The Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea was built in several stages, starting with the Resort area and villas, which are closest to the sea and beach, and which opened in May 2006. The main part of the hotel, which is closer to the road and overlooks the rest of the complex and the sea, then opened in May 2007. Finally, the stylish spa with unbelievable sea views opened as recently as November 2008. It has 20 treatments rooms and in addition to the many treatments on offer, including massages overlooking the sea, there are also hydromassage facilities, two seawater pools and a shiatsu pool, among other things. In addition to all this, there is a sauna, hammam, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis and a gym so you can relax or work out as the mood takes you. The spa has its own bedrooms, so you can spend several days there if you wish.
The hotel has a total of 345 guest rooms, spread between the 3 different parts of the complex mentioned above. The main building is designed in the Arabic style, a theme also reflected in the lobby of the Ishtar Resort area, with sunlight shining in through its glass roof. A huge terrace offers views across the sea and the Resort area as a whole resembles a village of small houses built around the main building in its centre.
As far as sport is concerned, the hotel has a tennis court and 9 different swimming pools (a long pool, infinity pool, children's pool, spa pools, river pool, eye-shaped pool, etc.). There is also a mini-club for children, where they can watch films, play games and use the computers whilst their parents enjoy a drink with friends at one of the several bars.