The leadership team of Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko undertook the challenge of conducting the second part of its team building programme by climbing the Vihren Peak, on Pirin Mountain. The first part of the programme was successfully completed last month, during which the team went to the second largest ski resort in Borovec, Bulgaria.
On 18 July, the management team of the hotel and some volunteers from the staff worked together under the motto “One team - One Goal - One Peak” and climbed the Vihren Peak. It is the second highest peak in Bulgaria, after Musala Peak on Rila Mountain, and the third highest in the Balkans.
It took around three hours for the team to climb the peak, which is 2,914 metres above sea level, but the view was astounding and well worth the time and effort to get to the top. The panorama from the peak was open in all directions and really impressive - all the highest peaks and lakes of Pirin could be seen from the top. When the sky is clear, one can even see the Mediterranean Sea. Although the hiking tour was very difficult, by the end all were very happy that they had achieved the target – reaching the peak. The team placed the hotel sign on the peak and proudly waved the Kempinski flag, all while wearing specially designed t-shirts with the team building motto.
The hiking tour was on the same day as the 175th birthday of the “all-time greatest Bulgarian”, Vasil Levski, who is a national hero and a very significant person in Bulgarian history.
The team building activities will not stop here. The hotel management team is already planning some new challenging activities for the near future.
Created 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 79 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:
Emiliya Kordeva ▪ Sales Coordinator ▪
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
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