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The new Green initiative is inspired by the hotel’s desire to be a close part of Pirin National Park, included in the Unesco Heritage

In keeping with our Green Policy and as a further contribution to the magnificent nature around Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, the hotel undertook the initiative to decorate the tables of the Lobby Bar with plants – the unique alpine roses of the Pirin Mountains.

As of 14 February all tables in the lobby area are decorated with alpine roses in pots, which brings the mountain spirit into the hotel. All visitors and guests of the hotel Lobby have the opportunity to become a part of this new local experience.

Having in mind the hotel’s commitment to spread knowledge about the Pirin Mountains, part of the World Heritage by UNESCO, the hotel staff went in search of the ideal live plants to decorate the Lobby Bar area tables. The Assistant Executive Housekeeper Vesselina Yakubova came up with the inspired suggestion of the local alpine rose (Sempervivum). The alpine rose is a fabulous flower, which grows in the nearby majestic Pirin Mountains. The General Manager of the hotel Athanassios Manos - who is a mountaineer himself - was very pleased with the initiative and the final choice, having recognised the beautiful rose he has seen high in the mountains.

It is indeed the best way to bring down to the hotel Lobby tables the unique beautiful natural decoration of the mountain slopes which are just a few footsteps away. It shows both the hotel’s respect for ‘Mother Nature’ and the hotel’s commitment to maintain it for future generations while introducing to all valuable guests part of its wonderful treasures.

About Kempinski:

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 75 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:

Helen Gorbunova ▪ Regional Director PR Eastern Europe ▪
The Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow ▪ Ul. Balchug 1 ▪ Moscow ▪ 115035, Russia
Tel. +7 (495) 287 2000 ▪ Fax +7 (495) 287 2002 ▪

Emiliya Kordeva ▪ Sales and Marketing Coordinator ▪

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ Fax +359 749 88560 ▪

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