Global hospitality organisation Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that it will open its first ever Hyatt-branded hotel in Bulgaria. Set to be located on Vasil Levski Square in the country's capital of Sofia, the new hotel will feature 190 rooms, a fitness centre complete with spa, three fine dining options as well as a rooftop lounge that overlooks the city.

"Hyatt Regency Sofia will be designed to foster connections and serve as a dynamic, energizing place where guests can collaborate, share and find inspiration," said Peter Norman, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development – Europe, Africa, and Middle East for Hyatt. "We are confident that the globally recognised Hyatt Regency brand will resonate with the growing base of business and leisure travellers visiting the country."

Hyatt Regency Sofia is expected to open in 2018.