During the event of the twelfth anniversary of one of the of the most prestigious awards in the filed of international luxury tourism – the organization World Luxury Hotel once again awarded the emblematic Hotel Marinela Sofia.

The recognition achieved this year by five-star Hotel Marinela Sofia is “Luxury Diplomatic Hotel” of 2018.

In 2016 and 2017 the hotel was awarded as the “Luxury Business Hotel”, “The Most Luxurious Brand in Eastern Europe”, “The Most Luxurious Hotel and Conference Center” and “The Most Luxurious Business Hotel “.

The ceremony took place on the exotic island of Bali – one of the most popular tourist destination in recent years.

Representatives from more than one hundred countries participated in the annual competition. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests.

Despite the huge competition, Hotel Marinela Sofia received another recognition from the prestigious forum.

The award for Hotel Marinela Sofia comes after the arrival of the European political and diplomatic elite during the rotating presidency of Bulgaria at the Council of the European Union in 2018.

Among the guests of the hotel were European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogrini, and many others.

The team of Hotel Marinela Sofia is grateful for the World Luxury Hotel’s high recognition and holds out the promise to carry out the mission of taking care of its guests according to the highest criteria in the segment of world luxury tourism.

For third consecutive year, Hotel Marinela Sofia will take part in one of the most prestigious international awards – World Luxury Hotel Awards and will be positioned among the most luxurious hotels in the world with three nominations – Luxury Diplomatic Hotel, Luxury Hotel & Conference Centre, Luxury Modern Hotel.

            World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of excellence in the luxury hotel business sector, offering international evaluation, voted by guests, tourists and industry participants. In 2016, Victoria Group’s crown jewel was awarded for the World Luxury Hotel Awarad at the Luxury Business Hotel category at an official ceremony in Doha and ranks among internationally renowned hotels, such as the Armani Hotel in Milan, the Kempinski Hotel in Doha and many other world-famous brands in the tourism business. In 2017 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.

            Support us again this year with voting on https://luxuryhotelawards.com/hotel/hotel-marinela-sofia until 31th of August 2018.

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

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.



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.

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”.