THE LEADING LUXURY TRAVEL EXHIBITION
Kempinski Hotels welcomed the guests of LTM Spring
On 9 March 2016 Kempinski Hotels in Russia, Italy and Germany held a festive evening on the eve of Luxury Travel Mart – exhibition, which has become the most successful event in the luxury travel segment in Russia and boarding countries since it was established 13 years ago. Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow was chosen as the vantage point of LTM Spring 2016 – just as 13 years ago the hotel hosted the very first event of the Luxury Travel Mart.
On 9 March Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow welcomed 250 VIP-guests – professional buyers of Luxury Travel Mart: owners and top management of the largest travel agencies from key regions of Russia, CIS, Georgia and the Baltic countries. 2016 has seen another record-breaking Luxury Travel Mart due to expanded regional geography of its participants.
The guests of the event were greeted by Kempinski team: Lada Samodumskaya, Kempinski Area Director of Sales and Marketing Russia and CIS; Angela Romanova, Kempinski Director of Sales Russia & CIS; Evgenia Nagimova, Director of Sales and Marketing of Kempinski Hotel Moika 22; Elizaveta Adushkina, Assistant Director of Sales of Kempinski Grand Hotel Gelendzhik; Christian Klinger, Sales Manager of Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps and Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München; Davide Ballardini, Sales Manager of San Clemente Palace Kempinski, which will festively open its doors in Venice on 24 March.
During the festive cocktail themed with "Import substitution" the guests could enjoy the best of Russian advances, both in gastronomy and innovations, set to tune the participants into success during LTM 2016.
Lorie Gallery – one of the leading Moscow galleries, owing a vast art collection of Russian masters of the 20th century – adorned the venue with 50 art works of Soviet and Russian artists, complemented with the scenic Kremlin view. Gastronomic partners of the event showed their interactive culinary presentations. Outstanding wines Lublu (2010) and Merlot (2009) by BURNIER winery, that has been established more than 15 years ago in order to develop the internationally acknowledged domain in Russia, were personally presented by Marina Burnier, winemaker. The Chefs’ team of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski Moscow prepared a lavish variety of Russian and European dishes, including a special Maslenitsa-themed tasting. Unagrande cheeses produced by Umalat company in Russia in line with the authentic Italian recipes – mozzarella ciliegine, mascarpone, ricotta and caciocavallo – were introduced with an author’s touch by Executive Chef of the hotel. All those with a sweet tooth could enjoy endless chocolate treatments by Confael, the largest Russian brand of chocolate boutiques.
Fibrum – innovative Russian company, developing a global virtual platform – welcomed the guests of the event in its virtual lounge. With Fibrum virtual reality headsets all the participants could interactively take a walk through Moscow of 1960-s, watch a nostalgic retrospective show of Soviet posters, visit Red Square on a summer day, ride a rollercoaster, fly over a night megalopolis and even read a book using the technology of augmented reality!
A show room of exclusive hats by Russian hats designer Lilia Fisher was a special surprise for all the ladies. Retro-hats, hats with veil, caps and haute couture hats enabled to create an endless number of fantasy images. The florist partner of the event, Box & Roses, inspired the guests for a fitting and displayed the flowers in themed hat boxes.
The evening of 9 March was completed with cheerful music DJ-sets and a festive raffle, with multiple prizes by Kempinski flagship properties and partners of the event.
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. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 72 five-star hotels in 31 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 is imbued with 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, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014.
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