A closer look at the Hotel Marinela Sofia; home of the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships

Images via Hotel-Marinela.com

The 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships take place from March 28 to April 2 in Sofia, the beautiful capital of Bulgaria.

The championship will be based out of the exemplary Hotel Marinela Sofia which will play host to national amateur MMA teams from around the world, housing athletes, coaches and family, in addition to a lineup of IMMAF acitivities such educational seminars that are scheduled to take place throughout the week long tournament.

Without a doubt, the Hotel Marinela Sofia is the perfect location for  the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships. Designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, the Hotel Marinela Sofia is among the iconic buildings of Sofia. It is located in the green zone of the capital from where you can enjoy the stunning Vitosha Mountain view. The interior combines tradition and comfort with innovation and modern design.

Everything Under One Roof

The hotel is located within an area of 30,000 square meters with 442 rooms and suites, restaurants and bars. Guests of Hotel Marinela Sofia can choose between six restaurants and several bars within the complex. Also available are the spa and fitness areas with a modern gym providing space for many athletes, plus a 20m swimming pool.

marinela gym

Perhaps best of all, the complex houses the competition venue itself, the EFE Hall (Exhibition Forum Events). The need for daily travel is eliminated for athletes, coaches, team leaders and officials. The most modern multipurpose sports hall in Sofia is fully equipped to host large corporate events, exhibitions, concerts, weddings and shows. From March 28 to April 2, the EFE Hall will be transformed into an amazing competition venue for the 2017 IMMAF European Open Championships.

EFE forum

The EFE Sofia, photo via Facebook

Throughout the week, athletes and guests of the IMMAF European Open should feel more comfortable than ever before with Sofia having raised the bar in its accomodation of the IMMAF European Open Championships.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Click HERE for the Hotel Marinela Sofia website gallery.