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Posted On: 10 April 2017 01:30 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:17 pm

Kempinski celebrates landmark 120th anniversary with 'Ignite the Night' festivities

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Kempinski Hotels celebrates 120 years of delivering rich and meaningful experiences to its guests with ‘Ignite the Night’, a series of festivities designed to enchant and delight guests, as Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group marks this milestone anniversary.

A symbolic nod to Kempinski Hotels heritage, ‘Ignite the Night’ was launched with bespoke celebrations at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha on the eve of 9 April 2017.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski and Kempinski Residences & Suites stands united as they celebrate 120 years of Kempinski. Guests were welcomed in the Grand Lobby of Marsa Malaz Kempinski where the night was ignited tying the knot between its history and future. With the gentle notes of the pianist to add to the ambiance, the evening was set with European luxury and elegance, Kempinski’s key values. As the evening commenced, guests travelled along a journey, discovering how Kempinski became and what it stands for today.

Wissam Suleiman, Cluster General Manager for Kempinski’s Doha properties said, “We are honoured to share this momentous evening with respected media and business partners alike, as we celebrate 120 years of the oldest luxury hotel brand to date. With two properties in Doha we are able to cater to both visiting and long term guests, showing that hospitality isn’t a mere visit but rather a comforting stay no matter the time period. With such diverse properties and guests we as hotelier are honoured to be able to implement Kempinski’s heritage and key fundamentals to each and every guests that is welcomed.”

The 120th anniversary celebrations will also see the launch of the Kempinski Travel in Style Competition, offering the chance to win an exclusive 10-night trip for two people, in three Kempinski hotels, including flights, limousine transfers and suite accommodation.

Commenting on this landmark anniversary, Markus Semer, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Kempinski Hotels, said: “After 120 years, we’re delighted to pay tribute to an extraordinary past, and herald an exciting future. Our founder, Berthold Kempinski, paved the way for a new standard of hospitality, based on timeless European elegance and impeccable service. He created venues that introduced guests to new experiences, in unique and original surroundings, and his innovative and entrepreneurial approach has remained the inspiration for our development over the years.”

Today Kempinski manages and operates some of the world’s most iconic hotels, such as the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, and the Çirağan Palace Kempinski in Instanbul. The brand is synonymous with elegant European service, blended with the individual culture and traditions of each destination.


As well as the 120th anniversary, 2017 also marks the return of Kempinski to the Americas, with the opening of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Cuba’s first five-star luxury hotel. Housed in one of Old Havana’s most iconic buildings, the hotel will be the newest star in the Kempinski constellation.

“We have spent 120 years exploring the world, creating a constellation of remarkable havens to which guests can travel and stay in style, and we haven’t lost our thirst for discovery,” concludes Mr Semer. “Whilst we value and preserve our traditions, we will continue to develop new and innovative approaches to hospitality, so while celebrating our past this year, we can also look forward to a bright future.”

Further information on ‘Ignite the Night’ 120th anniversary celebrations to be announced in due course.