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Portoroz, 23 January 2013
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Best luxury meetings resort hotel of the year

Best luxury meetings resort hotel of the year

Portoroz, 23 January 2013: The Kempinski Palace Portoroz was rated as the best hotel in the category “Luxury meetings resort hotel of the year” with 4, 77 points.

The Kongres Magazine introduced the Meeting Star award for exceptional achievements in the field of market communication on destinations, congresses, events and meeting suppliers in South Eastern Europe. A certificate of special recognition was presented to Kempinski Palace Portoroz for the “Best luxury resort meeting hotel of the year 2012”. The winners of the awards were announced at a gala award ceremony held in scope of the 5th Conventa trade show, on 16 January 2013 in Ljubljana. “The Meeting Star award shows a valuable tribute to the dedication and professionalism of our team, offering an outstanding product, impeccable service and genuine Kempinski experience blended with warm Slovenian hospitality. It is a proof for our efforts constantly to exceed guest’s expectations and turn every event into an unforgettable success. Last but not least the award is a further recognition that the 5* Superior Kempinski Palace Portoroz is the leading hotel for meetings and events not only in Slovenia but as well in the whole region,” said Violeta Milusheva, the Director of Sales and Marketing, in response to the received award.

Besides the recognitions in the meeting industry, the Kempinski Palace Portoroz has accomplished outstanding results as well in leisure tourism with two awards based on valuable reviews and feedback from its guests. TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced Kempinski Palace the winner of its 2013 Traveler's Choice in the category “Top 25 Hotels in Slovenia” and “Top 25 Hotels for Service in Slovenia”.

About the Meeting star award:

The Meeting Star Award honours outstanding achievements in the field of marketing destinations, congresses, events and meetings industry service providers from Europe. The new and improved judging system now gives the public a chance to suggest and vote for their candidates, representing 40 percent of the final score, and help the judges decide on the winners. An impressive international panel of jurors are comprised of marketing experts and influential meeting industry professionals.

The competition is open to congress service providers, hotels, marketing agencies, event agencies, DMC and PCO agencies, convention bureaus, commissioners of congresses and all others involved in the meetings industry.

About Kempinski Palace Portorož:
The luxury hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož, opened in 2008, is situated directly on the Adriatic coast of Slovenia, not far from the Medieval Pearl, the town of Piran, and less than two hours from Venice. The five-star superior hotel embodies a unique combination of traditional and contemporary design, offers 181 superb rooms and suites, a 1,500 sq m (16,145.9 sq ft) spa, an innovative food and beverage concept in all its restaurants and bars, six conference facilities with daylight, a unique historic ballroom and a private park.

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 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.

Contact for Public Relations:
Petra Zierer • PR & Marketing Coordinator • Kempinski Palace Portorož
Obala 45 • 6320 Portorož • Slovenia
Tel +386 5 692 7666 • Fax +386 5 692 7950 • mob +386 40 457 171 •

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