Kempinski is set to manage a luxurious resort on the Red Sea, on the Jordanian side, due to open in December 2008. The Kempinski Hotel Aqaba is being developed by the United Saudi Jordanian Hotels & Tourism Company, who also own the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, due to open in 2006. This will be Kempinski’s third hotel under management in Jordan, after the group opened its first property, the Kempinski Hotel Amman earlier this year. The hotel will offer a variety of international and regional dining options, including a Club Lounge and large deck with panoramic views over the Red Sea, as well as an exclusive nightclub. A wellness centre and spa can be accessed from the guest floors with a separate elevator and a shopping arcade will house several exclusive boutiques. Moreover, The Kempinski Hotel Aqaba will have a large ballroom capable of seating up to 400 guests, theatre-style. With several further meeting rooms and a fully equipped business centre, the hotel offers a unique setting for business conferences as well as more intimate, family celebrations.