Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City
Located in the Gold Coast City Development in Accra, Ghana, the six-floor, five-star quality hotel has 269 guest rooms, including 22 luxury suites and two Presidential Suites. The building design was based on the Compound houses of Ghana and other western African countries that were traditionally used by kings and tribal chiefs. The organizing element of the hotel is the central courtyard with shaded seating areas, lawn, and a performance pavilion offering stunning views of Gold Coast City and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The lobby and ballroom are protected by a green roof and pool deck which create alternate locations to relax and unwind.
The hotel, which will open in 2015, includes three restaurants, a lobby café with outdoor seating, a cocktail bar and retail space. The Resense Spa will offer 10 treatment rooms, a hair and beauty salon, health club, yoga studio, organic food bar, 25-metre outdoor pool, two racquetball courts and two tennis courts. A large ballroom and conference center have been designed to accommodate meetings and events of all sizes. The hotel, which was designed in association with Looney and Associates, will include onsite water treatment and a generator to provide three days of water and power to the hotel.
As part of the Gold Coast Master Plan, also developed by Page, a four-story Galleria will be constructed adjacent to the hotel. A parking garage will be on the first level of the structure, while the top three levels of the building will include high-end retail and a food court with views toward the Atlantic.
Kempinski Gold Coast City Accra Sleeper Magazine, November/December 2012, p.12