Bansko, 3 October 2023 – Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko was honoured for the fifth time in a row as “Bulgaria’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel” from the World Travel Awards, which is the most prestigious honours programme in travel and tourism. Europe’s premier travel brands of 2023 have been revealed at a spectacular gala ceremony on 29 September in Batumi, Georgia. Thе most eagerly anticipated evening in the tourism industry gathered more than 250 tourism leaders from 30 different countries. During this ever-so-significant European hospitality industry event, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko was recognised as a winner[JA1] of one of the most desired awards in the hospitality business. As is customary, the event was part of an interesting three-day programme of business networking, social events, sightseeing and leisure activities organised specially for event participants. The Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing, Mariana Mominova, and the PR and Marketing Manager of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, Emiliya Kordeva, were also present among the invited guests and had the honour of getting on stage to receive the trophy on behalf of the hotel and thanking voters around the world for their support and recognition.
On the occasion of receiving the new award, the recently appointed General Manager, Mr. Rene Detzen, commented: “I joined the team at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko just two months ago, and this award comes as a wonderful welcome. We are very honoured to be awarded as ‘Bulgaria’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel’ for a fifth consecutive year. This prestigious award further motivates us to continue delivering an outstanding experience to our valuable guests from all over the world. I am extremely happy and also proud of the team for this achievement.”
Voting for Europe’s hottest brands and travel products took place online on the World Travel Awards official page and was open from 9 May to 20 August 2023 for both tourism professionals and end travellers. The World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Each year, the programme covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise excellence within each continent.
The full list of the winners of the World Travel Awards 2023 is available at: https://www.worldtravelawards.com/winners/2023/europe.
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is also included again in the ongoing ranking for the World Ski Awards as a nominee in the category “Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel 2023”. For all who wish to support the hotel, voting is open until 13 October 2023, at the following link:
About Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko: Being the only ski-in and ski-out hotel in the area, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is located in the very heart of the most popular and vibrant winter resort in the Balkans – Bansko, right across from the gondola lift station, which gives access to 75 km of ski runs groomed at a high international level, suitable for all skiers, from complete beginners to advanced ones. The luxury hotel is the only international branded winter resort in this part of the Balkans and is open year-round. It features 157 Alpine-style rooms, including 26 suites and an exclusive Presidential Suite, a fully renovated Kempinski The Spa with brand-new and unique thermal facilities, four conference rooms and eight restaurants and bars with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountains. Graced with European flair, the hotel grants the ultimate Kempinski ski, gourmet and spa experience.
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. Today, the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five-star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. www.kempinski.com www.ghadiscovery.com
Emiliya Kordeva - Belcheva · PR and Marketing Manager
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
96, Pirin Street · 2770 Bansko · Bulgaria
T +359 749 88568 · M +359 889 920 030 · [email protected]