In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kempinski began its management contract for the newly renamed Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo on August 1, with an eleven-year management agreement that was arranged back in January.
Named after Africa’s largest river, the hotel is located near its banks right by the embassy district in the Commune of Gombe. Bonus: The hotel’s 22 floors have great views over the Congo River as well as the capital cities of Kinshasa and neighboring Brazzaville, Republic of Congo on the other bank. The tallest building in the Gombe area, the property was originally designed for offices and was remade into a hotel in 2012.
The hotel has 237 rooms (including 42 suites), three specialty restaurants, four bars, and five meeting and events spaces (including an auditorium with seating for 250 attendees). Guests have access to three boutiques and a florist in the lobby.
Leisure facilities include two outdoor tennis courts (with lighting for night games), an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and billiard and snooker rooms. Bonus: Kinshasa’s 18-hole golf course is five minutes away.
Good to know: A full-service spa is being designed for the hotel.
For business travelers, the hotel is close to the country’s principal governing bodies, diplomatic and media organizations, and international corporations located in the Gombe area.
Kempinski Hotels currently operates 74 hotels in 31 countries and has 40 hotels under development worldwide. President and CEO of Kempinski Hotels Reto Wittwer said that following the company’s expansion into the Middle East and China over the past twenty years, Kempinski expects its growing portfolio across the African continent to become a major source of revenue for the company.
The hotel is now available for reservations on Kempinski.com.