InterContinental makes its debut in Bulgaria
|InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has brought modern luxury to Bulgaria with the opening of InterContinental Sofia, an IHG hotel, in the culture-filled capital city.
Marking the brand’s debut in Bulgaria but seventh opening in Eastern Europe, the hotel features 194 rooms, including 27 club rooms and 37 suites. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding city and its vibrant history, every touch point of the hotel’s interior is designed to deliver exceptional comfort while embodying the unique spirit of Sofia. From the statue of a girl blowing a dandelion that signifies hope and unity in the lobby, through to the rooms that mimic architectural influences of the 1960s, the design of the hotel truly signifies the unique spirit of Sofia throughout.
All rooms and suites are fully equipped with a flat screen TV, couch to relax on and a large desk for those who are travelling on business. Guests staying in the Club InterContinental rooms have full access to the Club InterContinental Lounge, an exclusive area that serves both business and leisure travellers. The hotel also has a 24-hour business centre, and around-the-clock gym.
Tom Rowntree, Vice President Brand Marketing, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, IHG, Europe commented: “InterContinental has pioneered luxury travel for more than 70 years, through constant innovation and openings in emerging luxury destinations. The world of luxury travel is evolving and we know our discerning guests want to explore new cities and cultures, including emerging travel hot-spots such as Bulgaria. We are delighted to mark the InterContinental brand’s debut in Bulgaria with such a stunning hotel, and we’re sure our guests will be delighted with such a beautiful addition to our portfolio.”
Stefan Frank, Area General Manager for InterContinental Sofia commented: “This hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travellers and we look forward to showcasing what beautiful Sofia has to offer. Whether it’s with our best in class rooms, service or our signature outlet Floret Social Lounge and Bar, we are confident that guests will enjoy their stay with us and come back.”
IHG has 194 hotels open globally and a further 63 due to open. In Europe alone, IHG has 33 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts with a further four due to open over the next three to five years.