The Five-Star Grand Hotel Sofia has become a favorite with everyone from business travelers to Hollywood stars. That’s no surprise because the superb amenities meet the requirements of the most demanding business traveler or VIP.
The Grand’s winning formula is the successful combination of peace and comfort, and the best location – in the heart of the capital where its cultural, administrative and economic life takes place. The Grand is situated right across the City Park, a few steps from the National Theater, the City Art Gallery, Bulgarian National Bank as well as many of the key administrative and financial institutions.
Behind the nine-storey building’s impressive facade lie 122 bedrooms and apartments, three panoramic and two presidential apartments, a gourmet restaurant, an elegant cafe and an evening piano bar. There is also a spacious Congress Center embracing a 900 square meter area.
Grand Hotel Sofia is famous with the most spacious rooms of over 50 sq.m. The luxury rooms and suits provide full comfort while at the same time the guests have access to state-of-the-art work conditions – High-Speed Internet access, audio and visual equipment, in room safe, direct international dial telephones, voice mail messaging, etc. – these are all things that the modern traveler is used to have in order to be able to quickly finish his/her business and enjoy a glass of wine, indulge in the beautiful view or take pleasure in the flavor of a great cigar in the Cigar bar.
Health center with fitness, sauna, Jacuzzi, massages and aromatherapy, hairstyle studio are available for the hotel guests.
The hotel’s luxurious restaurant Shades of Red is famous for its classic dishes from Bulgarian, European and international cuisine. Chef Joro Ivanov, chairman of the Bulgarian chapter of Euro Toques International – The European community of chefs – leads the Grand Hotel’s culinary team.
Besides the main menu, the restaurant traditionally offers special gourmet menus with specialties according to the season – game, truffle, caviar and salmon roe, etc.
The hotel’s Grand Cafe is a popular rendezvous for the city’s stylish set. Nestling in the seclusion and tranquility of the city garden, it’s a favorite haunt for many of the country’s most renowned television personalities.
The piano bar, Dream Notes, is where the hotel’s residents and guests spend lazy evenings discussing business or pleasure. The cosy atmosphere provides an ideal opportunity for a sophisticated drink and cigar while performers from live music groups provide atmospheric background entertainment.
In the bar everyone can see the collection of cartoon pictures of the famous persons who have been guests of Grand Hotel Sofia – Antonio Banderas, Cuba Guding Jr., Morgan Freeman, Scarlet Johanson, Hilary Swank, John Cusack, Steven Baldwin, and the music stars Ishtar, Sezaria Evora, AI Jero, the Barcelona football team presented by the Ronaldinho portrait. These are some of the famous guests of Grand Hotel Sofia to whom the hotel had provided high level conditions and services.
For that reason the real award for the hotel team work are their good reports collected in a special hotel book. Acknowledgment for the hotel work results are the Superbrands Bulgaria and Business Superbrands awards defining Grand Hotel Sofia as one of the strongest brands on the Bulgarian market and the award from the Bulgarian Hoteliers and Restaurateurs Organization for “Best Five Star City Hotel for 2006”.