IHG has opened the first property under its Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts brand in Bulgaria, with the rebranding of an existing property in the capital Sofia.
The former Radisson Blu Grand Hotel Sofia overlooks Narodno Sabranie Square and the Tsar Liberator Monument honouring Russian Emperor Alexander II.
The 194-room property has been been “extensively refurbished” and rebranded as the Intercontinental Sofia.
Features include a Club Intercontinental Lounge, fitness centre, restaurant, Floret Social Lounge and Bar, a business centre and a dedicated meetings floor for up to 240 guests.
Rooms have been designed to mimic architectural influences of the 1960s, and the lobby features a statue of a girl blowing a dandelion which “signifies hope and unity”.
Rates at the hotel start from €140 per night. The InterContinental Sofia join the Holiday Inn Sofia as the second IHG property in Bulgaria’s capital.