Celebrate the 120th anniversary of Kempinski Travel in Style at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

| April 30, 2017

Kempinski Hotels today celebrates 120 years of delivering rich and meaningful experiences to its guests with “Ignite the Night”, a series of festivities designed to enchant and delight guests, as Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group marks this milestone anniversary. Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok celebrates the hotel group’s 120th anniversary with a series of special events throughout the year that reflect the brand’s unique European flair.

On 8 April 2017 the celebrations begin with “Ignite the Night” – a candle-lighting ritual in the lavish lobby of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok where 36 uniformed staff will light up the hotel’s beautiful flower centrepiece as a symbol of the hotel group’s glorious celebration. Guests and visitors are welcome to witness this marvellous ritual. Opera singers will provide an appropriate musical accompaniment to this significant ceremony as guests enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly. The lighting ritual takes place at 18:00 hrs.
The lighting ritual will carry-on throughout the month of April with uniformed staff marching marvellously to light up the hotel’s lobby with candles to the sounds of background music, enhancing the hotel’s European heritage. Guests and visitors are welcome to witness the hotel’s lighting ritual every day from 9 to 30 April, 2017 at 18:00 hrs.

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The 120th anniversary celebrations will also see the launch of the Kempinski Travel in Style Competition, offering the chance to win an exclusive 10-night trip for two people, in three Kempinski hotels, including flights, limousine transfers and suite accommodation.
Commenting on this landmark anniversary, Markus Semer, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Kempinski Hotels, said: “After 120 years, we’re delighted to pay tribute to an extraordinary past, and herald an exciting future. Our founder, Berthold Kempinski, paved the way for a new standard of hospitality, based on timeless European elegance and impeccable service. He created venues that introduced guests to new experiences, in unique and original surroundings, and his innovative and entrepreneurial approach has remained the inspiration for our development over the years.”

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Today Kempinski manages and operates some of the world’s most iconic hotels, such as the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, and the Çirağan Palace Kempinski in Instanbul. The brand is synonymous with elegant European service, blended with the individual culture and traditions of each destination.
As well as the 120th anniversary, 2017 also marks the return of Kempinski to the Americas, with the opening of Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Cuba’s first five-star luxury hotel. Housed in one of Old Havana’s most iconic buildings, the hotel will be the newest star in the Kempinski constellation.
“We have spent 120 years exploring the world, creating a constellation of remarkable havens to which guests can travel and stay in style, and we haven’t lost our thirst for discovery,” concludes Mr. Semer “Whilst we value and preserve our traditions, we will continue to develop new and innovative approaches to hospitality, so while celebrating our past this year, we can also look forward to a bright future.”
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s spa and culinary highlights include:

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“Beyond Luxury” Spa Treatment at Kempinski The Spa, Bangkok
From 1 May 2017. Kempinski The Spa presents “Beyond Luxury” the ultimate in luxury spa treatment packages. “Beyond Luxury” lasts for three hours 30 minutes and begins with a 30-minute bath filled with premium mineral water from Italy (1,000 bottles of Acqua Panna) scented with lavender rose petals. The next stage of this amazing treatment is a pink Himalayan salt purifying body scrub (30 minutes), followed by a one-hour aromatic lavender hot oil massage.
The treatment concludes with a luxury collagen “Forever Young” facial treatment by Valmont (90 minutes). Throughout the “Beyond Luxury” treatment, guests are served vintage Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne and the finest caviar. “Beyond Luxury” is priced at THB 120,000 per person, exclusive of 10% service charge and prevailing government tax. Available until 31 December 2017. For more information about Kempinski The Spa, please contact +66 (0) 2 162 9000 or email: spa.siambangkok@kempinski.com.

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“Grand Cru Chocolate Decadence – 120th Anniversary Cake”
Hanuman Bar – Showcasing the unrivalled European heritage and luxury tradition of Kempinski Hotels, Hanuman Bar at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok presents a one-of-a-kind anniversary cake, available from 10 April 2017 to 31 January 2018.

This beautiful anniversary cake is made with the finest chocolate from Madagascar, which goes incredibly well with the nuanced flavours of the Arabica coffee. The crunchiness of the praline feuilletine excites the palate and adds texture to this magnificent creation. The anniversary cake comes in two-sizes: Petit and Grande. The Grande – Grand Cru Chocolate Decadence is available for order in advance (minimum 48 hours) and is priced at THB 1,500++
Venue: Hanuman Bar
Date: From 10 April 2017 to 31 January 2018
Price: THB 150++ for Petit – Grand Cru Chocolate Decadence and
THB 1,500++ for Grande – Grand Cru Chocolate Decadence

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“1897 Heritage Afternoon Tea”
Hanuman Bar – Travel back in time to when the Kempinski brand was born, in 1897. Hanuman Bar presents a truly impeccable European heritage afternoon tea set to magnify Kempinski’s rich heritage from 8 April to 31 July 2017.
The “1897 Heritage Afternoon Tea” set is an accurate reflection of Kempinski’s European heritage with a tempting assortment of sweet and savoury items that blend perfectly with the extensive selection of teas and coffees. Highlights of the “1897 Heritage Afternoon Tea” include baby Berliner doughnut with strawberry jam filling; almond blanc manger raspberry and pistachio brittle; rhubarb tart meringue; macerated fruit cake with almond roulades and apricot jam; and vintage chocolate pralines. The talented jazz duo provides pleasant background music to add style and class to this special occasion.
Venue: Hanuman Bar
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 hrs. from 8 April to 31 July 2017
Price: THB 800++ per afternoon tea set

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