It is official - the Sofitel Singapore City Centre will be officially opening in October 2017 (exact date to be announced when available) and this will also be AccorHotels' 800th property in Asia-Pacific. The announcement to open this flagship Sofitel hotel in Singapore's tallest building last year has created quite a bit of excitement within the industry and it is one of the most highly-anticipated hotels that are opening in Singapore this year.
The brand new 223-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre is nestled amongst towering skyscrapers (including the tallest building in Singapore, Tanjong Pagar Centre, which stands at 290m) as well as historic shop-houses in the heart of Tanjong Pagar. It is also easily accessible via the MRT Station as it sits above the Tanjong Pagar MRT Station - the hotel is also situated just 20 minutes from Singapore's Changi Airport.
Designed by Lasvit, guests entering the Sofitel Singapore City Centre will be welcomed by the nine-metre chandelier, Singapour Je T'aime. The art installation comprises of 700 glass crystals that resembles glass leaves that whirl through the hotel lobby. Sofitel’s commitment to culture and design is brought to life with an outstanding collection of custom-made furniture and artworks including designer uniforms accentuated with floral prints, evoking the strong botanic theme that runs throughout the hotel.
The Sofitel Singapore City Centre's interiors elegantly juxtapose vibrant rose gold accents with striking design features and botanical motifs, inspired by the sublime geometry of a traditional jardin à la française and the rich green spaces of Singapore, also known as the Garden City. Guests may choose from 223 well-appointed rooms and suites featuring floor to ceiling windows; complimentary minibars serviced by the hotel’s very own droid butler – Sophie The Robot; Sofitel’s luxurious MyBed; a Handy Phone which provides access to free local and international calls to 10 countries and wifi on the go; Smart TVs and Bose Sound systems; large soaking tubs with separate rain showers and luxurious Lanvin or Hermes amenities.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre offers several dining outlets including Racines, helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Jean-Charles Dubois, which will offer both French and Chinese cuisines prepared by two distinct culinary brigades across four open kitchens for a truly interactive culinary experience. Following the tradition of barrel-aged cocktail-making and the simple sophistication of martinis, 1864 (homage to the foundation year of Tanjong Pagar’s docking industry) aims to provide the perfect after-work vibe. This bar will also be the home for the timeless ritual of Champagne sabering. Guests can enjoy Sofitel’s signature afternoon Hi-Tea and handcrafted gourmet bites and tapas throughout the day. Guests of Luxury Club Rooms and Suites will enjoy the services of Club Millésime, including breakfast, evening cocktails and canapes, a library, intimate meeting spaces and a butler service.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre will offer 20,000 square feet of meeting spaces across 10 flexible venues including the 600 sqm Wallich Ballroom, named after Nathaniel Wallich, the founding father of the Singapore Botanical Gardens. The hotel has partnered with the award-winning Imperial Treasure to provide premium wedding and banqueting menus. In addition to its own SoFit gym, Club floor guests can enjoy access to the adjacent Virgin Active Fitness Club – Tanjong Pagar which will offer a range of wellness programs. A specially-designed In-Room Fitness Kit complemented with a series of workout videos is available in all rooms and guests can also enjoy the 30m infinity pool and spacious Lawn for rejuvenating morning yoga.
To celebrate the opening of Sofitel’s flagship property in Singapore, the Sofitel Singapore City Centre is offering a special opening rate of $800++ per room for 2 nights, in commemoration of Sofitel Singapore City Centre being the 800th Accor Hotel in Asia Pacific.