Kempinski celebrates landmark 120th anniversary
Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, The One Executive Suites Shanghai and Kempinski Hotel Suzhou, 2 June 2017 – 3 Kempinski Hotels celebrates 120 years of delivering rich and meaningful experiences to its guests, a series of festivities designed to enchant and delight guests, as Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group marks this milestone anniversary.
Commenting on this landmark anniversary, Markus Semer, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Kempinski Hotels, said: “After 120 years, we’re delighted to pay tribute to an extraordinary past, and herald an exciting future. Our founder, Berthold Kempinski, paved the way for a new standard of hospitality, based on timeless European elegance and impeccable service. He created venues that introduced guests to new experiences, in unique and original surroundings, and his innovative and entrepreneurial approach has remained the inspiration for our development over the years.”
Today Kempinski manages and operates some of the world’s most iconic hotels, such as the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, and the Çirağan Palace Kempinski in Instanbul. The brand is synonymous with elegant European service, blended with the individual culture and traditions of each destination.
As well as the 120th anniversary, 2017 also marks the return of Kempinski to the Americas, with the opening of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Cuba’s first five-star luxury hotel. Housed in one of Old Havana’s most iconic buildings, the hotel will be the newest star in the Kempinski constellation.
“We have spent 120 years exploring the world, creating a constellation of remarkable havens to which guests can travel and stay in style, and we haven’t lost our thirst for discovery,” concludes Mr Semer. “Whilst we value and preserve our traditions, we will continue to develop new and innovative approaches to hospitality, so while celebrating our past this year, we can also look forward to a bright future.”