With the autumn season right around the corner, a new destination calls for year-round getaways and private escapes all dressed with a luxurious European flair: on 15 September, the Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort Beirut opens its gates to the public and celebrates its grand opening through a lavish event attended by the country’s finest socialites and VIP figures.
Completely renovated, the new Kempinski Summerland blends holiday, romance, culture, and most importantly, memories of the city’s iconic Summerland Resort. Set on 25,000 sq m of pure nostalgia, the hotel acts as a pillar that reflects Kempinski’s unparalleled standard of hotelier services and a reminder of Beirut’s golden years.
‘A unique project in the heart of Beirut, the hotel presents full rounded dream-like experiences with every offering, whether culinary, bridal, fitness, or wellness.’ says Mrs. Dagmar Symes, General Manager of Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort. ‘The grand opening has been in the works for months on end and the entire team is excited to finally open the hotel doors and reveal the refined work that has been put into place.’
Carefully designed to serve the needs of both travelers and locals, the hotel boasts 153 elegantly furnished rooms and suites, in addition to 6 private bungalows, with an incomparable view of the Mediterranean Sea that circles the Lebanese shore. Those who want to soak in the sun can enjoy a set of pools and a wide variety of water-activities such as water skiing and parasailing to choose from.
The Kempinski Summerland Hotel enjoys a cohesive architecture that highlights Lebanon’s culture, which features the historic Cedar tree forest, Mount Lebanon, and Byblos ruins, amongst many others. A star highlight at the hotel would be the Presidential Suite on 300 sqm, a celebration of cherished memories and modern luxury: the suite ceiling features a one-of-a-kind design element, a 400-year-old hand painted and wooden ceiling retrieved from the lobby of the original Summerland Hotel and integrated into the new contemporary design.
A Resense Spa adds to the uniqueness of the project with more than 1,000 sqm of space designated solely to fitness and wellness enthusiasts, offering them state-of-the-art equipment and rejuvenating spa treatments for ultimate relaxation. In addition, a private marina with 40 berths is fully equipped to welcome yachts and the finest boats.
Seven culinary outlets are ready to take each guest on a gastronomic journey, offering the best of contemporary and traditional fine dining. Food aficionados will have a wide array of possibilities to choose from, all created and mastered to perfection by Kempinski Summerland Hotel’s Executive chef.
Providing a luxurious hotel experience infusing the best of all European standards, the Kempinski Summerland Hotel is now open and ready to welcome all guests during all seasons be it for a getaway, a gourmet dinner, a relaxing spa retreat, or a dream wedding like no other.