The Experience

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Surely there is no region on earth where nature and history have more wonderfully conspired, where so exciting drama has obtained a so beautiful theatre.  Amid scenes of exquisiteness and peace, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea gives you the opportunity to enjoy its riches where Marc Anthony, Queen of Sheba, Aristotle and even Cleopatra once strived to unravel mystery.

The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar lies gracefully in the Jordan Valley and on the shores of the largest spa in the world and lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, at 400 metres below sea level, unique for its ozone-rich air, mineral loaded sea water and ultra-violet filtered sunshine.  This gem is situated 70 km Southwest of Queen Alia International Airport and 55 km Southwest of Amman, capital of the Kingdom of Jordan.  

The Hotel:

The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea offers 3 luxurious enclaves set amidst gardens dotted with lagoons, waterfalls and private pools, where ancient olive trees mingle with bamboo palms, providing guests with absolute privacy in a serene and exclusive setting.

The Masterpiece of Babylonian inspiration offers 318 Rooms & Suites with balcony, terrace or veranda, clustered in a choice of villa settings or a stylish Arabesque building, ideal for leisure and business travelers alike. All rooms feature luxurious tasteful décor incorporating simple and clean lines into the Arabian theme and uninhibited views over the famed Dead Sea.

All rooms enjoy a vast array of amenities and facilities:

Exclusive Dead Sea bathroom amenities:

• Complimentary Mini Bar (soft drinks, beer, selection of snacks)

• Complimentary high-speed internet access

• Complimentary local newspaper

• Designer tea and coffee making facilities

• Separate shower and bathtub

• VIP welcome tray

• Laptops on request (against a charge)

• iPods on request (against a charge)

• Kid’s VIP welcome set

• Turn-down service

• Farewell Ishtar gift

• Butler service on call (private Butlers can also be made available for individual rooms or suites during the entire stay, against a charge)

Ishtar Terrace Rooms, Ishtar Spa Rooms and Ishtar Suites offer the above in addition to:

• International newspapers

• Complimentary suit pressing upon arrival

Rooms and bathrooms blend local materials with contemporary luxury, benefiting from simple clean lines and cool stone floors.

The Ishtar Royal Villa consists of three bedrooms and offers the option of attaching to it two Ishtar Beach Chalets located directly on the beach, making it a secluded retreat for families seeking personalized luxury and intimacy.
The Ishtar Royal Villa offers the following benefits:

• Complimentary massage upon arrival in the privacy of the wellness area of the villa including therapy room, steam room, sauna and shower room

• Exclusive Dead Sea bathroom amenities

• VIP welcome tray

• Complimentary VIP Bar

• Complimentary high-speed internet access

• Complimentary international newspapers

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Separate shower and bathtub

• Laptops on request

• iPods on request

• Kid’s VIP welcome set

• Luxury turn-down service

• Farewell Ishtar gift

• Complimentary pressing upon arrival

• DVD/CD Player

• Private infinity edge pool and outdoor Jacuzzi

• Personal Butler

• Personal chauffeur during the entire stay, from point of arrival at Queen Alia International Airport until point of departure from Queen Alia International Airport

The Ishtar Royal Villa counts 476 sq m in addition to 74 sq m in each individual Ishtar Beach Chalet, as well as the private garden and pools, totaling 1,830 sq m.

Food and Beverage:

Culinary delights and the finest beverages await you in Ishtar where food & beverage outlets are meticulously complemented with immaculate service and breathtaking views. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes prepared specially for you by award winning team of chefs.

Meeting facilities:

The resort also offers a Grand Ballroom, accommodating up to 800 guests, extensive meeting facilities and an auditorium seating 228 people, a bowling centre, tennis courts  Furthermore, 10,000 sq m of wellness facilities including over 20 therapy rooms and 28 Spa Rooms & Suites is operated by Anantara Spa.

Anantara Spa:

Anantara Spa in the Dead Sea is one of the leading and largest Spa in the Middle East, with over 10,000 sq metres in size, it boast 20 treatment rooms, a large studio where guests can practice and be taught the art of Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation and Pilates as well as outdoor therapy lounges, 28 spa suites, Hammam pools, outdoor and indoor Jacuzzi, ice cave, steam room, Ayurveda, Asian therapies and local salt and mud treatments. The spa also boast Watsu pools – Watsu (a combination of the words ‘water’ and ‘shiatsu’) is a very soothing type of massage that takes place in waist-deep water.

This is due to open in late 2007, until then we have a boutique Anantara Spa with five treatments rooms located in the Ishtar area of the hotel.

The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea also boasts:

• The longest private beach in Jordan

• Chill-out Tents: Private pergolas on the North side of the beach for up to 16 guests with background music, no kids, no service, no disturbances; it’s the perfect place to enjoy being 397 meters below sea level.

• Eight outdoor fresh water swimming pools including some infinity edged and a kids pool, all within a few steps from the rooms and suites

• Gymnasium with views of the Dead Sea

• KID’S CLUB, a fun lounge for children and chill-out zone for youngsters

• Limousine service

• Six meeting rooms with inspiring views of the Dead Sea, and capacities of up to 600 delegates

• Gift Shop offering all the convenient items for a perfect holiday: from Dead Sea cosmetic products to Bedouin jewelery to the latest books

Children Policy at Kempinski Hotels:

Rate details of child policy:

  • Children under 6 years may share their parent’s room at no extra charge. Baby cots or extra beds are provided free of charge. For more than one child, it might be necessary to reserve a higher room category depending on the number of person allowed in the relevant room type.
  • Children between 6 and 12 years benefit from a 50% discount on the extra bed charge
  • Breakfast is complimentary for children under 6 years
  • Children between 6 and 12 years benefit from a 50% discount on the breakfast charge
  • No benefits for children above 12

The following must be available for children travelling with their parents:

  • Child-sized robes and slippers (free of charge)
  • Bedtime milk, if applicable (free of charge)
  • No-tear shampoo and special children toiletries (free of charge)
  • Welcome gift for kids under  12 years (stuffed toy) (free of charge)
  • Destination info from Kempinski Concierge “what to do with kids” (free of charge)
  • Children’s menus and snacks (at charge)
  • Babysitting services (at charge)
  • Optional children’s programmes and “kids clubs” with supervision for selected properties and periods (resort hotels)
Nature and history converge in the peaceful and exquisite Dead Sea region. In the midst of this beauty, luxury emanates from the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea. Every room and suite faces the sea; book one of the new Ishtar Villas, inspired by Babylonian architecture and offering a balcony, terrace or veranda; high-speed Internet access; butler service; VIP amenities; and even a special gift for children. As one may expect in this storied hotel, the spa treatments are unforgettable; the Anantara Spa pampers guests in more than 20 treatment rooms, including a hydro pool, Watsu pool and Moroccan hammam.
Even Queen Cleopatra was lured by the Dead Sea’s restorative saltwaters and mineral-rich mud.Distance from Amman Airport (AMM): 43 mi/70 km Guests Receive:

  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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