World Travel Awards has chosen Kempinski Sofia as Leading Hotel in Bulgaria for a fifth consecutive year in a heated competition with other top city hotels. The second award, Bulgaria’s Leading Business Hotel, makes the achievements even more significant and meaningful.
The contest defined by Wall Street Journal as ‘the travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars” was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the global travel and tourism industry. Celebrating its 19th anniversary this year, the competition is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could hope to receive. The glamorous Europe Gala Ceremony in Portugal on October 6 gathered travel elite from around the globe, and the two prizes of Kempinski Sofia were personally received by Ms Nadia Broekelman, one of the hotel owners.
Earlier in 2012 Kempinski Hotel Zografski received a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. The Certificate of Excellence aims to recognize exceptional businesses around the globe who offer top facilities, five star service and great customer experience. It is awarded to qualifying accommodations, attractions and restaurants listed on TripAdvisor and maintaining a high overall user rating and a high volume of recent and quality reviews, and reflects the opinion of the people who matter most in the hospitality business, hotel guests.
“The 2012 awards come as a well-deserved recognition for the constant strive of Kempinski Hotel Zografski towards improvement and exceeding guest expectations. We are extremely happy and proud to be singled out as one of the best hotels and will for sure continue in the same direction to further enhance the quality of our product and service. Being selected for Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel for a fifth consecutive year by such a prestigious organization as World Travel Awards is indeed a great achievement in hospitality”, said Mr Gerd Ruge, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia.
With its unique location and infrastructure built on an area of 30 000 sq.m. Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia is undoubtedly one of the leaders on the hotel market. It features 442 guest rooms, the most extensive hotel conference facilities in town and the only Japanese Garden on the Balkan Peninsula, 6 restaurants, 2 bars, exceptional leisure facilities, shopping arcade.