Swiss-Belhotel opening in Varna, Bulgaria


The long-held ambition of leading global hospitality management company Swiss-Belhotel International to expand into Europe has been realized following the rebranding of the Grand Hotel Dimyat in Bulgaria to Swiss-Belhotel Varna.

The 74-room, four-star Swiss-Belhotel Varna is located in the heart of the Black Sea coastal city next to the beautiful Sea Garden public park, 500 meters from the beach, 20-minutes from an international airport, and offers stunning panoramic sea views.

The hotel is further highlighted by wellness facilities showcased at Maya Spa which include a 12-metre indoor pool, five treatment rooms, a hydrology zone with sauna and ice therapies, a salt room to relax and de-stress, a gym and a series of mud and salt therapies unique to the Black Sea area.

“Our entry into the highly competitive European market marks another exciting chapter in the Swiss-Belhotel International story,” said Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr. Gavin M. Faull.

“We started in Asia, expanded to Australia and New Zealand, and more recently have grown our presence in the Middle East for a group-wide management portfolio of 135 hotels, resorts and projects worldwide,” he said.

“The time is now right for the next phase in our growth strategy and we look forward to bringing our unique commitment of passion and professionalism in hospitality to Europe with Swiss-Belhotel Varna in Bulgaria.”

The management agreement follows the opening of its European headquarters in Greece last year as Swiss-Belhotel International looks to expand its global footprint into a fourth region of the world after Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.

Swiss-Belhotel International has moved to upgrade the standards of Swiss-Belhotel Varna, implementing its renowned service training programmes and developing high-quality culinary concepts in the restaurant, meeting and banquet spaces.

“We need to be recognised as the best hotel in town. This is our goal and I am confident that we are on the right track to achieving this,” said Mr. Faull.

Be Well: Maya Spa is highlighted by a 12-metre indoor pool and mud and salt Black Sea therapies. For high res image please click here. Get Together: meeting facilities for small and medium-sized gatherings include a ballroom and an auditorium. For high res image please click here.

Swiss-Belhotel Varna’s well-appointed guest rooms have a comprehensive array of features such as LCD TV, a mini bar and free Wi-Fi. The hotel caters to small and medium sized-events via two meeting rooms, the Galatea Ballroom that can accommodate up to 150 persons and the Darsalas auditorium which has 142 seats.

The hotel’s other facilities include a bar, 24-hour room service, in-room safety deposit box, disabled guest facilities, a free car park, a gift shop and hair salon.

Swiss-Belhotel International manages a portfolio of more than 135 hotels in destinations such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt.