Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea completes $1.5M renovation

Along Jordan's Dead Sea, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea has completed a $1.5 million renovation project of its two Ishtar Royal Villas, which the hotel claims are the only luxury villas in the country.

The designers were reportedly inspired by the Babylonian architectural concept of the hotel and paired it with a streamlined contemporary approach. Harmonized with a homey feeling, the different color schemes of both villas were chosen to reflect the Dead Sea soil and beach patterns, thereby immersing the architecture with the natural beauty of this destination.

The two newly renovated Royal Villas are housed over two open-air floors with a skyline ceiling and oak-wood walls decorated with various patterns to enhance the overall ambiance. Each villa also has three master bedrooms, all with ensuite marble bathrooms featuring deep soaking bathtubs and separate glass-enclosed showers. The villas also have two glass-fronted living rooms with access to terraces overlooking the Dead Sea; a dining room for up to 12 guests with panoramic views of the Dead Sea and connected to a kitchen; and an outdoor deck with an infinity-edge pool and whirlpool, a garden and entertainment system.


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The Royal Villas also provide guests with their own private wellness area. Other facilities include a steam room, sauna and shower room.

Marc Guenther is the GM of Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea.

Photo credit: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

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