The Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City is located in an area populated by several major embassies, and many of Accra’s upscale hotels and Ghanaian administrative offices are located nearby. At the heart of Accra’s thriving cultural scene, the seven-floor Kempinski opened with 269 rooms, including 22 luxury suites and two presidential suites. It also houses expansive meeting and event spaces, an in-house art gallery, a spa and fitness facilities as well as a shopping mall and car park adjacent to the property. The intent was to design an anchor of quality in Accra that would serve as a landmark for the city.
While introducing European luxury, the hotel is based on the traditional Ghanaian compound style of housing. The central courtyard, surrounded by the guest room wing and the rooftop pool deck, forms the organizing element of the hotel. In the same way that a courtyard in a Ghanaian house is an urban retreat for music, cooking, and religious expression, the Kempinski’s central courtyard is the heart of the hotel. A green roof and pool deck over the lobby and the ballroom overlook the central courtyard. Connecting these spaces together is the Butterfly Building, named for its butterfly-shaped roof.
The project extends across the street to the Galleria Mall, Kempinski’s own shopping center, which has a food hall inspired by traditional Ghanaian markets that includes the latest modern innovations. Page designed 19,700 square feet of high-end retail and commercial office space with substantial underground parking to house a carefully selected tenant mix of both local favorites and premium international brands that opened flagship stores for the first time in Ghana.
- 342,000 SF
- 269 Keys