The Leaders of Europe’s Luxury Hospitality Community Gathered at Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul to Celebrate Forbes Travel Guide’s 2022 Star Award WinnersGürkan Uzunpınar
Forbes Travel Guide, which is considered the most important authority in the luxury travel industry with its rating system throughout the world, came together with the European winners of the 2022 "Star Awards" at Çırağan Palace Kempinski at a special invitation.Çırağan Palace, which was awarded the "Five Stars" in 2022 as part of the "Star Awards" organized by Forbes Travel Guide every year, hosted a very special invitation. Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, whose history dates to the 17th century and is one of the most important ambassadors of Turkish hospitality in the world, hosted the European 2022 winners accompanied by the top management of Forbes Travel Guide with a special celebration. Executives of award-winning institutions in ten different countries, from Italy to Germany and Spain to Switzerland, attended this first event of Forbes Travel Guide in Turkey.
In this important event, it was announced that in order to support the luxury travel industry, the number of participants from Turkey will be increased in the "Star Awards" rating systems in 2023, and Bodrum will also be evaluated as a new destination.
Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul General Manager and Kempinski Residences Turkey Regional Director Ralph Radtke said: “As the first hotel to become a member of Forbes Travel Guide from Turkey, it is a great honor for us that Istanbul and Çırağan Palace Kempinski were chosen for this special event, where we came together with the important leaders of the sector from Europe. We are happy to host and meet with the top management of Forbes Travel Guide and many important industry professionals from Europe with this important organization.”
Hermann Elger, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide said: “As Forbes Travel Guide follows the resurgence of travel trends to Europe, we are delighted to bring together hospitality industry leaders from Europe to celebrate the shared link between service excellence and friendliness. After the 2022 "Star Awards" we announced last spring that we are privileged and grateful to be able to celebrate the success of many winners together at Çırağan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul. We look forward to announcing the highly anticipated results within the scope of the “Star Awards” in February 2023 and seeing the newest members of Bodrum among us.”