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  • Second year of Genesis Europe sponsoring White Turf event, first of three years as a main sponsor
  • Korean chef Mun Kim and Swiss brand partner chef Dominik Hartmann collaborate on a bespoke menu for guests
  • Genesis elevated the guest experience with exclusive hospitality for German and Swiss media guests and personalities at Ca d’Oro Kempinski hosted by chef Leo Ott
  • Marks the first win for Valeria Walther in the Credit Suisse Skijoring Trophy race

FRANKFURT, Germany Feb. 20, 2023: As the sun sets across the snow-capped mountains of St. Moritz, Genesis looks back at this year’s White Turf, which saw the Korean luxury brand bring its signature son-nim culture to one of Switzerland’s most prestigious events.

White Turf is one of the most luxuriousand internationally renowned horseracing events in Europe, with more than 38,000 spectators arriving over three racing Sundays in February to watch thoroughbred horses from all over Europe race on the frozen lake in St. Moritz. White Turf is also listed among «Swiss Top Events» a seal of quality awarding eight world-famous cultural and sports events that convey an open an innovative image of Switzerland.

The third and last race Sunday of this year’s White Turf was held once again in glorious sunshine. The highlight was the coronation of Valeria Walther as the new Queen of the Engadine, after she won the overall classification in the Credit Suisse Skijoring Trophy for herself. Valeria Walther is the second woman only in history of this tradition-steeped discipline to do so.

This year, Genesis Motor Europe welcomed guests in its main sponsor role by offering first-class hospitality in the White Turf event village, as well as bringing its own range of horsepower to the event for exclusive test drive opportunities. In celebration of the brand’s focus on service excellence and its Korean ethos of son-nim – meaning ‘honoured guest’, Genesis media guests and personalities enjoyed a unique fusion menu at gourmet restaurant “Ca d’Oro” hosted by the head chef Leo Ott and his team along with Mun Kim and Dominik Hartmann

Renowned award-winning Korean chef Mun Kim from Munich, Germany makes a third appearance with Genesis Motor Europe after creating a four hands menu at Genesis Scottish Open with local chef Tom Kitchin and the Genesis Studio Opening in Frankfurt. His Swiss debut alongside Genesis Motor Switzerland’s brand partner chef Dominik Hartmann saw them collaborate on a bespoke menu for guests to sample and enjoy Korean-inspired flavours and produce alongside fine Swiss vegetarian delicacies. Dominik Hartmann’s cuisine at Magdalena was awarded two Michelin stars and 17 GaultMillau points and is the only two-star restaurant in Switzerland to focuson vegetarian cuisine.

Also present at this year’s event was Genesis’ own type of horsepower with three new all-electric models launched in the last year. All were available to test drive during White Turf, along with the rest of the Genesis range.

With the recent opening of a second Genesis Studio in London Battersea, Frankfurt and Basel to grow its retail presence outside of London, Munich and Zurich, Genesis continues to be extremely well-received in Switzerland and across Europe since the brand’s launch in 2021. From 2025, all-new Genesis vehicles will be pure electric and Genesis will establish itself as a 100 percent zero-emission vehicle brand by 2030 and pursue a goal to become carbon net zero by 2035.

High-resolution image material of White Turf can be found here. Please use the following photo credit: swiss-image/AndyMettler.

About Genesis

Genesis brings premium cars with a luxury experience to Europe. The Korean brand has established itself as a true alternative within the premium segment, receiving multiple award wins in 2022. With a commitment to hospitality and great service, Genesis strives to build sincere relationships with customers and, above all, to respect the greatest luxury – their time. Embodying its unique design language ‘Athletic Elegance’, the brand continues to strengthen its range of vehicles and services across Europe having launched five premium luxury vehicles in 2021. Genesis introduced three electric vehicles in 2022 and, from 2025, all-new Genesis vehicles will be pure electric as part of the brand’s vision for a sustainable future. Genesis is also pursuing a goal to become carbon net zero by 2035.

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