11180 Amman Travel Guide
The latest Kempinski Hotel has opened on the Dead Sea.
Guests can now flock to the lowest point on the face of the earth and stay at the Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea which is:
Designed in affectionate tribute to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, [and] is a creation of local stone, tiles and glass set amidst gardens of olive trees and palms, dotted with lagoons, waterfalls and private pools.
The 114 Ishtar Villas actually opened on May 1 but 201 more rooms and suites will open early in 2007, along with an entertainment center that will have a bowling alley, movie theater, meeting and sports facilities.
The hotel's keystone is the Anantara spa which is 2-acres big--one of the world's largest with more than 20 treatment rooms, 28 spa suites, Jacuzzis, Asian therapies, steam rooms, saunas and a Hammam.
For the high rollers and royalty, the 20,000-square foot Ishtar Royal Villa is also available and has three bedrooms, a private infinity pool, a private butler and its own series of gardens and beach chalets.
But whether or not you get a standard room or the Royal Villa, every room and suite faces the Dead Sea, so no views of the parking lot or brick walls here.
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