Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Wins Spafinder Wellness 365 Readers’ Choice Award 2013

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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko won the coveted 2013 Spafinder Wellness 365™  Readers’ Choice Country Award for a favourite spa in Bulgaria for the fourth consecutive year. Spafinder Wellness 365™ is the world’s largest marketing, media and gifting company for the wellness industry. This award is one of the most respected spa and wellness accolades and recognises Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena as one of the most-admired properties around the globe.
“It is a privilege to manage a spa that has won “favourite spa in Bulgaria” four years in a row,” said recently appointed Spa Manager, Tatjana Mrakovcic. “It is easy to get to the top, but it is difficult to keep being on it and continue meeting guest expectations, year after year. I am thrilled that Kempinski The Spa is on top of Bulgaria’s competitive spa industry and our team will do its best to continue to provide high-level service.”
Winners of the Spafinder Wellness 365 Readers’ Choice Awards are determined by thousands of consumers and travel agents. They are the only awards that recognise favourite spas across six continents, in 45 countries and in 29 categories. The 2013 Awards were based on votes submitted worldwide at Voters were asked to cast ballots only for the spas they personally visited within the past three years. The 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards attracted an unprecedented level of worldwide consumer participation, providing the most comprehensive consumer assessment of the global spa and wellness market available. The complete list of Readers’ Choice Award winners is featured at
“We believe that keeping well is not a luxury, but a necessity for people to live their fullest and best lives possible,” said Spafinder® Wellness, Inc.’s Chief Brand Officer Mia Kyricos. “Our passion is to provide meaningful resources, like our popular Readers’ Choice Awards, that give consumers a chance to vote and share their love for favored wellness destinations with one another.”
As of February 2013, Kempinski The Spa has been managed by Resense Spa S.A. Surrounded by divine nature and located at the foot of the splendid Pirin Mountain, Kempinski The Spa offers experiences inspired by the European cycle of seasons and caters to guests’ personal needs and desires.
In addition, spa lovers have access to the following facilities: two outdoor swimming pools, indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, outdoor tennis court, two types of steam baths – Hammam Steam Bath and an Aroma Steam Bath, two types of saunas – Finnish and Bio Sauna, fitness centre, solarium, snow room and exclusively to Bulgaria, the boat-shaped Alpha Sphere relaxation chair. 
About Spafinder Wellness 365™:
Spafinder Wellness 365™ is a division of Spafinder Wellness, Inc.®, the world’s largest media, marketing and gifting company for the wellness industry. With over 25 years of experience as a spa and wellness authority, the company guides the industry, partners, consumers and employers with the most comprehensive resource for wellness-related products, services and insight in the marketplace. Millions of people find inspiration to keep well every day via the Spafinder brand family, also known for its widely distributed gift cards available at 70,000-plus retailers worldwide and a global network of 20,000-plus spas, salons, fitness, yoga and Pilates studios and travel destinations. Learn more at

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