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Feel the Magic of the Festive Season at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski

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Feel the Magic of the Festive Season at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski
written by
Mariam Nowar

The magical touch of the festive season can bring joy into every heart. Experience the regal treatment of Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski’s lavish location that features flavourful set menus, rooms that are fit for royalty, and exit 2020 with a chic demeanour…

Romanov Steakhouse and 1897 Bar

Get the best of both worlds at Romanov and 1897 Bar, where you’ll be dining with a breath-taking view of the Palace courtyard, then grabbing drinks at the bar with soothing music by Michelle Rounds easing you into 2021 on New Year’s Eve after a festive bash on Christmas Eve.

The Christmas Eve dinner is 850++ LE per person, and the Christmas Day celebration set menu is 950++ LE per person. The much-anticipated countdown on New Year’s Eve will feature a delicious dinner for 1,400+++ LE per person.

Yana, Asian Fusion

If you’re looking for something new, Yana’s Asian fusion cuisine will warm you up with a side of funky beats by the restaurant’s resident DJ.

The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day set menus are 650++ LE each per person. As for New Year’s Eve, the set menu is for 1,000+++ LE per person.

Lucca, Italian Restaurant

Fancy a trip to Italy? Lucca’s Chef Giovanni will whisk you away to the land of authentic Italian cuisine with Dolce Vita-themed Christmas and New Year’s brunch banquets! There’s also live entertainment to keep you grooving while you munch away.

The Christmas Day set menu is for 750++ LE, and the Christmas Eve menu is for 650++ LE.

Bab Al Qasr, Levantine Cuisine

For a cuisine that hits closer to home, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Bab Al Qasr. The dishes are prepared to perfection by Chef Omar, and it features a variety of grilled items with a live oriental show.

The Coptic Christmas Day (7th of January) and New Year’s Eve set menus are for 1,200++ LE each per person.

The State

Ring in the New Year at The State’s New Year’s Eve celebratory buffet for 950+++ LE per person.

Vibes Lounge

Celebrate the entire month of December like you so rightfully deserve with a selection of hot chocolate specialities and Christmas treats. Best enjoyed with good company!


Sit back and relax while the experts work their magic using chocolate oil. Yes, you read that right! The 75-minute massage will be helping relieve the stress of the year, and also improve blood circulation using the oil, which is rich in antioxidants, and we bet that it smells delicious! The massage will be following a 45-minute coffee scrub and cocoa butter wrap that will leave your skin glowing.

The package is available throughout December for 2,300 LE.

For reservations, call 01019993343.