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June 30th, 2019
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The 20th anniversary of the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz was celebrated in style

The 20th anniversary of the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz was celebrated in style

San Lawrenz, 30th June 2019 – This year Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz celebrates 20 years
of delivering rich and meaningful experiences to its guests with a series of festivities,
hosting an exclusive Kempinski Soirée. The Hotel was officially inaugurated on 29 June
1999 with the name of San Lawrenz Leisure Resort, and two years later joined Europe’s
oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski.

The red-carpet event opened the ceremony with speeches by Mr. Bernold Schroeder, Chief
Operating Officer Europe and Vice Chairman of the Management Board at Kempinski, Ms
Dorothy Baldacchino a Director of Baldacchino Group and the Minister for Tourism, the
Honourable Dr. Konrad Mizzi. The memorable evening brought together the local key
influencers and associates of the hotel.

A tribute video in honour of the late Mr. Joe Baldacchino followed the speeches. The video
touched the audience were the family and associate’s portrait Mr. Baldacchino as an
inspirational role model. He changed the hotel offer in Gozo through his charisma and
vision of the future.

Mr. Bernold Schroeder

He praised Joe Baldacchino for his vision and entrepreneurship. He thanks the family for
the fruitful and trusting partnership with Kempinski while also thanking the local
authorities for their support “You have a beautiful destination and should be proud of a
world class destination with fantastic heritage and kind people.”

Ms Dorothy Baldacchino

Gozo is a unique destination in Europe and distinguished from Malta. Investing further in
quality tourism is the only way forward, as quantity does not automatically equate to
quality. We need to make sure, that as a nation where tourism is a pillar of our economy,
we continue to invest in the education of our future generations so that we indeed keep
our islands beautiful, and reinstate in our youngsters the sentiment that a career in the
hospitality industry is indeed a rewarding one.

Hon. Dr. Konrad Mizzi

From a vision of Joe Baldacchino he praised the 20 years of success in creating a luxury
product for the island of Gozo and putting the destination on the tourism map with
Kempinski. Gozo has an amazing potential for tourism. The island has challenges but
also opportunities. Dr. Mizzi stated also that tourism requires vision and works have been
done to improve the product. Frequency of transport will be added to improve mobility to

About Kempinski Hotels:

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 75 five-star
hotels and residences 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 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 media information:
Massimo Bonafaccia
Executive Assistant Manager i/c of Sales & Marketing

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