All posts tagged: Kempinski Hotel

Elemental Herbology and Resense create new Kempinski amenities

I love hotel amenities. And I hold my hands up to admit I take a clean sweep of them as I exit the room. They are, for the most part all travel sized, which means they are perfect for an overnight stay or a weekend away with limited cabin baggage (i.e. under 100ml). And what’s best is that you get to try new and interesting brands and sometimes ones you’ve not heard of before. So I was pleased to hear about the triple partnership between Resense (a spa consultant and management brand) and Elemental Herbology, who have jointly created amenities that will be exclusively available in suites throughout Kempinski Hotels globally. Made in Italy and prescribed by Resense, the amenity range consists of four “base products”, handpicked for their individual efficacy. The Deep Cleanse (body wash), Shiny Locks (shampoo) and Hair Soufflé (conditioner) adds an element of luxury to guests’ shower rituals, while the Skin Drink (body lotion) will deeply hydrate leaving skin nourished and soft. I’ve been testing the body wash and am impressed. …

Review: Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Spain

THE HOTEL: Making the most of its unique position in the Costa del Sol, the Kempinski Hotel Bahía is bathed in sunshine (about 320 days a year) and provides everything you need for a relaxing escape. Perfect for a week-long stay or a weekend break off season, each of the rooms and suites has a sea view looking across the Mediterranean.  Around an hour from Malaga, you bypass the notorious resorts and in and instant you are in your very own oasis. The five star hotel is decorated with earthy terracotta tones, which contrasts perfectly with the manicured gardens and palm trees. Inside the décor combines a muted yellow palette and touches of orange. It’s light and airy take on the Andalusian style. In keeping with Kempinski values, the hotel staff were warm, welcoming and impeccable. Art abounds though the hotel with many works by Stefan Szczesny (one of which came home with me). There are three restaurants and three bars, all offering a great selection of Spanish food and seafood. For the more active …

Postcard from the Costa del Sol

Think you know the Costa del Sol? Then think again. Bypassing the large resorts of Torremolinos and Fuengirola, the Costa del Sol has some impressive and rather surprising gems to be found. Starting off past Marbella (the glitzy costal resort) I began my first taste of the costa near Estapona at Kempinski Hotel Bahia. Situated right on the sea with commanding views of the coast, it’s a smart five star property with restaurants, bars, art, a spa (of course) and a touch of class. Next stop is the all-too-often, overlooked city of Malaga. Neglected in that most tourists get off the plane at Malaga airport and head to the big seaside resorts. Malaga is a working port town with a big heart. The old town is delightful to stroll around, day or night. Tapas bars abound and the residents love to promenade in the early evening as the sun goes down. Birthplace of Picasso, there’s plenty for the art buff to enjoy (art museum and childhood home) and historically the Alcabazar, Cathedral and Castilo de …