Beirut, Thursday 18 October, 2018 Kempinski Summerland’s top talent recognised with the 1st prize at the “Ultimate Bartender Championship” organised by “Monkey Shoulder Whiskey” this year in Lebanon.


Tarek Alameddine, bartender at Kempinski Summerland, won all six challenges after competing with different talents from Lebanon on history of the brand, whole distillery, global knowledge, service, GP rounds and a speed challenge.


Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort supports hard work, creativity and innovation among all its talents pushing them to achievements on both personal and professional levels. As such, Tarek will be flying to Athens in November to meet with all the high local and global Monkey Shoulder company management team to learn from their expertise.


Monkey Shoulder is a Blended Malt Scotch Whisky owned by the William Grant & Sons family, owners of Glenfiddich & The Balvenie Single Malts, Hendrick’s Gin and Grant’s Whisky.


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About Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort: Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort is Lebanon’s most iconic five-star luxury hotel and beach resort, having opened its doors in September 2016 to introduce unparalleled luxury to Beirut. Designed with a uniquely remarkable European flair, it sets a new standard of five-star elegance in the country.

A distinguished location on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, 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. An ideal getaway for creating memories worth a lifetime.

Accompanied by the renowned European luxury Resense Spa, the facility embraces 153 rooms and suites elegantly designed with breathtaking views, a refined Cigar and Single Malt lounge, and substantial outdoor garden venues. Committed to hosting the city’s most prestigious corporate and social events as well as extravagant weddings, Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort will unmistakably surpass all expectations in luxury.


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 76 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and The Americas. 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 imbues 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 hotel