Traveling to Singapore? In a city known for its luxurious hotel options, there’s a new address to add to your rolodex. Sofitel Singapore City Centre is opening in October as Sofitel’s flagship in Singapore, and the 800th property in Asia Pacific for the AccorHotels group.
Situated above the Tanjong Pagar MRT station in the central business district, the Sofitel Singapore City Centre will have 223 guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. In-room treats will include soaking tubs, Lanvin or Hermès bath products, a Handy Phone (for free local and international calls to 10 countries), and complimentary minibars serviced by the hotel's droid butler - Sophie The Robot.
Infused with botanical motifs to reflect the “Garden City’s” green spaces, the hotel’s design is said to be inspired by “Singapore's rich cultural heritage with undeniable French flair.” The luxury hotel makes a statement with a dramatic lobby installation: a nine-meter chandelier designed by Lasvit. Called Singapour Je T'aime, it’s made of glass leaves made from 700 hand-blown glass crystals.
Hotel highlights include a pool, top-notch fitness center, the Racines restaurant overseen by award-winning chef Jean-Charles Dubois, the 1864 bar, and 20,000 square feet of meeting space including a large ballroom.
Other recent openings for the Sofitel brand include the Sofitel Baltimore in Paris, the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara in Malaysia, and the Sofitel Guiyang Hunter in China. Also opening in October is the highly anticipated Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, a buzzed-about crash pad in Australia’s beloved city.
Note: Sofitel Singapore City Centre is celebrating its opening with a special opening rate of $800 per room for two nights (Sofitel Singapore City Centre being the 800th AccorHotel in Asia Pacific).