The hotel was once again in the spotlight of the World Ski Awards
For a second consecutive year, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko won the coveted accolade for “Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel” at the annual World Ski Awards 2014. The winners were announced during the official gala ceremony, which took place on Saturday, 22 November at Hotel A-ROSA Kitzbühel in Austria as part of a three-day programme of entertaining events and activities. More than 200 leading ski tourism experts, professionals and market leaders from all over the world gathered to celebrate the most anticipated evening in the international ski industry. General Manager Athanassios Manos was also present at the event and had the pleasure of accepting the trophy on behalf of the hotel.
“It is a great honour for me to be again a part of this prestigious ceremony,” commented Mr Manos. “All of us at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko are very proud to be named ‘Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel’ for a second consecutive year. This acknowledgment is valuable because it rewards our continuous dedication and hard work in providing outstanding ski experience to our guests. I would like to say a big thank you to our partners and guests for their recognition and trust, and to our team for their devotion in taking care of the guests. This will certainly reinforce our efforts to stand out on the international market and lead by example as a luxury ski property that provides the very best in every fashion.”
This year’s ceremony brought recognition not only to the hotel, but also to Bansko as a destination. The town was among the winners once again, awarded in the category of “Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort”. Along with this achievement, Bansko is becoming more and more popular on a global scale. Renowned as the winter capital of the Balkans, the town has already hosted four rounds of the World Ski Cup and is soon to be hosting another one – AUDI FIS Ladies’ Ski WORLD CUP 2015.
More information of all the winners at the World Ski Awards is available at: worldskiawards.com/.
About World Ski Awards
Launched in 2013, World Ski Awards aim is to drive up standards within the ski industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field. Votes were cast by professionals working within the ski industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media – and by the public (ski tourism consumers). Votes were submitted online on the World Ski Awards website. World Ski Awards is the sister organisation of World Travel Awards, the “travel Oscars”, celebrating its 21st anniversary this year.
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 manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 30 countries 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 is imbued with 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 hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.
For further information, please contact:
Emiliya Kordeva ▪ Sales and Marketing Coordinator ▪
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ Fax +359 749 88560 ▪ firstname.lastname@example.org