“Our first year has been overwhelming, as we have surpassed all expectations in terms of business, hotel position and service standards. Opening a new hotel is always challenging, but we have achieved in 12 months what normally takes three years to do. It is extremely satisfying to see what we have achieved in such a short time. Credit must be given to the hotel team for doing an amazing job, to our business partners who have been instrumental in our success, to the owning company for investing in the property, as well as to our guests who have visited”, - said General Manager Noel Attard.
Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square has received local and international recognition during its first year. In 2013, Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square received the highest five-star plus rating from Hotelstars Union, a hotel association that unifies European classification criterion. According to experts, the new classification system and Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square’s rating is expected to influence the growth in the number of tourists to Vilnius.
International recognition and awards has also positively contributed to Vilnius’ popularity. Conde Nast Traveler (US) selected Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square to compete amongst 154 international hotels in its “Best New Hotels of 2013” category. Overall, more than 1000 hotels from different countries around the world were considered and just 154 were selected. This is the first time any hotel in Lithuania has received such recognition.
In addition, the hotel received the Best Hotel, Leisure and Residential Development of 2013 in Central and Eastern Europe award, the Central and Eastern European Real Estate Quality Awards (CEEQA) are widely recognised as the most prestigious real estate industry awards for Central and Eastern Europe.
During Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square’s first year, a number of internationally known guests and prominent political representatives visited the hotel, including actor and director Dexter Fletcher, singer Eric Clapton, rock band Depeche Mode, Scorpions band member Rudolf Schenker and film director Robert Zemeckis.
During Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square’s first year, more than 15,000 croissants and 25,000 bread rolls were baked, and more than 13,000 cups of coffee and tea were consumed. Guests purchased about 800 bottles, 2,000 glasses of sparkling wine and 4,300 beers, as well as two bottles of Château Margeaux 1989 Champagne. At Kempinski the Spa more than 500 massages were performed.
Established 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 81 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 imbues 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.
For further information please contact
Birutė Leimontaitė • Director Marketing & Sales • Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square • 01122 Vilnius • Lithuania T +37052201165 • F +37052201170 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.kempinski.com/vilnius
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