Sofitel Debuts in Foshan

 Unveiling AccorHotels’ First Luxury and Modern French-Style Hotel in the historical city of Guangdong

Shanghai, July 24, 2017 – Sofitel announces the opening of Sofitel Foshan in the historical city of Guangdong province, China.

Located in China Leading Furniture City – Lecong in Shunde – Sofitel Foshan connects to the 200,000 square-metre Louvre International Exhibition Centre, a destination hub for design aficionados. Sofitel Foshan is the brand’s first property to debut in Foshan and the 23rd property in the Greater China network.

“It gives us great opportunity to partner with Guangdong Louvre Furnishings Group on the development of Sofitel Foshan,” said Michel Molliet, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Greater China. “With a long history of fine ceramic production, Foshan has morphed into a furniture and accessories hub in recent years. The city’s enriched culture blends perfectly with the design and architecture of Sofitel’s DNA. Sofitel is AccorHotels’ authentic luxury brand that aims to create magnificent moments for travellers seeking an indulgent experience.

Featuring a stunning interior design by CCD (Cheng Chung Design (HK)), Sofitel Foshan seamlessly blends the unique Chinese and French design furnishing and décor to showcase the best of Lingnan rich culture with iconic French monuments and art.

At 236 metres, the 62-storey Sofitel Foshan is the tallest hotel in the city with a 360 degree view of the city. Boasting 325 modern guest rooms with four themes including modern, post-modern, neo-Chinese, and Classic French, the hotel features an in-house furniture gallery display on the 9th and 10th floor that offer unique art pieces and designer furniture.

Architectural fittings, furnishings and décor are environmentally friendly designed and constructed in line with AccorHotels’ Planet 21 initiative that aims to offer travellers a unique sustainable hospitality experience. Bespoke furniture pieces are also available for purchase at Sofitel Foshan.

“Sofitel Foshan offers the perfect blend of the city’s charm with a touch of French and Chinese “Art de Vivre” for travellers seeking modern refinement and a luxury escape in the historical and cultural city,” said Olivier Larcher, General Manager of Sofitel Foshan.

Dining outlets include an all-day dining restaurant Kwee Zeen and an Italian restaurant, Allegria offering authentic Mediterranean food. The city’s first French executive chef Mikael Robin oversees the entire culinary operations of Sofitel Foshan, ensuring the excellence of its epicurean offerings from the wine tastings at the hotel’s Noble Bar, Le Bar – Lobby Lounge and the city’s first Sky Bar.

For weddings, meetings and events, the hotel features a state-of-the art 3,000 square metres of function spaces including a Napoleon III’s Grand Salon Apartment inspired grand ballroom, 6 meeting rooms, an outdoor terrace.

For its lifestyle and spa offerings, the hotel features SoSPA with L’OCCITANE that combines the latest French cosmetology and Chinese traditions for complete rejuvenation and relaxation. Fitness facilities including a panoramic indoor swimming pool and the SoFIT 24-hour fitness centre with the latest technology in the Life Fitness® equipment.

With more than 120 hotels worldwide, Sofitel continues to expand globally with recent opening including Sofitel Baltimore in Paris and new project of Sofitel Dubaï Wafi. Over the coming years, Sofitel will introduce stunning new hotels with the openings of Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour and Sofitel Mexico City Reforma.

* Additional breakfast is chargeable at CNY100 nett. Terms and conditions apply.

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Sofitel, AccorHotels’ authentic luxury brand, blends local culture and French art de vivre to create magnificent moments for international travelers seeking a uniquely elegant experience.

Guests staying at one of Sofitel’s 120 addresses will enjoy design, culture, gastronomy and wellness. All over the world, Sofitel promises travelers looking for contemporary accommodation, a skillful blend of local culture and French art de vivre. Each address is distinctive, with its own “cousu-main” service, stylish interior, and inspired and creative gastronomy. The brand’s hotels are located in large cities like Paris, London, Berlin, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore and Shanghai, or set against wonderful landscapes in destinations like Morocco, Egypt, Thailand and even French Polynesia.

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. |