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An Ideal Getaway for Creating Lifetime Memories...

Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort

 

April, 19th, 2019

 

A hotel and resort uniquely famous in Beirut for its own private beach and marina, a labyrinth of pools with pool-bars and private Jacuzzi bungalows, Kempinski Summerland is an ideal getaway for creating memories worth a lifetime.

 

MEV has interviewed Nadia Madi, Sales & Marketing director.

 

 

MEV: Please tell us more about the Summerland legacy and the reopening with Kempinski Summerland...

N.M.: Hearing the name Summerland makes people smile, glow and travel back in time to the hotel that created endless warm memories. Summerland was a renowned international hotel that offered luxury, recreation and relaxation in idyllic surroundings. Its spirit of entertainment and refinement earned it the international Golden Star for the unquestionable quality of its many services. Summerland hosted various events starting with weddings and corporate to international events. Its private white sandy beach, natural “La Cascade” waterfall, banquet halls, and theatre, as well as its personalized services and set of values made it a wonderful place to be in, securing its reputation and name worldwide.

As a global chain, Kempinski has a core value to turn unique historical landmarks into luxurious travel destinations, and this is why the choice fell on Summerland leading to the launching of Kempinski Summerland in 2016, impressing the regional community with its unique design and sentimental value.

 

MEV: What differentiates Kempinski Summerland from other hotels ?

N.M.: Kempinski and Summerland together have dazzling stories to tell so how about having them combined? The hotel, designed with a uniquely remarkable European flair, has set a new standard of five-star elegance in the country since its relaunch in 2016 especially being the only family resort in Lebanon.

A distinguished location on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the facility offers 153 rooms (130) and suites (23) elegantly designed with breathtaking views, a refined cigar lounge, and impressive indoor and outdoor garden venues and is accompanied by the Resense Spa, a renowned European luxury Spa.

A hotel and resort uniquely famous in Beirut for its own private beach and marina, a labyrinth of pools with pool-bars and private Jacuzzi bungalows, Kempinski Summerland is an ideal getaway for creating memories worth a lifetime.

 

Tell us more about the events (indoor and outdoor venues) at Kempinski Summerland.

N.M.: Recreating those Summerland memories, our venues are truly breathtaking which is contributing to hosting weddings in the indoor and outdoor venues, and there are many young couple wishing to recreate their parents’ legacy as it has a sentimental feeling.

Our team literally makes dreams come true not only for weddings but also for all types of events. We believe that a five star hotel reflects not only the product provided, but the services as well. This is why we treat our event planners, companies or wedding couples with utmost care and attention to support them in every step of their event.

At Kempinski Summerland, we offer the most spectacular indoor and outdoor venues in Beirut, we have around eight meeting rooms to host a simple staff meeting or party, family dinner, press conference, social invitation or a lavish gala, and we cater to all needs with tailor-made menus and excellent service.

Our indoor Waltz ballroom is the centerpiece of the resort, overlooking the pools and can be divided into several sections. It has a capacity of 700 guests and provides access to the pool terrace, allowing the guests to mingle over a welcome drink while taking in the breath-taking view. Our outdoor Mediterranean View venue is the largest in the heart of the city, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and hosting up to 750 guests.

 

On the occasion of International Women's Day, what is your advice to young ladies?

N.M.: With a bachelor’s degree in hotel management and tourism, I started my career at a five- star hotel. I subsequently assumed numerous sales and managerial positions that helped me become what I am today after 20 years of experience: Director of Sales and Marketing at Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort, the first hotel I have ever worked at “Summerland” and the first Kempinski in Lebanon.

From an ambitious girl to becoming the DOSM of one of the most luxurious hotels in Beirut, I would say that my advice to young ladies is first to find their passion. They should also be willing to learn and develop their skills. And finally, go above and beyond, challenging themselves to reach the furthest places!

 

 

Some of Kempinski Summerland Brides' Testimonials

 

“The Kempinski hotel went above and beyond our expectations. The entire team couldn't do enough. The food, service and extra touches were exceptional and it left us feeling stress free and able to fully enjoy an amazing day! Would recommend a wedding there without hesitation!!”  Amani Issawi

 

“It is always a great pleasure to run our events at Kempinski Summerland. Such a lovely luxurious experience with contemporary comfort, a setting that is both relaxing and highly professional and productive, starting from the ballroom, the suits, to the lovely rooms.” Houda El Khoury - Allergan Medical

 

“The team I had the chance to work with is called “MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE TEAM”, they all deserve a big recognition. The sales team did an amazing follow up on each and every detail to make sure nothing is missing and executed as per our guidelines. The banquet team as well were so positive and had everything done on time. Polite, helpful, professional, with a great positive attitude.” Amani Ayad

 

“On our wedding day, the team treated us as part of their family, starting with the doorman to the venue coordinator. The experience exceeded our expectations.” Ghida El baba

 

“During our last event at the Kempinski Summerland, the banquet team showed utmost professionalism & outstanding ability to cater all our multiple last minute requests. With every challenging task, we were shown full readiness & efficiency.” Aline Ghanem - Exclusive Service

 

“Kempinski Hotel is among the best five star hotels when it comes to the worldwide standards. The Sales Manager and the Group & Events Manager both play a key role in making these events memorable and suit the client’s requests.” Manal Bahsoun