Marinela Association and two of the hotels from the largest tourist holding Victoria Group Hotels and Resorts – the five-star Marinela Hotel and the Maritza Hotel in Plovdiv were awarded with the  “Virtue of 2017” at an official ceremony at the Central Military Club organized by the National Orphan Association in Bulgaria. The award was handed to the administrative director of the Marinela Association, Angelina Angelova by Slavi Mihaylov, chairman of the National Orphan Association in Bulgaria, who thanked for the support and partnership in 2017. Marinela and Victoria Group Hotels and Resorts were general partners of the “Vacation without Borders” initiative and provided support and cooperation for a number of initiatives of the National Orphan Association in Bulgaria.

This is another recognition for the association, as well as for the tourist holding, managed by Marinela Arabadjieva.

At the end of 2017, Marinela Association was awarded the Golden Heart award for a full social commitment to an equal start for all children and a few days ago the Victoria Group Hotels and Resorts received the Best Tourism Company Award for 2017 “.

This Saturday and Sunday (16 and 17 February 2018) in Hotel Marinela Sofia was held the forum for education abroad “World Education”, organized by Integral. Victoria Group Hotels and Resorts were presented in the section “Career Center”, and all those interested were informed of the opportunities for Internships.

The company’s large portfolio, as hotels and locations, offers opportunities for practical internships in major cities – Sofia and Plovdiv, as well as in the seaside resorts – Sunny Beach and resorts. Elenite, even an alternative for the winter in Pamporovo. The stand enjoyed tremendous interest both from students and students, as well as from candidates with previous experience in other areas.

In March, the “National Days of Career” will be held at the Marinela Hotel in Sofia, where Victoria Group Hotels will be represented and all those who want will be able to get details of the various options, for departments (Front Office , Food and Beverages, Sales, Accounting) and for a duration of the internships –  3. 4 or 6 months. Everybody who has passed the internship is certified with state-recognized vocational training certificate from the licensed center to Victoria Group for Professional Training “Hotel League

Victoria Group Hotels and Resorts received the “Golden Prize” for “Best Tourism Company for 2017” by Tourism and Recreation Magazine. The edition presents the prestigious awards for the thirteenth time, distinguishing the leaders who have contributed to the development of tourism in Bulgaria.

Today, at the 25th International Tourist Excursion, “Holiday & SPA Expo,  under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism, the prize was awarded to Svetoslav Georgiev, Victoria Sales Group Sales, Marketing and Development Director. He invited all those present during the forthcoming summer season to visit Hacienda Beach’s newest hotel in Sozopol.

The criteria according to which have been defined nominated companies are high culture of service and professional management – factors which promote Bulgaria as an attractive tourist destination. This award is another proof of the leadership position of Victoria Group Hotels and Resorts in the industry. Established in 1996, the holding is the largest hotel operator in Bulgaria with a portfolio of 4 and 5 star hotels in the top destinations of Bulgaria and with key partnerships with the world’s largest tour operators.

During the tennis tournament Diema Xtra Sofia Open 2018 in Arena Armeec an interactive stand of Victoria Group, Victoria Holidays and Hotel Marinela welcomed its guests.

The lucky winners of the raffle Radka Filimonova, Diana Petrova, Mladen Hubenov, Sika Milenova and Ivan Nikolov won a weekend for two at the designed five-star Royal Castle Design & Spa Hotel. Around 40,000 spectators witnessed the attractive tennis matches at the prestigious tennis tournament in Sofia.

Eight of the most promising talents girls and boys aged between 9 and 10 competed for Mini Sofia Open 2018, also part of the Diema Xtra Sofia Open 2018 tennis tournament. ThTitle in girls won Gabriela Georgieva TC “Asenovgrad” and Ivan Ivan “TK Spain” from Varna was the winner for the boys.

Marketing Director Svetoslav Georgiev and Regional Director Plamen Hutov of Victoria Group Hotels & Resorts awarded the young tennis hopes with a weekend for them and their families at the five-star Royal Castle Hotel and Royal Casa Villas.

Tennis Director Paul McNammy sincerely thanks Ms. Marinella Arabadjieva for the partnership and support of Bulgarian tennis.

The business lady also runs its charity, the Marinela Association, which has supported dozens of sports forums throughout the country over the past year and aims to support gifted children in different areas and motivate them to develop their talent.



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Hotel Marinela Sofia welcomes 5 interns from Lithuania in Kitchen Department in the next 3 months, as part of the Erasmus + program for students exchange. The trainees will  be in Hot / Cold Kitchen and Pastry, and will have the opportunity to work under the direct supervision of Chef Andrey Stoilov, Executive Chef for Victoria Group Hotels.

