Bratislava, 15 March, 2013 – Hotels from the Kempinski network proved their position as accommodation leaders in Slovakia in the prestigious rankings by Top Trend Restaurants and Hotels 2013. The restaurants in these hotels also appeared at the highest position of the chart.
“We really appreciate the repeated victory of Kempinski hotels in these prestigious rankings, as well as the work of all people who helped us achieve it. We are glad that our clients feel comfortable in our hotels and that their luxury and quality is also appreciated by the professional public”, said Branislav Babík, the Chairman of Board of Directors of Best Hotel Properties a.s., which has the hotels in its portfolio, in reference to the victory. He added that success in Slovak and international evaluations is a great goal for the company management for the future. “We are preparing a surprise for the guests of Kempinski in Bratislava – a new concept for the Arte Lounge & Bar. The visitors of the Kempinski hotel in Štrbské Pleso can also look forward to a new concept of meals à la carte under the supervision of chef Gabriel Kocák. For those who come with their families and children, we are also preparing other innovations that will make their stay even more comfortable”, added Branislav Babík while assuring that the Top Trend award, as well as other prestigious awards the hotels have won, confirm that the BHP hotels are on the right track.
The first place of the Top Trend Restaurants and Hotels 2013 chart belongs to the Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras in Štrbské Pleso. It is followed by Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava with the same number of points – 183. This year the professional jury evaluated more than 70 of the best hotels and more than 150 restaurants all over Slovakia. The key criteria being evaluated was the quality of the provided services.
The Kempinski hotels’ restaurants were also successful in the competition of the best restaurants in Slovakia. The Grand Restaurant of Hotel Kempinski in Štrbské Pleso obtained 4.5 out of 5 possible stars while gaining an absolute victory among the restaurants within the Prešov region. The River Bank restaurant in the Kempinski hotel in Bratislava also obtained 4.5 out of 5 possible stars. In this category, the jury evaluated the quality of served meals and drinks and the service but also the environment where the restaurant is situated. According to Branislav Babík, behind the success of the Kempinski hotels restaurants lies the innovative approach of the chefs, Gabriel Kocák and Bjoern Juhnke, as well as the special training that the hotels’ employees participate in.
Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras and Kempinski Hotel River Park hotels belong to the portfolio of Best Hotel Properties a.s. Besides these hotels, the company portfolio also includes Crowne Plaza in Bratislava, Moscow hotels Kadashevskaya and Baltschug Kempinski as well as the restaurant Buddha – Bar, in Prague. The shares of Best Hotel Properties a.s. are listed on the Bratislava Stock Exchange.