Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Wins the Award for “Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel”

The hotel shares the triumph with Bansko, voted as “Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort” for 2023 by World Ski Awards

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko once again has been crowned “Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel” at the annual World Ski Awards 2023. Votes were cast online by ski industry professionals and by ski tourism consumers from around the world on the organization’s official website. The 16-week race for votes began on 26 June and ended on 13 October.

Voting took place across the full spectrum of the global ski industry, with categories including Best Ski Resort, Best Ski Chalet, Best Ski Hotel, Best Ski Tour Operator and Best Ski Travel Agent. The list of all winners of the World Ski Awards 2023 was revealed on 13 November. Awards are announced on a country-level, featuring the best resorts and hospitality providers from the world’s best ski tourism destinations.

The World Ski Awards, a sister organization of the World Travel Awards, which is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, was launched in 2013 with the aim of driving up standards in the ski tourism industry by rewarding the organizations that are leaders in their field.

General Manager Rene Detzen commented: “We are extremely proud to be honoured as Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel for the ninth time and would like to thank all our guests for their loyalty and recognition. Once again, this year, we share the glory with the resort of Bansko, awarded ‘Bulgaria’s Best Ski Resort 2023’ by the World Ski Awards as well. I believe that these valuable accolades strengthen the position of both the hotel and the destination as leaders in providing world-class ski experiences and quality service.”

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, voted Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel, is located in the very heart of the mountain resort and is the only ski-in and ski-out hotel in the area, ideally positioned across from the Gondola lift station that gives access to 75 kilometres of prime-quality ski runs. At the end of September, the luxury hotel was also awarded “Bulgaria’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2023” by World Travel Awards, and just a month ago, the hotel received two more elite accolades: “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Spa 2023” by World Spa Awards and “Bulgaria’s Best Hotel Restaurant 2023” by World Culinary Awards.

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About Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko:

Being the only ski-in and ski-out hotel in the area, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is located in the very heart of the most popular and vibrant winter resort in the Balkans – Bansko, right across from the Gondola lift station, which gives access to 75 km of ski runs groomed at a high international level, suitable for all skiers, from complete beginners to advanced ones. The luxury hotel is the only international branded winter resort in this part of the Balkans and is open year-round. It features 157 Alpine-style rooms, including 26 suites and an exclusive Presidential Suite, a fully renovated Kempinski The Spa with brand-new and unique thermal facilities, four conference rooms and eight restaurants and bars with spectacular views of the majestic Pirin Mountains. Graced with European flair, the hotel grants the ultimate Kempinski ski, gourmet and spa experience.

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. Today the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five-star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

Media contact:
Emiliya Kordeva – Belcheva · PR and Marketing Manager
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko
96, Pirin Street · 2770 Bansko · Bulgaria
T +359 749 88568 · M +359 889 920 030 · [email protected]