Cluster General Manager at 5-star Grand Hotel Sofia, 4-star Suite Hotel Sofia and 5-star hotel in pipeline expected to open at late 2019.
Julieta Serafimova has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She has joined the current company owning hotel portfolio in 2003, an year before the opening of its first hotel in the capital city – 5-star Grand Hotel Sofia, and consequently she has been an essential part of the pre-opening teams of all three hotels in Sofia. Earlier in her career, she has been working as Marketing manager at another two independent 4-star hotels in Sofia, and gained experience as Sales executive at three travel agencies. In 2012, Mrs. Serafimova has been awarded as “Hotel Manager of the year” by the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association. Julieta Serafimova is a visiting lecturer at New Bulgarian University since 2015, and a member of its Program and Academic councils. She has been an author of a few articles for Bulgarian business magazine “Manager”, and a Jury member at International Hospitality Awards for 2016. Mrs Serafimova has recently become a Member of the Professional Women’s Network Global. Julieta Serafimova is a graduate of the College of International Tourism in Burgas, Bulgaria and has obtained an MBA degree in tourism from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridksi”. She has specialized General management in the British industry in the UK, Strategic hospitality management in some of the most prestigious international hospitality schools – Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne in Switzerland, where she has also completed Corporate management program, and Cornell University in the USA, there she has been a graduate of the special program for hotel General managers.