Swissôtel to open new Bulgarian flagship thermal resort, spa and health centre

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Published on 28/06/22 - Updated on 28/06/22

Swissôtel Sapareva Banya

Accor have announced the future opening of a luxury address in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria. It is expected to welcome its first guests in November 2024, and will be managed by Aqua Treatment Ad Ltd.

The complex will feature 171 rooms and suites, including a VIP villa complete with 5 rooms, an infinity pool and a jacuzzi. It will also have an events and conferencing area featuring a 400 m² ballroom, two medium sized meeting rooms, two boardrooms, as well as a pre-functions area and a library and business centre. Its F&B service will involve a signature Swissôtel restaurant, an outdoor terrace, a specialty restaurant, a lounge & lobby bar, a whisky bar and game room, an executive club, a Swiss gourmet corner and a pool bar with indoor seating.

Swissôtel Sapareva Banya Thermal Resort, SPA and Health Center will naturally boast many treatments and wellness facilities to take advantage of the region’s mineral springs and unique geyser. It will feature a fitness centre, a yoga room, a hamam, massage rooms, saunas, a beauty area, a medical clinic, and several pools with natural and thermal waters. Additionally, a genetic diagnostic centre to be paired with a retreat and balneology centre will complete its health and well-being offer.

The design of the complex is the fruit of a collaboration between SGI Architects and local firm URBA Arch. It is located in the western Kyustendil region, which is known for its clear and colourless Saparevian mineral water. Sapareva Banya is one of Bulgaria’s most popular thermal spa destinations.

With over 700 natural mineral and hot water springs, Bulgaria is a spa paradise famous in Europe since ancient Roman times. An investment of the size of Swissôtel Sapareva Banya Thermal Resort, SPA and Health Center will restore the area to its ancient prestige and will place it among the top spa and anti-ageing destinations of its kind. Our partnership with Accor and their remarkable Swissôtel brand is key to promoting the Kyustendil region represents as the ideal tourism destination featuring mountains, hot water springs and lush greenery.

Elena Ristavaara & Martin Marinov, representatives of Aqua Treatment Ad Ltd.

There is a strong domestic demand for hospitality services, also by affluent Bulgarians, not speaking about international visitors. We feel honoured that Aqua Treatment Ad Ltd. has chosen Swissôtel and Accor for the management of this ambitious thermal resort project. We’re sure that Swissôtel Sapareva Banya will bring new standards to the Bulgarian hospitality industry and a flagship hotel in the area.

Frank Reul, Head of Development for Eastern Europe at Accor

Bulgaria is a quickly developing, very attractive market in Southern-Eastern Europe, with huge potential and excellent investment opportunities. The announcement of Swissôtel Sapareva Banya Thermal Resort, SPA and Health Center strengthens Accor’s presence in the region and allows us to bring a world-class product and the ultimate service standards to the local market.

Maria Drăgulin, Development Director for Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova & Czech Republic at Accor

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