Bangkok, 7 October 2022 – Born on 10 October 1843, Berthold Kempinski was the founder of the Kempinski brand and one of Berlin’s most innovative restaurateurs.
The Kempinski family started off as wine traders from a small town in today’s Poland and in 1872, Berthold and his wife, Helene, moved to Berlin and opened a small wine store where they also started offering meals at fixed prices. It was Berthold who had the revolutionary idea to offer smaller portions of food and wine served by the glass. Guests were able to pair several dishes and wines in one sitting, or, if their budget was smaller, they could choose a half portion and a glass of wine at an affordable price.
Berthold’s concept allowed almost everyone to savour a moment of luxury, regardless of their social status. Unsurprisingly, word spread and in 1889 the Kempinski family was at the helm of one of the city's most popular restaurants, welcoming up to 10,000 guests every day by 1907.
When Berthold handed over the reins to the next generation, they kept his innovative spirit alive and opened new restaurants, cafes and hotels in Germany and around the world.
Today, like Berthold, we believe that luxury must be carefully crafted, felt and lived in the now. We therefore invite you to celebrate with us and savour your own moment of luxury and mark what would have been Berthold’s 179th birthday.
To celebrate Berthold’s birthday, Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok invites you to celebrate with us and savour your own moment of luxury and mark what would have been Berthold’s 179th birthday. Enjoy special coffee promotion – BOGO promotion, Buy One Get One Free at Berthold Delikatessen from NOW till 31 October 2022. This special promotion is available from 8:00 – 10:00. Promotion items are for regular espresso coffee menus (Iced and cold). Available on local coffee beans only.