Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been awarded as “Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel 2018” by World Travel Awards

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The award-winning hotel shines with a brand-new SPA centre
Bansko, 2 July 2018 – Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been awarded for a second consecutive year as “Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel 2018” by World Travel Awards. The online votes were cast by professionals working within the tourism industry and by the public on the organisation’s official website. This year’s red-carpet ceremony took place in the capital city of Greece – Athens – in the historic Zappeion Megaron Hall on Saturday 30 June. During this most eagerly anticipated event in the European hospitality industry, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko was recognised as a winner of one of the most desired awards in the hospitality business.
On the occasion of the new prize, General Manager Ms Natalia Kashirskaya commented, “We are very honoured to be awarded as ‘Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel’ for a second consecutive year. The award really puts Bansko as a destination on a very high international level. I am extremely happy and also proud of the team to have this achievement. Herewith, I would like to sincerely thank all voters for their trust and high recognition.”
More information on all the winners at the World Travel Awards is available at:
Currently, the hotel is included again in the ongoing ranking for the World Spa Awards as a nominee in the category “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Spa 2018”. For all who wish to support Kempinski The Spa, voting is open until 17 August at the following link:
The SPA centre has been recently renovated and features unique thermal facilities of the world-leading Germany company Klafs. For the first time in Bulgaria, guests can enjoy a tailor-made aroma steam bath with a capacity of 15 people, which is not only the first of its kind in Bulgaria but the first to be produced by the German manufacturer. The fully refurbished Kempinski The Spa offers four different types of saunas: a last-generation herbal sauna with a capacity of 20 people; an infrared cabin with built-in biometric sensors for body temperature, blood pressure and heartbeat; an authentic Finnish dry sauna; and an innovative sanarium – a combination of steam bath and sauna with a capacity of 15 people. The new thermal area also has a self-heating wellness bench laconium, an individual design of architects Margarita Bojinova and Slavin Bailov; two experience showers for heat-cold contrast with four exotic experiences – warm tropical rain, cold waterfall, refreshing mist and power jets; an energising snow room with a constant temperature of -13ºC for cryotherapy; and a specially organised deep digital detox area, equipped with five self-heating ergonomic wellness beds adjustable according to the individual preferences of the client. Here guests can immerse themselves in a fairy tale of fire and ice in front of a fireplace, opposite which is located an ice fountain for refreshment and a designer Himalayan fountain with drinking water to quench the thirst.
The water areа of the modern SPA centre has a refurbished interior featuring one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor children’s pool and one outdoor and new indoor Jacuzzis. The new spa centre offers the world-renowned NORMATEC technology – a legs recovery system for use after sport to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, endorsed by sportspeople and athletes.
The Vitamin bar, next to the spa reception, has a completely new look with a lit-up bar with semi-precious stones, a new modern relaxation area, a fireplace and an exotic inside landscaped courtyard garden, offering a wide choice of refreshing cocktails, and a healthy balanced menu.
With 1200 sq m of space, the brand-new spa centre is one of the biggest and best equipped in the country, offering a variety of seasonal treatments, exclusive cosmetics and authentic healing techniques from the Far East.
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 manages a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and The Americas. Each property 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 •
For further information, please contact:
Emiliya Kordeva ▪ PR and Marketing Manager ▪
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria
Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ Fax +359 749 88560 ▪
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