Kempinski launches new properties in Russia, China and Central Europe

Kempinski Hotels is gearing up for greater growth by tapping into the projected increase in Middle East outbound travel, launching new properties in Russia, China and Central Europe. The group will be  increasing its global portfolio to 92 hotels, making it the most represented hotel group within the Leading Hotels of the World.

Following their successful entry in Shanghai in 2004, Kempinski has signed an agreement to manage Kempinski Residences Hongqiao, set to open late 2007. In addition, on the southern island of Hainan, the Kempinski Hotel Sanya opens today.

In Russia, Kempinski signed an agreement  to manage a 250 room hotel in the Nizhny Novgorod; it will be the city’s first five-star international luxury hotel when it opens at the end of 2009.  It is the third Kempinski property in Russia after the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski in Moscow and the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 in St. Petersburg.

Heading westward into Europe to Georgia, Kempinski Hotels will manage a hotel in the capital city of Tbilisi. This agreement is for a five star luxury hotel  on Tbilisi’s main boulevard, close to the opera house; it will open in 2009. Finally, the Kempinski Residences Prague is scheduled to open in 2008 – a unique property with a  contemporary and sophisticated  style, preserving the classic façade of the original building, a listed historical property.

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