kempinski hotel resort
aqaba, jordan

Overlooking the bay of Aqaba and set along the coastline against a background of beautiful granite mountains, two radial curves of yellow stone embrace the Red Sea to provide all the guestrooms with stunning panoramic sea views and large shaded private balconies.  By blending sandstone, wood, and generous expanses of glass, the emphasis here is to return to basics, and to recapture the serenity of the Jordanian masonry dwellings set against the stunning panorama of sea and mountain chain.

9 floors 24,000 m², 1 basement 15,000 m²


client: HAT
architecture: nabil gholam architects
structural design: Bureau d’Etudes Rodolphe Mattar
electro-mechanical design: Barbanel Middle-East
landscape design: Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture
acoustic consultant: Acousystem Liban
lighting design: Hilights
3D images: nabil gholam architects
photos: Geraldine Bruneel