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Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Named ‘Hot New Hotel’ by TripAdvisor

Vilnius, Lithuania, October 16, 2013; Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square was named one of the top 10 ‘Hot New Hotels’ in the world by TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site. Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square was one of only two European hotels that made it on the list and ranked fifth in the world, and first in Europe.

According to TripAdvisor, the ranking included 33 hotels in 18 countries worldwide that opened within the past year and received a minimum of 30 reviews. These properties provided guests with memorable experiences and have earned a minimum of four out of five bubble ratings on TripAdvisor.

“TripAdvisor has identified new hotels that have made lasting impressions on our community since opening their doors,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer at TripAdvisor. “Whether traveling internationally or close to home, we encourage travellers to check out, or ‘check-in’ to these new hotels on the scene that are getting high reviews from other travellers.”

“It is a great achievement to make it onto TripAdvisor’s list of ‘Hot New Hotels,” said Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square General Manger, Noel Attard. “Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square is a historic building with architectural prestige. Our team delivers warm, high-level service with attention to detail. We would like to thank our guests for helping us reach this achievement."

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, offering trusted advice from real travellers and enabling vacationers to plan the perfect trip. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 260 million unique monthly visitors, and more than 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 34 countries worldwide.

About Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square

Conveniently located in Vilnius Old Town, the Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square offers 96 lavish rooms and luxurious suites. The majority of the rooms offer picturesque views of either Vilnius’s Old Town or the city’s iconic Cathedral Square. The hotel includes a modern conference centre of 600 sq. m with state-of-the-art amenities and can be divided into six separate conference rooms, ideally suited for round table meetings, board meetings, presentations and break-out sessions.The hotel features two restaurants, the Telegrafas and Le Salon Bar and Lounge as well as the Kempinski The Spa, an exceptional relaxation, exercise and wellness centre with six treatment rooms, a fitness area, heated indoor pool and separate Finnish and steam saunas.

About Kempinski:

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 74 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 • birute.leimontaite@kempinski.com • www.kempinski.com/vilnius

To book or for further information, please visit:

www.kempinski.com/press www.globalhotelalliance.com