by CHRISTINE KARAN
Kempinski, a name that stands for luxury, elegance and rich history. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (MOE) is nothing less. Oman Magazine’s travel writer, Christine Karan explains why Kempinski MOE is among the best hotel you need to visit in Dubai.
For the travel savvy, Kempinski needs no introduction; One of the iconic and earliest hotel brands established way back in 1897 in Berlin. Now headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Kempinski brand manages hotels in 31 countries.
The Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, opened in 2006. The massive yet elegant structure is a landmark of its own. Attached to one of the largest malls in the UAE with Middle East’s first indoor ski – The Mall of the Emirates, making Kempinski MOE a one-stop for luxury hospitality and the ease of shopping – a double whammy!
Here are six reasons why Kempinski MOE is a hotel you must visit.
1. The Aspen Chalets
Yes, you read that right! Wrap a warm blanket around you and sip hot cocoa by the fire place as you watch the skiers slide down the UAE’s first Indoor Ski – Ski Dubai in Kempinski MOE’s Aspen Chalets. The warm, wooden interiors will transport you right to Aspen, while in the warmth of Dubai. There are a variety of Chalets to choose from, ranging from three bedroom for a larger family to two and one bedroom offerings.
Get whisked away to beachy cabanas with Kempinski’s Pool Cabanas. Adorned with beachy tones, seashells and nautical elements, the pool cabanas are for those who want to enjoy a different stay.
Also, did you know that both Aspen Chalets and the pool cabanas come with skin care amenities from Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo or Amouage? Fabulous.
For those who want to just enjoy the royal hospitality and golden galore in true Dubai fashion, check into one of the well-appointed hotel suites and experience Kempinski’s unrivalled hospitality.
2. The Dining Outlets
Try authentic Levantine cuisine at Olea, Spanish tapas at Salero and drinks at the Noir. There is something for everyone.
If you are fond of Middle Eastern flavors, enjoy deep fried Sultan Ibrahim or perfectly cook lamb shank over turmeric rice topped with toasted pine seeds at Olea. If you want to spend a relaxed evening with foot-tapping Spanish music and delicious sea food paella just head to Salero.
For those who want to unwind in the cool comfort of their room, order a variety of cuisines through thier attentive room service – you are spoilt for choice.
3. The Shopping Mall
Yes, The Mall of Emirates is an elevator away, sending you to one of the largest shopping malls in the UAE. Kempinski MOE is right in the middle of a shopper’s paradise boasting more than 630 brands under one roof.
4. The Location
In a bustling mega city like Dubai, location of your hotel is very important, whether you are travelling to Dubai for work or pleasure.
Kempinski MOE is located right in the heart of the city with the airport being a mere 20 minutes away, with all your favourite destiantions within reach. Prominent business houses, ports, cinema theatres and shopping mall – all within a stone’s throw!
5. The Exclusivity
Whether you are Dubai or Doha, Hamburg or Havana, the brand Kempinski is known for its unique hospitality experience. Enjoy the signature hospitality relished by many celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Will Smith and many more.
6. The Service
Service at a hotel can either make or break a your stay. But at Kempinski, the staff go above and beyond to make you feel right at home. Greeted right from the time you enter till the time you check out, the personalized greetings by all staff show that the team knows and understands every guest, making you feel less of an outsider in true Kempinski style.
So, have you reserved your stay at Kempinski MOE yet?