During the second week of October, this race will bring together more than 2,000 sailboats, as well as 25,000 participants, who will sail across the Gulf of Trieste. Besides the sponsorship of the main race and the awards for the best sailors, this year, Hotel Kempinski Palace Portorož will be the main sponsor of the rally regatta Go to Barcolana from Slovenia, which will begin on Saturday, October 13.

Nikola Avram, Director of the group of hotels operating within MK Group, said that the decision to support Barcolana, the world’s biggest sailing regatta and the Slovenian rally regatta Go to Barcolana from Slovenia was not difficult. He added that the main goal was to ensure that this rally regatta starts from Portorož, and that may have been a more difficult task.

“Our strategic commitment is to support sports activities as well as activities of the local community in order to promote tourism. Our company is well known as the bearer of the development of local communities in which it invests. It is not the first time that the destination we invest in is becoming synonym for the successful tourism because our goal is not only to create a successful hotel but also to make a successful destination brand. For this reason, as one of the leading hotel companies in the region, we can actively contribute to the development of the Slovenian tourism as well as to develop Portorož into one of the most prestigious tourist resorts in the Adriatic coast”, said Nikola Avram. He pointed out that MK Group wishes to retain the leading position in the region, as well as to develop hotel business in the most attractive locations in the Adriatic coast and the region in synergy with the other business operations of MK Group.

The tourism division is a part of MK Group for 10 years now. The portfolio includes 15 hotels within 5 hotel groups and these are already mentioned Kempinski Palace Portorož, Kempinski Hotel Adriatic in Savudrija, MK Mountain Resort in Kopaonik, Sheraton in Novi Sad, as well as a minority ownership in Budvanska Rivijera Hotel Group in Montenegro.