Kempinski Plans A Sunny Accra Stunner
When thinking of the most luxurious places on the top of our list for traveling and soaking up a little slice of paradise, the Ghanaian capital of Accra doesn't jump out. That might need to change after Kempinski opens its newest hotel next year, called Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra.
The Munich-based luxury hotel chain is claiming stake on central Africa's seaside city with plans to welcome guests as soon as April. Located in the heart of the city in close walking distance to the State House, museums and the main sports stadium. The 269-room hotel will be focused around an central local cedar garden that is overlooked by various private decks and balconies.
The warmth of the African sun is a key decor element for each of the rooms. Local artwork and wood carvings pay homage to the country's heritage, while the luxurious baths and complimentary WiFi will keep with the European standards. Hardwood floors trimmed with lush textiles will not only stay cool in the tropical climate, but prove to be very African.
The hotel itself will be just a small part of the self-contained Gold Coast City. The 'city within a city' will house a 24-hour entertainment district, a shopping mall, and residential and commercial towers. With the city playing a major role in developing oil and natural resource industry, this place will surely be a 'boondoggle' waiting to happen.
Chilling will be a cinch with a giant European-style spa featuring a hammam, yoga studios, a beauty salon and an organic food bar. And for those who prefer to be outside under the sun, there are outdoor tennis courts and an pool to get in some exercise.
Room rates have not yet been released.
[Photo: Kempinski Accra]