Mineral products from Jordan’s Dead Sea have long been famed for their healing qualities and these are put to good use at Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea where the spa offers a large-scale, modern labyrinth of wellness full of whirpools, steam rooms and saunas as well as meditation spaces and yoga studios.
Operated by Anantara, the facility promises untold luxury in surroundings of mystical allure.
From Thai massage to the Royal Hammam experience, the spa offers traditional treatments alongside specially-formulated options using Dead Sea products in body scrubs, wraps and facials.
Spa treatments use elixirs and oils from the freshest indigenous ingredients, earthy tonics such as skin-nourishing mud from the Dead Sea and natural volcanic pumice to restore perfect balance and delight the senses.
The hotel itself is set amidst a region like no other, hidden away for centuries at 400 metres below sea level, where nature and history have wonderfully conspired.
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar offers three luxurious enclaves among gardens dotted with lagoons, waterfalls and private pools, where ancient olive trees mingle with bamboo providing guests with absolute privacy in a serene and exclusive setting.
Designed in affectionate tribute to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the resort is built with local stone and boasts 345 rooms and suites designed featuring contemporary decor that weaves clean and simple lines into a stylish Arabesque setting. All rooms and suites benefit from stunning views of the Dead Sea with spacious patios or balconies.
An awe-inspiring paradise, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea is redefining luxury service in the lowest point on earth at the highest of levels.
Meanwhile, sister property the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba, is bringing that same level of service and luxury to the white sandy beaches and azure waters of the Red Sea.
Here, Kempinski The Spa uses treatments based on the wisdom and healing elements of nature to restore the body’s natural equilibrium.
Rich elixirs and regional plants and herbs are incorporated into treatments such as the exclusive seasonal facial, which guarantees to leave the skin feeling bright and refreshed, and massages to relax and restore.
The Aqaba property makes the most of its beachside location
With an array of culinary options, leisure activities, and top-tier pampering and perfectly at home within its picturesque surroundings, this resort is heaven to explorers and leisure seekers alike.
Set against a stunning backdrop, the hotel combines the warmth of the Jordanian people with the highest standards of a luxury European resort.
Style is contemporary chic and the resort’s fascinating tear-drop design guarantees sea views from all 200 rooms and suites complemented by luxurious facilities and state-of-the-art technology.
There are three lounges and three eateries to choose from serving everything from extensive gourmet buffets to delicious fresh seafood and an assortment of tantalising treats.
And at night the hotel blossoms with wondrous façade lighting, paving the way for an unforgettable evening of cocktails and vintage beverages around the sunken pool or at Aqua Lounge, a favourite with romantics due to its gorgeous views of the Red Sea.
It goes without saying that the diving at Aqaba is incredible and guests can explore the largest sellection of natural soft corals in the world when delving into the glittery, calm waters. And with year-round sunshine and its location close to the ancient city of Petra, Aqaba is the ideal introduction to Jordan.