THE HOTEL AND ITS TEAM
1st, 2004 – in a year’s time – I will invite you to the opening of the
hotel extension. The swimming pool, the rehabilitation centre, the conference
hall and the ten de luxe rooms will be ready! None of the colleagues
from the Bulgarian Hoteliers Restauranteurs Association crowding around
Strashimir Burdarov question his words although he hah not started excavating
the foundations yet. Would he succeed? With his perfectionism and quality
standards? In those short construction terms unbelievable in Bulgaria?
But when the proprietor of the Bistra and Galina Hotel pledged his word,
there was no going back on it. Everybody was aware of that – those who
had done business with him and those who had stayed in the three-star
The hotel is unique not only in terms of construction history and design. It was built in memory of two deceased daughters – Bistra and Galina – whose names will be the symbol of charity for decades to come. There is no other hotel, not in Bulgaria and perhaps elsewhere, which is meant to develop and make profit in order to sustain a foundation whose mission is to assist in the education and creative work of talented children. The two red hearts blazing in the hotel logo are familiar to hundreds of Bulgarians and foreigners as the harbingers of the hope that there are still people like Zdravka and Strashimir Burdarov in this world.
The hotel staff was selected among scores of applicants. The requirements comprise professional qualifications, fluency in two foreign languages and good manners. But not only that – the Burdarovs wish to have employees knowledgeable and skilled in the European style of service. In 2004 a new position was introduced after the hotel extension – a specialist in hotel management with the status of deputy manager. The post was assigned to Milena Aleksandrova promoted from the receptionists’ team. Miss Aleksandrova has a B.A. degree of tourism – Higher Economic Institute – Varna and an M.A. degree – University of Veliko Turnovo. She is proficient in French and English. Good luck, Milena!
the extension the Bistra and Galina Hotel-Foundation avails of 70 beds
laid out in 27 double rooms, 8 single rooms, two studios and two apartments.
The luxurious buildings have the elegance, design and beauty of a place
built with the love for a home. The new component is addressed to the
patrons of the hotel: if they wish to tone themselves up and keep up
a good condition, they can use the extra services offered by the sports
rehabilitation centre equipped with all necessary facilities, comfort
and massage programmes. The fitness hall, the infra-red cabin, the vertical
turbo solarium, the Roman steam bath and the swimming pool with jacuzzi
are there to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
The Bistra and Galina Hotel-Foundation is the seat of the Rousse Rotary Club. On May 31, 2004 the Rotary Club of Rousse celebrated its tenth chartering anniversary with a ceremonial session and a press conference in the Regal restaurant of the Bistra and Galina Hotel-Foundation. These were attended by numerous journalists, guests and public figures.