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Modern Luxury in an Ancient Land: Petra and The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea


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If a visit to the kingdom of Jordan is not on your to-do list, it should be.

The superb hospitality of the people and the beautiful natural and historical treasures you can experience in this peaceful country are more than worth the trip. However, I have one more reason to add; the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea.

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Rich Ancient Heritage and Palatial Façade

Taking its cue from Jordan’s rich ancient heritage and abundance of well-preserved antiquities, the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea borrows the inspiration for its palatial façade and lush hanging gardens from the ancient kingdom of Babylon.

kempinski-ishtar-aerial-view-dead-sea - eat love savor luxury lifestyle magazineSet right on the shore of the Dead Sea, the hotel’s terraced gardens and many pools not only evoke the epitome of ancient sophistication, these features also enhance the experience of the spectacular natural setting.

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A Majestic Modern Five-Star Hotel

This majestic hotel, while looking to history for its inspiration, is everything a modern five-star hotel should be with a variety of luxurious accommodations ranging from the standard and deluxe guest rooms to the royal villas with multiple living spaces, private terraces, beach access and all the comforts of an elegant home. The exceptionally large, spacious and welcoming Ishtar Spa by Resense, located on the property, is one of the best I’ve experienced, especially for the opportunity to indulge in a massage outdoors on a terrace overlooking the Dead Sea and the mountains beyond.

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Fine Food in Fine Surroundings and Awe-Inspiring Ruins

With several dining options, all offering both indoor and outdoor seating and ranging from bar food to Italian to a premier pan Asian menu, all located steps from the hotel’s many swimming pools and the world renowned waters of the Dead Sea, you could spend days at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar and never have to leave the property. However, no visit to Jordan would be complete without a tour of the awe-inspiring and amazingly well preserved ruins of the ancient city of Petra.

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Approaching this wonder of the world through the narrow Siq pathway between warm natural sandstone walls like those into which they city was carved thousands of years ago, you feel like you’re walking backward through time. At the end of the pathway you’ll be rewarded with the sight of the famous building, the Treasury, with its columns and statues carved out of the cliff face. In addition to the many buildings carved into the rock of Petra and the city’s well preserved ancient amphitheater, the spectacular natural scenery and the welcoming and friendly spirit of the local people make this a day trip well worth taking to immerse yourself in Jordan’s proud history and remarkable culture. With the best of the ancient and modern worlds at your fingertips, Jordan offers visitors a truly unique experience. For more information, visit

A native Scotsman, Richard Crawford grew up with an innate respect for heritage and appreciation for tradition. As a child, he became increasingly interested in culture and history and could often be found at the local airport where he would sit for hours, fascinated by the travelers, captivated by their sophistication and curious about their backgrounds. As an adult, Crawford relishes the opportunity to travel and experience the world firsthand, and never misses an opportunity to share his stories of adventures with others. In 2005, Crawford became the United States Ambassador to The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, and his dream became a career.