Sofitel announces three new properties in Asia-Pacific region
January 19, 2013: Sofitel Luxury Hotels is accelerating its development with three new management contracts for properties in Bali (Indonesia), Wellington (New Zealand), and Shenyang (China), bringing the network in the Asia-Pacific region to 43 properties by mid-2014.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is scheduled to open in September 2013, and will combine French luxury with the essence of local tradition. A lavish beachfront retreat, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort will be located 40 kms from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali.
The Sofitel Bali property will have 415 rooms including 17 private villas. The hotel will also have a ballroom, five meeting rooms, a multi-function room, three restaurants, a bar and lounge as well as wellness facilities. Guests will be able to relax in the infinity pool, get active at So FIT, the state-of-the-art fitness centre equipped with a range of innovative activities, or rejuvenate at So SPA, Sofitel’s spa concept offering a selection of the best and most effective treatments combined with refined French cosmetology.
Sofitel Wellington will open in 2014. Located on Bolton Street, in the center of the city, Sofitel Wellington is within walking distance of Parliament House, The Papa Museum of New Zealand, the harbor and a great selection of boutique shops, restaurants and bars. With Sofitel’s strong affiliation with the arts, the hotel will play an important role in the capital’s thriving creative scene, with Wellington’s famous theatres and museums.
The Sofitel Wellington will have a ground-floor restaurant that will showcase the best local produce and wines from the surrounding Hawkes Bay, Malborough and Martinborough regions as well as a good selection of French and imported wines. Sofitel Wellington will also feature excellent function and meeting rooms including a 120-square metre conference room and two smaller meeting rooms. In addition, the Sofitel will feature a fitness centre and an indoor pool.
The Sofitel Shenyang Lido features 590 hotel rooms and suites, four restaurants, two bars, two ballrooms, five meeting rooms, a Spa, a fitness center, a swimming pool, a table tennis room, a squash court and 30 parking stalls. It will also have an executive lounge, which will be complemented by a fully equipped business center.
Sofitel Shenyang Lido has a prime location on the famous Qingnian Street, the most bustling commercial boulevard in the heart of the city. The hotel is also conveniently located within close proximity to new and modern office buildings, government agencies, shopping malls and International Exhibition Center, at the gateway point entering the city center. The city’s tourist attractions are all reachable in 30 minutes, while Shenyang Taoxian International Airport is about 20 minutes away. Over the coming year, the hotel will be closed for renovation and brought into line with Sofitel standards. All renovation work is targeted to be completed in early 2014.