While my role is a selling point for the hotel,” says Jirapatsorn Jantranikul, a Lady in Red at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, “I find it truly empowering as it allows me to personally connect with our guests and deliver truly great service.” Jirapatsorn is filled with pride every time she steps into the lobby to greet her guests. “To me, excellent service means perfection,” she says. “But great service also comes from the heart. When you genuinely care and show that you want to help them as if you were looking after members of your own family, guests feel that. Great service is not just about the quality. It is also about the warmth.”
Jirapatsorn has been a Lady in Red at Siam Kempinski ...
One of the most visited cities in the world, Dubai is a thriving business and pleasure destination that appeals to all kinds of guests. Unlike anywhere else in the world, it is definitely a place to be experienced first-hand.
Dubai offers its visitors the very best of everything. From world-leading architecture and spectacular man-made islands to a huge range of shopping malls and exquisite restaurants. Whenever you visit, there is always plenty to see and do.
Whether you are staying in the heart of the city or taking it slow and relaxing on one of Dubai’s many beach resorts, visiting the United Arab Emirate's capital is sure to be a trip filled with amazement. From ...
Latvia’s capital Riga, with its beautifully-preserved Old Town and Art Nouveau city centre, makes a great place to visit at any time of year – but in winter, as the snows fall and the street markets begin, it becomes a truly magical destination.
Here are some of our favourite things to see and do in Riga during the colder months:
It is said that the world’s first Christmas tree was decorated in Riga – today, you can see a large paving stone in the city square marking the spot where it stood in 1510.
Today, Christmas is celebrated with enthusiasm all around Riga. Just follow the enticing sounds and smells to the Old Town Christmas Fair, where stalls sell gingerbread ...
One of the Middle East’s most popular cities and the ancient capital of Jordan, Amman is a global city that offers much in terms of shopping, sightseeing and culture. If you are looking for a Middle Eastern city break or want a great base from which to explore the countless treasures throughout Jordan, Amman is a perfect destination – here is everything it has to offer.
Amman and its surrounding areas have been inhabited for over 8,000 years, and since then countless civilisations have made their mark on the city, enriching it with culture. While a very large proportion of the city is less than a century old, the city’s heritage is embedded into every aspect, including ...
Whether you have always wanted to get married surrounded by a glistening blanket of snow, or to say 'I do' in the heart of the Seychelles on a picture-perfect December morning, winter weddings promise to be truly unforgettable.
Here at Kempinski, we have hotels in world-class locations all around the world, each with their own exceptional facilities and a team of events experts on hand to make your day one you will cherish forever. Take a look at our finest venues, best suited for couples that wish to celebrate their special day in the winter months.
The alpine resort of St. Moritz is a truly beautiful destination, with its majestic snowy mountains, enchanting frozen lakes ...
The food we eat is forever changing, and as ideas and culinary expertise move and mix across the globe, new flavours are constantly being created as separate styles are introduced to one another. At first appearance many of these dishes shouldn’t work, but once tasted, the results are often spectacular.
If you are a fan of fusion food, or if you want to know what all the fuss is about, here are some of the finest fusion dining spots in the world.
Thai food is known for its fresh ingredients and strong flavours, and while this is true at Sra Bua - with restaurants in Berlin, Bangkok and Jochberg - a meal here is far more contemporary than classic Thai dishes.
Crafted by famous ...
Executive Chef, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
If you have ever had a clay pot artistically shattered into pieces in front of you at the dining table, or eaten off a “flying buffet” held up by 100 helium-filled balloons, it is highly likely you have experienced the artistry and brilliance of Chef Sudqi Naddaf.
Chef Sudqi is in his 15th year with Kempinski Hotels. He’s been with the Kempinski Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, his fifth property, for six years. The Executive Chef is an evangelist of great service, unforgettable menus and perfectly staged artistic settings. In turn, recognising and valuing Chef Sudqi’s artistic genius, Kempinski fuels his passion and ...
Autumn is a magical time in Germany – as the trees turn to gold, the nights get longer and the temperature falls, it is a season of festivals, wrapping up warm for beautiful walks in the woods and, of course, lots of hearty food and drink.
Potato and beer soup
This dish is a firm favourite, especially during Oktoberfest in Munich. Potato and beer soup is the perfect accompaniment to a stein and all this festival has to celebrate.
It usually consists of russet potatoes, flavoured with Dijon mustard and boiled in light Pilsner beer along with leeks and carrots, before being topped with crispy bacon pieces and chives. Enjoy with a pretzel roll, a stein of beer and the sounds of a brass ...
The jewel in the crown of Switzerland’s world-renowned ski resorts, St. Moritz is said to have been the resort that started alpine tourism in 1864 and has twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games. It is a place where any lover of winter sports should visit at least once, and with beautiful scenery, a rich culture and emphasis on luxury, it also graciously welcomes travellers who have slightly less enthusiasm for sport!
Stunning St. Moritz
One of the alpine destination’s most striking aspects is its location: the Upper Engadine, a section of the dizzyingly beautiful Engadine valley that tracks the Inn River. The natural wonder is a fantastic place to visit, with the bright blue Lake St ...
Countless countries and cultures around the world celebrate traditional times of harvest, and these take on a variety of forms. Whether they focus on the ripening of the first crops at the start of the harvest season or give thanks for a productive harvest before winter draws in, they are a time to eat well and be merry – here are some of the most interesting.
Rice Harvest Festival
In Bali, Indonesia, harvest celebrations focus on the country’s staple crop. Commemorated in May and June following New Year, towns and villages across the country are decorated with an array of colourful flags as people pay their respects to Dewi Sri, the rice goddess.
Townspeople place effigies and bamboo ...