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.

Над 3000 копия от книгата бяха поръчани онлайн преди официалното й пускане на пазара

Кристиан Талев-Криско представи първата си книга “Пътят нагоре” (издателство „БГ книга”) пред журналисти в хотел “Маринела”, зала “Силует”. Извървял дълъг път – от ученик в “Априлската гимназия” до най-популярния съвременен хип-хоп артист в България – той е „един от най-мъдрите хора, които познавам”, според режисьора Кирил Кирилов-Кико. 

“Това не е точно автобиография. В книгата има лични неща, но има и неща които биха били полезни на всеки изпълнител, който иска да успее в музикалния бизнес. Запазих много неща за себе си и умишлено не ги казвах в интервюта, за да издам книга и да стана мръсен милионер,” с усмивка сподели хитмейкърът.

Според него книгата има друга цел – да накара повече млади хора да четат. А на въпроса какво ще кажете на родителите, които няма да разрешат на децата си да купят и прочетат книга на скандален рапър Криско отговори: “Бих ги посъветвал първо те да я прочетат.” 

Книгата на Криско вече официално е в продажба в книжарниците, а още преди официалното й пускане на пазара над 3000 копия бяха поръчани онлайн от читатели в България, Македония и Съединените щати. “Пътят нагоре” ще бъде представена на мини-турне из България, което – както се пошегува Криско – „ще ми е първото, на което няма да пея”. 

On October 5th, the iconic star of Italian music, Al Bano arrived in Sofia for his virtuoso concert with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra. His team and the organizers from MOKO SOLUTION chose Hotel Marinela Sofia for their stay in Sofia. There, he will have the opportunity to be secluded, surrounded by luxury and tranquility in one of the VIP apartments, a few hours before going out on stage at Hall I in the National Palace of Culture.

Excited by the forthcoming meeting with the Bulgarian audience, Al Bano spent time for photos and greetings in the lobby of the hotel in Sofia. The exquisite interview for the Bulgarian National Television was filmed at of the bars in Hotel Marinela Sofia – Cigar Bar. He did not miss to share his impressions and thanks to the hospitality of the team and the managers in the special guest book.

Induction Training Hotel Marinela

On Oct-03-2017 was held the second for this year Induction Training for new employees at Hotel Marinela Sofia. It covered all newly-signed team members during the summer months in the hotel. The aim was to inform the members with all the outlets on the territory of the complex, and at the same time about the hotel chain. Hotel Marinela Sofia, as part of Victoria Group Hotels and Resorts continue its policy of raising the skills and awareness of its employees. Key training and skills training will be launched in the coming weeks to consolidate the market leadership in Sofia.

Foundation Science and Education at the Royal Castle Design & SPA Hotel

From 1 September 2017 the second  half of scientific conferences of the Science and Education Foundation starts in September at the Royal Castle Design & SPA Hotel, Elenite Village Village.
The 2017 program includes the holding of six international scientific conferences on different themes. The main goal of the people who join is to create new dating, to exchange ideas and to discuss current issues in their field of work.
For more than twenty years, founders have been doing business with science and supporting science through business. The first edition of the conference “Ecology and Safety” was held in 1991. They support the publication, the articles presented during the events, the open access scientific journals. They organize dozens of conferences, symposia and seminars. The main goal of organizers who have not changed over time is the desire to connect people, their ideas and goals. The trust of thousands of scientists from all over the world has been won.
1 – 5 September 2017 – 16th International Conference “Economics and Business”
4 – 8 September 2017 – 8th International Conference “Education, Research and Development”
7-11 September 2017 – 11th International Conference “Language, Personality and Society”
More information can be found at the International Science Event site

This month at Hotel Marinela Sofia there was a training course customized for Front Office – “Customer Service Skills Training” and the main focus was on increasing the qualification and the competences of the employees who have direct contact with guests. Key points were handling situations when problem occurs during guest’s stay, stress management, communication with other departments and units, as well as increasing guest’s satisfaction.

Such trainings are planned also for the other year-round properties part of Victoria Group Hotels and Resorts. As a leader in their segment, the company maintains a policy of constantly raising the qualifications of its employees and such training is part of this process.

Sofia Fashion Week Autumn / Winter 2017

From September 26 to 29, Sofia will once again become the capital of fashion! The fifth edition of Sofia Fashion Week AW 2017 will gather all fans of fashion at EFE Hall, Hotel Marinela Sofia. The event  will continue 4 days with many foreign guest designers along with Bulgarian established and new names in the fashion industry.
This year guests and models will be able to enjoy a classy and modern atmosphere with exquisite drinks in the newest place of the hotel, the Marinela Street Lounge, whose design interior makes it the perfect place to relax and drink during the fashion week. Here, traditional meetings will be held between world baiers and designers. Sofia Fashion Week is the event that created B2B relationships between designers, sponsors and end-users, which helped to develop the fashion business in Bulgaria.
With each edition, Sofia Fashion Week proves that Sofia is worthy fashion capital and can offer the Bulgarian audience the best of the fashion world. The event reaches coverage of fashion giants such as Fashion TV and the Italian fashion magazine U FASH ON, and guests and barriers arrive from all over the world for reviews.
Organizers of the top fashion event are Hotel Marinela and Fashion TV of Bulgaria Code Fashion TV.
Among the known and established top brands on the Bulgarian market, once again the scene of Sofia Fashion Week will embark Maniac, BERNA MODA, Wolf walley, Stoyan Radichev and Hristo Chuchev.
Among the world-famous brands we expect to see MYO Couture for the first time to showcase their models on the catwalk. The brand’s atelier is located in Berlin, but the designers are Valentina Valentina and Yoanna Dochevi.
After a short absence, Valeria Carlo will again visit the fashion forum and with a lot of surprises. Come and see another amazing show from Bapa Kids and ALL U Re.
In male fashion, we can enjoy the Italian brand Carducci and Aggressor with designer Mariana Papalicheva, who recently returned from Kasta Morelly Fashion Week in Romania.
The forum, which launches Sofia in the calendar of events of world fashion capitals, will organize even more daily activities for fashion lovers and those who are ready to rediscover their new love in it.
The organizers of Hotel Marinela, the Code Fashion TV team and the partners, prepare daily small appearances on the territory of the most visited hotel in Sofia. Boutique products, hairstyles and makeup from MAC and Chrisian of Roma most famous hair and makeup artists, fashion photography and more exciting surprises, are a small part of the big event.
During the previous editions, guests could follow and enjoy the unceasing work of preparing evenings, designers and models only while drinking coffee with friends on Sofia Fashion Street. This autumn they will be directly involved.
The owner of Visage Fashion Agency, Evgenia Kalkandjieva, will bring together all Bulgarian top fashion photographers with an exhibition she personally organizes. The best spring / summer fashion shots and their authors will be featured at the Sakura Lobby Bar from September 26 to September 29.Ще можете да се срещнете с любимите си модни блогъри, които ще бъдат преобразени в крак с новите модни тенденции за есен/зима 2017 година на място, на Sofia Fashion Street.
For lovers of exquisite ambiance and luxury, quality sound and modern music, exotic cocktails and healthy food, the doors of the Marinela Street Lounge will be opened to immerse themselves in the modern city oasis along with their friends and fashion lovers.