Great Hotels of the World, the London-based hotel sales and marketing alliance, is pleased to announce that its new member, International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, recently reopened on 21 June 2013. The hotel has completed extensive renovations following a two-year development at a cost of 20 million euros.
Situated in the heart of the Golden Sands Resort in Varna, Bulgaria, just 90 metres from the beach, the hotel has restructured its architectural design to give the property a more modern look with the help of renowned architect Pavel Ivanov. Ivanov has been involved in projects worldwide, including the Bayan Palace in Kuwait. The five-star luxury hotel has now increased its capacity by 150% to a total of 325 standard and superior rooms, as well as luxury suites and a presidential apartment.
International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites will also now offer an I-SPA Centre, complete with an indoor pool, steam bath, Turkish bath, infrared sauna, Finnish sauna, hydro-massage room, fitness centre, beauty salon with a hairdresser and various spa treatments for its guests. In addition, the hotel has created a unique ‘Skyfall Zone’ which includes an infinity-edge rooftop swimming pool and terrace as well as the hotel’s new High Limit Restaurant and 21 Bar. Guests will also now enjoy the hotel’s Steak House a la carte restaurant, ‘Le Cafe’ lobby bar and International buffet restaurant, offering breakfast and dinner, with a special kids’ buffet section.
The hotel’s casino has also undergone major refurbishment and expansion, making it the biggest live-game casino in Bulgaria, with a brand new design and 24-hour operation. The new International Poker Club will host regular daily tournaments, cash game tables and major poker events, such as the Eureka Poker Tour and Unibet Open. A shopping centre and a special ‘I Club’ package, for its most exclusive hotel services and benefits (including designated areas at the restaurant and pool area) complete the hotel’s facilities and services.
Outstanding meeting and conference facilities have been implemented, including a flexible and dynamic exhibition space in the conference lobby, a multifunctional ballroom with capacity for up to 600 in theatre style and seven additional meeting rooms which will be completed in the autumn. An amphitheatre with 450 seats and an impressive stage will also be available for events from April 2014.