Luxury hotel management company Kempinski has opened Bristoria Hotel in Erbil, Kurdistan following a refurbishment programme.

The property has 118 rooms and suites featuring convenient workspaces and comfortable making it a suitable choice for modern travellers.

Bristoria Hotel Erbil boasts three diverse restaurants catering international and regional cuisines and multiple meeting rooms designed for all business requirements.

Other guest amenities at the property include a swimming pool, a gym with a sauna and a healthy juice bar.

Kempinski Group chief executive officer and Kempinski AG management board chairman Bernold Schroeder said: “The agreement to manage Bristoria Hotel Erbil is a result of our long-term partnership with its owner Jawad Al Kassab, for whom we have been successfully managing our two iconic hotels in Jordan over the past years.

“This is further proof of the trusting ties we have with our owners who appreciate our high-level experience in managing hotels around the globe.”

Erbil, the hotel’s home city, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It dates back to more than 8,000 years.

Bristoria Hotel Erbil is easily accessible to major tourist destinations in the city of Erbil including the Citadel, museums or other historical sites and parks.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea and Levant area general manager Sebastien Mariette said: “Bristoria Hotel Erbil brings a new definition of convenience to the modern traveller visiting the ancient city of Erbil.

“We are very much excited to begin this new journey where Bristoria Hotel Erbil will be introduced as the place to offer simple excellence, comfort and efficient services to all guests alike.”

In February this year, the company announced Kempinski Hotel & Resort Yanbu in western Saudi Arabia.