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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Wins Two International Awards in One Month

The hotel was awarded “Bulgaria’s Leading Spa Resort” by World Travel Awards 2015 and “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Spa” by World Spa Awards 2015

In September the 22nd World Travel Awards once again honoured Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko as “Bulgaria’s Leading Spa Resort”. The online votes were cast by professionals working within the tourism industry and the public on the organisation’s official website.

The hotel is now an eight-time winner of the coveted award, adding it to its growing list of international trophies. Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko received its first award in the aforementioned category in 2005 followed by 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as in the past three consecutive years.

Just two days ago, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko also received another prestigious spa-related recognition. The hotel’s luxurious Kempinski The Spa won the accolade for “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Spa” at the first annual World Spa Awards, following the votes of spa industry senior executives, high-end travellers and market leaders from around the world, cast online on the World Spa Awards’ website. The gala ceremony took place on 14 September at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam. World Spa Awards’ Managing Director Gina Reynolds said, “What a fantastic evening and congratulations to all our winners. Each and every one of you truly deserves the recognition you have received from our voters around the world. With such a wonderful inauguration, the World Spa Awards will return next year, bigger and better than ever.”

The award-winning Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko features one of the biggest and best equipped spa centers in the region. It is managed by the fastest growing global spa company Resense Spa S.A. since three years already. It is the only Kempinski The Spa in Bulgaria and as well one of the other 23 Kempinski The Spa centres around the world. Known for its signature treatments, authentic Thai massages and state-of-the-art facilities, Kempinski The Spa’s philosophy is inspired by the European cycle of seasons. Extending over 1,200 sq m of space, the centre features 12 treatments rooms, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, two types of steam baths- Hammam and Aroma steam bath, two types of sauna- Finnish and Bio sauna, an exclusive-for-Bulgaria AlphaSphere, the most modern energy-screening technology Asyra, an extensive fitness centre, outdoor tennis court and a healthy Vitamin Bar.

On occasion of these prizes, General Manager Mr Carsten Seubert commented, “Receiving two prominent awards in one month has made us all exceptionally proud. They reflect the continuous commitment of our team in providing service excellence that truly goes above and beyond the expectations of our international guests. These achievements are also an important testament to the fact that in addition to our magnificent, high-class ski conditions, our destination offers remarkable spa experiences all year round.”

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is also included again in the ongoing ranking for the World Ski Awards 2015 as a nominee in the category “Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel”. For all who wish to support the hotel, voting is open until 25 September 2015 at the following link:

About World Travel Awards and World Spa Awards

World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 22nd anniversary, is dedicated to acknowledging, rewarding and celebrating excellence across sectors of the tourism industry. The annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious in the field of tourism and already successfully runs the World Spa, Ski and Golf Awards. Launched in 2015, the World Spa Awards are a new programme aiming to drive up standards within the rapidly growing spa tourism industry across the world by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field. Its mission is to serve as a benchmark of excellence and to help foster a new era of growth in spa tourism.

About Resense –

Resense has an enviable portfolio of professionally and profitably designed spas, all under one of two brands – Resense and Kempinski The Spa. Resense is the first truly European spa brand, a unique concept with specific design requirements, which is being implemented internationally either within selected hotels or as stand-alone spas. Kempinski The Spa is a luxurious, flexible spa concept that is being implemented exclusively within new and existing Kempinski hotels worldwide. Resense was founded in 2009 and is arguably the fastest growing global spa company with over 50 spa contracts currently signed. Resense now operates 23 spas in 18 different countries.

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 manages a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels in 31 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 is imbued with 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 hotel brands.

For further information, please contact:
Emiliya Kordeva ▪ Marketing Manager ▪
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ Fax +359 749 88560 ▪

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