As host of the highest class “A” guests during the European Presidency of Bulgaria, Hotel Marinela Sofia provides an opportunity for the students to become part of this experience by actively participating in the hotel’s operational activities and gaining experience in one of best hotels in Sofia

The tradition meets the modern reading of Bulgarian cuisine in the new Bulgar Restaurant.

More than 200 people have welcomed the opening of the new Bulgar Restaurant. The restaurant, which is located in Hotel Marinela (former restaurant “Lozenets”) opened on December 15th. Famous people from Bulgarian showbiz, politicians, businessmen and many VIP guests first tried selected dishes from Bulgarian cuisine in a modern interpretation of Chef Vladimir Arnautski and his team.

The name of the restaurant comes from the grain crop, which for centuries has been traditional for Bulgarian livelihood. The symbol of the restaurant is the deer – it is present in the restaurant logo and is an essential element in the interior design. And it is really impressive – a mix of wood, metal and leather with attention to every detail.

Bulgar’s menu is a modern reading of the Bulgarian cuisine – selected from dozens of recipes preserved for millennia in grandmothers cookbooks and passed as legends by the masters of culinary art.

At a marvelous ceremony at the Marinela Hotel, Forbes Bulgaria announced the winners of the Forbes Business Awards 2017. The competition, which distinguishes good business practices and the entrepreneurial spirit every year, once again directs the spotlight to companies and people changing for the better economy of Bulgaria.

The event was held with the support of one of the leading providers of cloud services Stone Computers – winner of numerous Bulgarian and international awards for best business, Marinela Hotel Sofia, the global leader in audit, tax and consultancy for EY deals , one of the leading Telelink system integrators in Central and Eastern Europe, FREYWILLE’s world-renowned FREYWILLE brand, and the Audi technology avant-garde brand, which introduced the new Audi A8.

The evening was held in two parts – a forum and a ceremony for awarding the winners. Prior to awarding the awards, Forbes garnered the winners of the last year’s contest. Gergana Grancharova from LeadersPlay, Elena Marinova from Musala Soft, Ivan Kolev from Kolev and Kolev, Diana Stefanova from VMware Bulgaria and Plamen Tsekov from ScaleFocus told about how they managed to develop their companies to what they are presenting today. In front of the audience of the Forbes Business Awards, they also shared some of the mistakes they had made and the experience they had accumulated over these mistakes. The forum set the beginning of a tradition that promises to be no less expected than the awards themselves. The conversation was moderated by Genoveva Hristova, co-founder of the Ligna Group.



For the second consecutive year, Marinella Hotel was rated among the most luxurious hotels in the world.

At an official ceremony in one of the world’s largest ski destinations in St Moritz, Switzerland, the Bulgarian Hotel Marinela received three World Luxury Hotel Awards, for respectively: the most luxurious brand in Eastern Europe, the most luxurious hotel and conference center the most luxurious business hotel in 2017.

About the prestigious awards, over 400 hotels from around the world have been nominated. The choice of the best in the industry is determined by voting on the site of the organization. More than 300,000 tourists have cast their vote, which has also determined the winners in different categories of luxury world hotels.

“Being honored with such an international prize is pride and commitment. We will continue to offer our customers the best because their assessment is important to us. The positioning of a Bulgarian hotel, among the best luxury business hotels in the world, is also an assessment of good business practices in Bulgaria “, said Plamen Houtov, regional manager of Victoria Group at the official ceremony in St.Moritz. ranks to global hotels such as Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives, which was awarded the Hotel of the Year.

A business women for the 2017 year in the GRAZIA Magazine won Marinela Arabadjieva, owner of VICTORIA GROUP® HOTELS AND RESORTS. Leading tourist company in Bulgaria, with 11 hotels categorized 4 and 5 stars, over 500 holiday villas, tour operator, vocational training center. For eleven years, the fashion magazine has distinguished the best women in 10 categories – television, Internet, society, business, music, sports, designers, actresses, models and a message in time. The main criteria for choosing the most successful ladies are adequacy and merit to their public life in the last year. In the competition were nominated 59 women, but ten won the title “Woman of the Year” in the different categories. Marinela Arabadzhieva was awarded a business women of the year, in the context of the “Without Borders” topic, she said, “Dreams are the ones that lead you and help you cross the border. Business is important courage, determination and purposefulness, very clear knowing where you are going and what you want to achieve. Good results are the result of consistency, hard work and a strong team. ”

Marinela Arabadjieva is an inspiring, strong and successful woman in business. She graduated in pedagogy, international tourism and spatial design. In every hotel she leaves her handwriting, creating an elegant and sophisticated vision because design is her passion. She is married to businessman Valcho Arabadzhiev and has four children. For 20 years he has managed successfully the hotel business, and since last year he has founded “Marinela” Association with the sole purpose of giving children an equal start and a chance for their future realization.