Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko: Natalia Kashirskaya the New General Manager

Sep 19, 2017 No Comments by

Ms Natalia Kashirskaya: Kempinski's new General Manager

Bansko regulars will know that Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko is the landmark hotel located by the gondola lift. It sets an upscale five star offering year round. But first I offer my fond farewell to Carsten Seubert, the outgoing General Manager. Some great times including us skiing together and me, not known to be slow on skis was out paced by his speed on skis. But now it’s time to offer a warm welcome to their new General Manager, Ms Natalia Kashirskaya.

Full disclosure: The Kempinski is a sponsor and advertiser in Bansko Blog. This is an extract from their Press Release.

A true hotelier with over twelve years’ experience within the company, she joins Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko from her most recent role as Hotel Manager of Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE.

Ms Kashirskaya started her career in 2005 at Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where she spent eight years gaining experience in different departments, changing various managerial positions. In 2012, Ms Kashirskaya became the Executive Assistant Manager of Kempinski Hotel Moika 22.

The following year she moved to China, where she successfully opened Sunrise Kempinski Hotel and Yanqi Island in Beijing as Hotel Manager. Two years later she spent half a year in Moscow being tasked by Kempinski Head Office as Project Manager in the Russia office, and afterwards four months in Cairo at Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski as a Hotel Manager of task force. Then she moved to Dubai, where she held a Hotel Manager position for one year before moving to Bansko.

Ms Kashirskaya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Higher National Diploma in International Management from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. She is a Russian national and in addition to her mother tongue, she speaks fluent English and French.

After almost two and a half  years as General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, Mr Carsten Seubert will go back to his home country and will continue his professional career with Kempinski as Hotel Manager of Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. During his time in Bulgaria, Mr Seubert has continuously fostered the success of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko and the hotel has regularly received awards for its quality of service.

I will just add that the Kempinski’s piano bar, Sing Song, offers one the best nights out anywhere. The long standing resident band, Taboo are superb. Do check out one of my favourite interviews with Eli and Donny the duo that is Taboo:


I aim to interview Natalia once she has settled in to Bansko. In the meantime do download the Bansko App. You remove all the articles, live web cams, lift opening, in-app chat and much more.


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 manages a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and The Americas. Each property 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 is imbued with 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 brands •

For further information: Emiliya Kordeva ▪ PR and Marketing Manager, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko ▪ 96, Pirin Street ▪ 2770 Bansko ▪ Bulgaria. Tel. +359 749 88568 ▪ Fax +359 749 88560 ▪


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