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Eight stars: Juan Amador (three stars) signs with Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch Frankfurt (five stars)

Exciting news for all gourmets in the Rhine-Main region: After intensive negotiations Stefan Schwind, the director of the Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch Frankfurt, signed a cooperation agreement with three star chef Juan Amador.

The highly distinguished chef will implement the Kempinski group’s exclusive Sra Bua restaurant concept for the luxury hotel just outside the city of Frankfurt. With Sra Bua by Juan Amador the Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch Frankfurt is the second Kempinski property in Germany to set new benchmarks with this Asian-European crossover concept after the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin with Sra Bua by Tim Raue. The opening of Sra Bua by Juan Amador is planned for December 2013.

“I am proud that we were able to win Juan Amador for our property. At long last we can offer the gourmets in the Rhine-Main region a restaurant where a three star chef is in charge of the concept,” announces hotel director Stefan Schwind proudly. He sees the new project as the high point of the hotel’s ongoing refurbishment measures. “This is also good news for our guests from all over the world: With Sra Bua by Juan Amador we will establish an innovative yet well-proven restaurant concept,” says Schwind.

Juan Amador, the 44 year-old Swabian with Spanish roots, is also pleased: “The Rhine-Main region is like my home away from home. I earned my stars here, and I enjoy coming back here as well. The Sra Bua concept which comes from Asia is an exciting a challenge I am really looking forward to.”

Juan Amador operates his three Michelin star “Restaurant Amador” in the former Schildkröt factory in Mannheim. He is internationally renowned as a representative of Haute Cuisine as well as Molecular Cuisine; and up to now he used to focus mainly on classic recipes from France, Catalonia and the Basque region as well as fresh regional ingredients. The Sra Bua (“lotus blossom pond”) concept originally comes from Thailand. It represents the dialogue between the multi-flavored Pan-Asian cuisine and European elements such as elegance and first-class service à la Kempinski, and is at each hotel interpreted by one of Europe’s top chefs. Sra Bua was developed by Kempinski, the world’s oldest luxury hotel group thus elevating its culinary offer to a new level.

The Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch Frankfurt is the fifth property worldwide after Bangkok, Jochberg close to Kitzbühel, St. Moritz and Berlin that will implement this innovative concept. “If not now, then when?” General Manager Stefan Schwind asked himself when he was offered the opportunity. “We have been renovating our complete property of about 136,000 square meters since summer 2012 and we are executing many fundamental modifications – with hotel operations up and running. I am very pleased that we will also be able to take a completely new approach to our gastronomy together with a pro such as Juan Amador. I have known Juan for a very long time and I am glad that I was able to get him interested in our hotel.”