Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been awarded as “Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel 2017” by World Travel Awards

The hotel was nominated for the first time in this category and successfully won it

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been awarded for the first time as “Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel 2017” by World Travel Awards. This is a first-time nomination of the hotel in this category and the hotel managed to succeed. The online votes were cast by professionals working within the tourism industry and the public on the organisation’s official website. This year’s gala ceremony took place in St Petersburg in the historic Marble Hall of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. During this most prominent evening for the travelling and tourism industry, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko was recognised as a leader with one of the most desired awards in the hospitality business.

The new award is a great addition to the hotel’s rich international awards collection. In the past, it has won many other awards by World Travel Awards in different categories. Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been a total favourite in the category of “Bulgaria’s Leading Spa Resort” for nine years in total. The hotel received its first award in the year of its opening in 2005 and then consecutively in 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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 2017”. For all who wish to support the hotel, voting is open until 13 October at the following link:

Kempinski The Spa differs with its own concept, inspired by the cycle of the seasons and the individual approach to each guest. With 1200 sqm of space, the spa centre is one of the biggest and best equipped in the region, offering a variety of seasonal treatments and authentic Thai massages.

On the occasion of the new prize, the recently appointed General Manager Ms Natalia Kashirskaya commented, “I joined the team of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko just a few weeks ago and this award comes as a wonderful welcome. We are very much honored to be awarded as “Bulgaria’s Leading Hotel 2017” as it is a highly deserved recognition of the whole team’s efforts. This prestigious award motivates us further to continue delivering an outstanding experience to our valuable guests. We are aimed to raise awareness about the hotel and Bansko as all year-round destination for both meetings and leisure and such international award brings the hotel and the destination to the attention of the international luxury travellers.”

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