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International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites reopens after a two-year renovation

Five-star luxury hotel in Bulgaria increases its capacity by 150%

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com), 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.

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 á la carte restaurant, ‘Le Café’ lobby bar and International buffet restaurant, offering breakfast and dinner, with a special kids’ buffet section. A kids’ club and care service will also be available.

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.

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.

General Manager of International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Vladimir Filipov comments: “We have been planning and performing the major reconstruction of International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites for the past few years, to be able to call it the ultimate five-star casino hotel with a beach resort location in Europe. Now it is completed and, not only will it bring our already well-established product to a whole new level, but it will also help establish Golden Sands Resort as a high-quality, all-season destination."

The hotel is currently running a special five night opening package, including accommodation in a superior double room, buffet breakfast, access to the fitness centre and swimming pools, one spa treatment, entrance to the Thermal Zone (Finnish Sauna, Infrared Sauna and Steam Bath) and an á la carte dinner. To book, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel/offer/14618/hotel-casino-international.htm.

For more information or to book International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, please visit http://www.ghotw.com/hotel-casino-international or call +44 (0) 20 7380 3658.

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For media enquiries, press visits and photos of the refurbishment please contact:

Ashleigh Silverman Marketing and PR Manager Great Hotels of the Worldasilverman@ghotw.com+44 (0) 20 7380 8564

Note to editors:

Great Hotels of the World (http://www.ghotw.com) provides global hotel reservation, sales and marketing services for an exclusive portfolio of primarily independent hotels and resorts worldwide. Great Hotels of the World provides a range of products, services and innovative technology solutions for over 250 hotels worldwide through trade shows, e-marketing, business travel sales, meeting and incentive sales, public relations, Meeting Forums and a private label GDS chain code (GW). By acknowledging that each hotel’s core business is different, Great Hotels of the World helps hotels and consumers to “find their niche” by categorising member hotels into niche travel markets. Great Hotels’ dedicated programmes are aimed at the leisure, meetings and incentive and corporate markets, whilst the individual leisure collections reach precise areas of the market in which the hotel specialises in including gourmet, spa, golf, honeymoon and many more. Membership of Great Hotels of the World is split into three tiers: the Luxury Collection, the Premium Collection and the Classic Collection and is by invitation only. Hotels must meet strict criteria before being accepted into the brand.

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