It’s hardly a secret that the Middle East and Africa are getting some top-notch luxury hotels from world-class brands—and that these hotels are boosting the region’s profile for high-level business functions. Here are just a few notable properties that have opened in 2013. See why they’re good picks for swank meetings and events…
This Asian-style resort has 293 guest rooms and suites grouped in units of four to eight (with 130 rooms offering direct access to 107,639 square feet of lagoon pools), 12 beach villas, 18 over-water villas — the first of their kind in the Middle East — and three Royal Beach Villas. The ballroom, right next to the beach, can accommodate 300 people for mid-scale gatherings.
Kempinski Hotel Villa Rosa, Nairobi
The Villa Rosa Kempinski hotel (pictured below) is right in the middle of of Nairobi, and has 200 rooms and suites across 10 floors, including a Presidential Suite (with a private terrace, plunge pool and BBQ) on the top floor. The main ballroom, which has no pillars, can accommodate 600 for a reception or 500 theater-style.