Kempinski to take over management of resort hotel in Berchtesgaden

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    Kempinski Hotels expands its presence in Germany while enhancing its alpine resort portfolio; Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group will take over the Berchtesgaden International Resort, currently managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. A management agreement has been signed by Kempinski and the Bayerische Landesbank, which owns the luxurious resort hotel. The five-star hotel in the Berchtesgadener Land boasts 138 rooms and suites and is scheduled for take-over in the first half of 2015. Further details are currently under negotiation.“This luxurious resort in the Bavarian Alps is a perfect match with the Kempinski brand, and is an excellent addition to our existing alpine portfolio in the region, which includes the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St. Moritz in Switzerland, and Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol in the Kitzbühel Alps in Austria,” says Markus Semer, Chief Group Development and Corporate Affairs Officer at Kempinski Hotels. “The signing of this property is in line with our development strategy to focus on Europe, particularly on Germany, and underlines Kempinski’s management expertise in alpine destinations in the luxury segment. There is also an ideal link between this hotel and the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich, given the short distance between the two properties.”

    “We are delighted to have secured Kempinski Hotels as the new operator for our first-class hotel in Berchtesgaden. We are confident that Kempinski will continue to successfully develop the hotel to position it as one of the best mountain resorts in the Bavarian Alps. The close association with the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski means we expect a further strengthening of our hotel’s position as a preferred destination in the Munich market, and the same is true in the Alpine region with the Kempinski hotels in Kitzbühel and St. Moritz,” states Andreas Peter, Managing Director of Berchtesgaden International Resort.

    Located at 1,000 metres above sea level, close to the Bavarian-Austrian border, 150 km from Munich and 33 km from Salzburg, the resort offers breath taking views of the Salzburger Land and the Watzmann massif. The luxury hotel opened in 2005 and features 138 rooms and suites, with panorama windows displaying outstanding views of the mountains. Guests will be spoilt for choice with three restaurants and two bars. The resort’s comprehensive conference facilities include six conference rooms with natural daylight and scenic views of the surrounding mountains, as well as an outside event space for up to 4,000 guests, making the alpine resort the ideal venue for private and corporate events. A heliport, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and a 1,400 square metre spa area complement the hotel’s facilities.

    The Bavarian Alps’ spectacular natural beauty is the setting for plenty of leisure opportunities during both winter and summer: hiking trails, cross-country ski tracks and downhill skiing are all just a short drive from the hotel. Right next to the hotel there is a skiing area for families, and in summer, golfers can tee off on one of Germany’s highest altitude golf courses.

    Daniel Fountain / 31.10.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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