Full of Life

About Hotel Marinela

The five star Marinela Hotel Sofia has been designed by the renowned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa - the author of a number of world landmarks.
The hotel is situated on an area of 30 000 square meters. Our 442 rooms and suites, including the largest Presidential Suite in Bulgaria, offer the highest comfort with a view of the city and the mountain. Room arrangements are available for the business traveller as well as the rest-seeking guests, all with free Wi-Fi.
With total 10 multifunctional meeting rooms, including one of the largest ballroom and conference halls in the city and a remarkable venue on the top floor, we offer the perfect settings for celebrations and meetings.
The property is among the iconic buildings in Sofia and an unique place for the Balkan Peninsula. This is the right place to escape from the busy city life, being meanwhile located in the very city center.

Hotel with a History

The hotel was built between 1974 and 1979 by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. It was initially called Vitosha New Otani, then unofficially known as the Japanese Hotel. Located on the highest point in Sofia, Vitosha-New Otani Hotel illustrates the traditional ties between Bulgaria and the country of the rising sun, Japan. The interior combines tradition and comfort with innovative and modern design. It is successfully preserving the line of Japanese architecture embedded in the hotel's construction, confirmed by the CEO of "Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates" - Akira Kumazawa during his visit to the hotel in 2016. He described the hotel as a place that continues to remind of the good traditional relations between the country of the rising sun, Japan, and Bulgaria.

Hotel Marinela At Glance