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Kempinski launches Festive Season with joyful Christmas ‘Concertini’ |19 December 2019

Kempinski launches Festive Season with joyful Christmas ‘Concertini’

Kempinski’s iconic floating Christmas tree all lit up for the festive season (Photo Source: Kempinski Seychelles Resort)

Guests at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare were last Monday invited to attend the hotel’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and a return of their exciting Kempinski Concertini initiative, which aims to promote local musical talent to the hotel’s international clientele.

Baie Lazare’s very own St Francis Choir were invited to light up this Christmas edition of the Concertini campaign, as they declared the festive season officially open with their angelic choruses.

Hotel guests, both young and old, joined in singing traditional Christmas carols and were dazzled when an enormous floating Christmas tree lit up the night from its position in the centre of the luxury hotel’s private lagoon. Kempinski’s iconic floating Christmas tree stands at over 7.9m (26 ft) tall and weighs an impressive 250kg (551 lb). It took a team of engineers several days to erect the towering tree, which can be seen shimmering on the hotel’s lagoon every evening this December.

In his first public event as general manager at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare, Hany Abdelmoneim welcomed guests and extolled the virtues of originality in Kempinski’s perspective on luxury: “At Kempinski we believe that luxury must be original,” he said. “That is why we invest considerable energy and intelligence in crafting bespoke experiences for our guests, which focus on creating a remarkable sense of place. Our Christmas tree – surrounded by tropical vegetation and floating in the centre of a tidal lagoon – is a true feat of elegant engineering and certainly accomplishes this goal. I want to thank the entire team for their input – this year’s tree looks amazing.”

Kempinski Concertini was launched in 2017 as part of the luxury hotel group’s commitment to the arts and the communities in which it operates.


Contributed by Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare

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