AccorHotels Expands Presence in Asia-Pacific

SINGAPORE—AccorHotels is set to open the Sofitel Singapore City Centre in October, marking the group’s 800th hotel in Asia-Pacific. Located amid historic shop houses and skyscrapers, the 223-room luxury hotel reflects the city’s cultural heritage with French flair.

Seated in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, the hotel is proximate to Changi Airport. It will be AccorHotels’ 13th hotel in Singapore and will be followed by a combined 782-room Novotel and Mercure complex, which will open on Stevens Rd.

Upon entry to the hotel, there is a Singapour Je T’aime chandelier designed by Lasvit. This art installation of glass leaves that whirl through the lobby, comprises 700 handblown glass crystals. There is also custom-made furniture, artwork and designer uniforms accentuated with floral prints, evoking the strong botanic theme that runs throughout the hotel.

The hotel’s interiors juxtapose rose gold accents with striking design features and botanical motifs, inspired by the geometry of a traditional jardin à la française and the green spaces of Singapore, also known as the Garden City, according to the company.

Guests may choose from 223 rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows; complimentary minibars serviced by the hotel’s own droid butler—Sophie The Robot; Sofitel’s signature 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 with Lanvin or Hermes amenities.

F&B outlets offer French and Chinese cuisines prepared by two distinct culinary brigades across four open kitchens. Other amenities include a gym, meeting spaces and bar.