Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has been awarded once again as ‘Bulgaria’s Leading Spa Resort’ by World Travel Awards 2014. This year’s gala ceremony took place at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Athens, Greece on Saturday, 2 August. During the most eagerly anticipated event in the European hospitality industry, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko topped the ranking as the hotel with the most awards received in this category throughout the years.
This is the seventh trophy that the hotel has won in the aforementioned category out of the 11 given to date. Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko received its first award in 2005 and then consecutively in 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Globally recognized as the ultimate hallmark of quality for 21 years, World Travel Awards is dedicated to acknowledging, rewarding and celebrating excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. The programme is renowned as the most prestigious in the field of tourism, and is held on an annual basis.
The General Manager Athanassios Manos commented: “We are very much honoured to once again be awarded as ‘Bulgaria’s Leading Spa Resort’. We highly appreciate this recognition because it mirrors the guests’ genuine perception of our hotel. Moreover, it is an international recognition that further boosts Bansko’s profile not only as a ski but also as a spa destination. This award motivates us to continue providing exceptional luxury service to our valuable guests.”
Among the hotel’s worldwide achievements is its inclusion in the listing of the Top Resort and Spa Destinations in the World compiled by the luxury lifestyle website topdreamer.com. The hotel comes in at 13th out of 24 internationally renowned spa hotels. Another international spa recognition is the 2013 Spafinder Wellness 365тм Readers’ Choice Country Award for a ‘Favourite Spa in Bulgaria’, an award won for the fourth consecutive year. The hotel also recently received the Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2014 by achieving an exceptional rating of 4.5, and was featured in the 2014 Traveller’s Choice Awards in the category ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Bulgaria’ coming first out of 25.
Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is also included in the ongoing ranking for the World Ski Awards 2014 as a nominee in the category ‘Bulgaria’s Best Ski Hotel’. For all who wish to support the hotel, voting is open until 26 September 2014 on the following link:http://worldskiawards.com/nominees/2014/europe/bulgaria