Sofitel is a world-renowned luxury-hotel brand with more than 190 locations worldwide in 50 countries and growing -- magnificently. Properties of the distinguished hotels, which are owned by France-based Accor, span the globe with palatial destinations in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. However, regardless of the site of a Sofitel deluxe hotel, the distinct French style is ubiquitous: "French art de vivre" is thematically woven into the decorum of all its properties seamlessly.
TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel community, whose ratings are based solely on experiences reported by impartial travelers, cited several Sofitel properties in its 2009 Travelers' Choice selections. The New York location is number 3 in Top 10 Best Luxury In U.S., and number 42 in the Top 100 Best Luxury category. The Sofitel Imperial Mauritius Resort and Spa is number 8 in Top Best Luxury in Africa, while the Montreal Golden Mile is number 5 in Top 10 Best Luxury in Canada. The Fiji Resort and Spa is Top 10 Best for Families in South Pacific. The Sofitel brand is the fourth in Top 10 Best Hotel Brands.
The history of its pedigree as a leading luxury hotel is recognized worldwide. The following is a snapshot view of some stellar properties of Sofitel.
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Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower is just minutes from the luxury-shopping rich Miracle Mile, the Art Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The glass-prism shaped building is a 32-story marvel of architecture designed by architect Jean-Paul Viguier. Le Bar puts the essence of a Parisian lounge smack dab in the middle of the Windy City with unparalleled style.
Pardon my French, but le Café des Architectes est magnifique with the seasonal menus of exec chef Martial Noguier. The health club and spa feature an impressive array of weight-lifting equipment and a full-cardio area with treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary pedaling apparatus for those inclined to work those delicious meals. All guestrooms are filled with the finest in creature-comforting amenities and have Wi-Fi wireless Internet access. The hotel is pet friendly, too.
This is a boutique luxury hotel located at Paris' hub in amid the business, luxury, and media districts. All 40 guestrooms of this charming hotel overlook the garden in the courtyard. La Terrasse Des Signatures international cuisine is definitely a French-flavored affair, yet the worldly influences worldwide are sprinkled in for spunk. This is the quintessential way to "do Paris" adroitly.
The hotel on the Champs Elysees is nearby the Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and Les Invalides -- and more!
Sofitel Buenos Aires
The Softiel Buenos Aires offers great proximity to all the famous sites of the area. The Recoleta, the Colón Opera House, the Obelisco, the Torre de los Ingleses, and the Plaza de Mayo are within walking distance of the Art Deco-designed hotel. The contemporary atmosphere and the richly historical surroundings are absolutely intoxicating to the senses. The cuisine served up at the Provencal and Café Arroyo appeal equally to visitors and locals. This is a special place rich with decorum. Even in South America, the signature French essence of the Sofitel brand permeates distinctively.
New Sofitel locations in Bangkok, Dubai, Phnom Penh Phokeethra, and Rabat are on the docket to open in 2009. The magnificence of Sofitel is an ever-growing worldwide phenomenon.
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