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1st Arena Polo World Cup in Azerbaijan

Kempinski Hotel Badamdar is proud to be the official host hotel of the 1st Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan to be held 6-8 September 2013 at the newly constructed outdoor polo-arena of the Elite Equestrian Center in Baku.

Over 2400 years ago, Azerbaijan was the home to the ancestral game of Chovgan, a special training program for cavalry troops which eventually evolved into modern day polo in the 19th Century. The 1st Arena Polo World Cup will be the first polo tournament played in the region. Four international top class teams from Argentina, the US, UK and Germany will meet in Baku and play a highly competitive game in a unique, unprecedented tournament. The event is organized by the World Polo GmbH which has successfully staged tournaments such as the Snow Arena Polo World Cup in Courchevel and St Moritz and tournaments played on sand in the UAE. The tournament will start on 5 September 2013 with a presentation of the teams and sponsors at Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku followed by a welcome reception for the players and invited guests A highlight of the event will be the friendly match between the Azeri Chovgan team and one of the four top teams of the tournament.

“It is a great honor to have been selected as the host hotel for this prestigious event” says Pierre Stacher, General Manager of the hotel. The program includes entertainment and activities for everybody: Argentinean Gaucho party, Tango on the field and live music. Thus, we expect guests from all over the world. By “bringing polo home” we are witnessing a revival of local traditions.” Kempinski Hotel Badamdar is offering special Polo Packages starting at 1350eur and combining airport transfer, 4 nights hotel accommodation, breakfast, 3 days entrance to VIP lounge at Polo Arena including hospitality, as well as transportation to and from the venue. The package can be booked online or directly with the hotel through below WebPages.

www.kempinski.com/en/baku

www.finass.ch/en

About Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku: The Kempinski Hotel Badamdar Baku is a gleaming addition to the fast growing portfolio of Kempinski city hotels was opened in September 2011. A resort within the city it offers outstanding facilities for business, leisure travelers and families alike. Facilities include 280 expertly designed rooms and suites, 38 fully-furnished and serviced residences, 36 fully furnished offices, 19 meeting rooms, a Ballroom, an Auditorium, two restaurants and two bars as well as tennis and basketball court, entertainment center and Aquapark.

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels. 

To book or for further information visit www.kempinski.com/press • www.globalhotelalliance.com

Issued by:

Zarifa Mirzoeva - Director for Public Relations and Social Affairs,

Kempinski Hotel Baku, Azerbaijan 1c., M.Mushfig Str., Badamdar, Baku AZ1006, Azerbaijan

Tel.: +994 12 538 90 90 ●Fax: +994 12 539 90 91 ● mobile: +99450 290 12 81

zarifa.mirzoyeva@kempinski.com