The Metropolitan Hotel Sofia rolls out the welcome mat for visitors. The locally owned hotel, which contains 201 rooms and suites, opened in 2008 and has already become a favourite among local and international travellers. It is ideally located near the airport and Sofia’s city centre.
Deliana Moneva, General Manager, explains, “We focus on business travellers. We meet our guests at the airport and provide a free shuttle service. We have Internet everywhere in the hotel free of charge, as well as a free mini bar in each room, laundry and room service that are available 24 hours a day.” All guest rooms are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, a safe, flat screen television and a telephone line with a message service. For extended stays, the Metropolitan can provide a special rate for its 16 suites.
State of the art conference facilities
The Metropolitan has eight conference rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 250 people, while the smallest is designed for around eight guests. “Not a lot of hotels in Sofia can offer this many meeting rooms with this variety,” Deliana Moneva explains.
The hotel’s luxurious amenities include a fitness centre, a spa and a Jacuzzi, holistic massage service, the convivial Met Bar, and an award winning restaurant, the Metropolitan. The head chef, Andrey Stoilov, has won numerous prizes for his cuisine, including the gold medal in the 2008 Cooking Olympics held in Germany, and the Metropolitan’s chef Tanya Vitanova achieved second place in the recent Chef of Bulgaria 2009 contest.
The Metropolitan also regularly offers special packages, including a current golf package which includes a night at the hotel and a round of golf on the 18 hole championship course at the Pirin Golf and Country Club.
Focus on added value
Commenting on the Metropolitan’s competitive edge, Deliana Moneva says, “We are comparable to the biggest international five star chain hotels in the city centre concerning our size and the services we offer. We differentiate ourselves from these hotels by providing an excellent product for a very good price.”
The Metropolitan also stands out from other hotels because of its staff’s commitment to making the hotel a success. As Deliana Moneva points out, “The people we have working here are the hotel’s best feature. It is our mission to continue to maintain the highest standards and to surpass our guests’ expectations.”