Kempinski Expands in Germany


Kempinski Hotels will expands its presence in Germany when it takes 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.

“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.”

Located 1,000 metres above sea level, close to the Bavarian-Austrian border, 150 km from Munich and 33 km from Salzburg, the resort offers breathtaking views of the Salzburger Land and the Watzmann massif.

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.