Kempinski Hote’s plush and luxuriating offerings was in Dubai when few years back one was lodged at the Mall of Emirates (MOE) Kempinski. The property with a large mall and other leisure facilities attached to it is a haven of some sort and bevy of activities as it has become a hunting nest for families and individuals. The hotel itself is a class act, with what one may call not just exciting and luxuriating opulence but some kind of intimidating ambience that takes one’s breathe away. It is simply awesome and amazing. It appears that no expense was speared at making the hotel a delightsome affair for its high earn spenders who obviously are the target market. A royal and princely treats are what you are offered at the hotel with its sophisticated and awesome setting and furnishing that are luscious and heavily styled to reflect its classic appeal.
One recalled that the same year of visiting the hotel, Abuja was announced to host the first ever Kempinski Hotel in Africa and one had enthusiastically looked forward to it but for whatever reason that promising project was put in the cooler only for one to hear years later that Accra, Ghana has beaten Abuja, Nigeria to that piece of enduring historic, eclectic and electrifying property that would make any first visitor star gazing as you are simply overwhelmed by its enchanting setting. One’s feeling this night of stepping into Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City located on Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue, Accra, was not any different.Its European styled nature and devotion to the finest five-star luxury hotel as well as a tint of African purity, is not lost on you as well as the peculiarity and uniqueness of it as every Kempinski comes with its unique attraction. First, you are overpowered by its spell bounding aura, fascinating and picturesque as well as serene setting and attractive pull. Then you step into the symmetrically and expansive opulence lobby where you are welcomed by some kind of exotic and nerve soothing mood.
The first thing was to quickly settle into one of the soft settee nearby to catch one’s breath and look around furtively as if in a wonderland before gradually letting oneself wide in the bowels of the hotel and consumed by its luxury personified facilities and services. TIt was an experience to live for and forever cherish. Here are sample of the amazing facilities of the hotel:
Its boast 269 well-apportioned rooms (Deluxe and Executive) 22 Luxury suites and two Presidential suites, all fittingly furnished, fitted and styled to reflect the unique nature of the different categories. Besides the unique style of the different categories, each guest room features complimentary Wi-Fi, interactive TV, In-room safe, private bar and climate control among others.
Dine in the comfort of the serene and luxurious food outlets of the hotel with its two outstanding restaurants offering a blend of continental and African delicacies.
There is the Papillon Brasserie featuring an open kitchen and sophisticated buffet settings with an à la carte menu to the bargain. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other features here include the Papillon Pool Lounge and the Gallery Bar, which opens in the evening as well as the Gallery Lounge, an ideal meeting place for coffee, light snacks and afternoon tea, pre-dinner and late-night drinks. Cedar Garden offers outdoor dining experience for the hotel guests as it features both courtyard patio and lush grassed area. Its offerings include shisha, mezzeh and Lebanese coffee.
As a business hotel, its business service offerings are top notch and of varied nature. These include a conference centre with the state-of-the-art audio-visual Equipment controlled seamlessly with touch panel technology. Six meeting rooms for business meetings, presentations, banquets or receptions. Then a ballroom spanning 970 square metres, divided between three areas and a foyer with 50 square metres built-in stage.
It offers some of the finest amenities and services in this regard, which include: Resense Spa, a European styled Spa for male and female guests; 10 treatment rooms with ample relaxation areas; hair and beauty salon; health club; yoga studios; organic food bar; outdoor swimming pool; two racquetball courts; and two tennis courts.