Fodor’s, one of the leading names in travel guides, today announced that Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul has been recognised as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winner in the “Royal Pedigree” category, recognising the hotel’s style, excellent service and one-of-a-kind guest experience.
Throughout the year, Fodor’s editors and contributors consistently seek and evaluate properties that provide excellent service and amenities, and that are truly unique for their guests. The Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winners were chosen from 4,000 nominees submitted by Fodor’s 700 contributors around the globe, who in turn produced an entirely new group of hotels that comprised the nine categories for the 2012 list, thereby representing the year’s global travel trends.
“Our hotel is thrilled to proudly accept this prestigious award from Fodor’s,” said Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul General Manager Ralph Radtke. “We strive each day to be the premier luxury hotel destination choice in Turkey, and we will continue to create a unique and memorable experience for our guests.”
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.
Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 74 five-star hotels in 32 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage.
The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA): the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.