Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 31, 2007
According to the editors of Travel + Leisure magazine, seven out of 500 of the world's best hotels are Sofitels, as named in the publication's annual "T + L 500: The World's Best Hotels" issue. Sofitel, with more than 200 hotels worldwide, is the prestige brand of Accor Hotels.
Sofitels around the world embrace a unique appreciation for the art de vivre à la française (French art of living), which is embodied in the hotels' high standards of service, alluring design, gourmet cuisine and thoughtful amenities. This focus is strengthened by relationships with renowned French personalities, including fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castalbajac, interior designer Pierre Yves Rochon and Michelin-starred chefs.
Each of the hotels distinguished by Travel + Leisure has a personality all its own. Many are in fact historic hotels with captivating stories to tell.
Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington, D.C.
Decorated in the Art Deco style, this swanky business hotel attracts D.C.'s elite movers and shakers and is just steps from the White House.
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Recognized for its futuristic and award-winning prism-shaped design by Jean-Paul Viguier, the hotel's Le Bar is a favorite hangout of Chicago's stylish set.
This hotel, ideally located by Rittenhouse Square and the Financial District, is the embodiment of "Shaker Chic", drawing inspiration from the city's heritage.
The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Demeure Hotels (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
This historic hotel, dating back to the 15th century, has served as a convent and the site of the wedding of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Sofitel Royal Angkor Golf & Spa Resort (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
Just five minutes from the ancient Angkor Wat Temple Complex, this resort boasts a sumptuous spa offering traditional Khmer treatments.
Sofitel Métropole Hanoi (Hanoi, Vietnam)
The Grand Dame of Hanoi, the Metropole is the toast of the city. The more than 100-year-old hotel is steeped in history and it is where Graham Green wrote his famous novel The Quiet American.
Sofitel Palais Jamaї (Fez, Morocco)
Overlooking the medina, the Palais Jamaї is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, originally built as a palace in the 19th century.
For Sofitel reservations and information, visit the Sofitel Web site, or call 800-SOFITEL (763-4835).
Sofitel: 200 premium hotels around the world
Because no one country or city is the same, Sofitel has made each of its 200 hotels around the world a truly unique establishment. Combining the spirit of each place with the values of modernity, refinement and absolute comfort, they are all imbued in their inimitable way with the French "art de vivre".
Whether their setting is a great business metropolis like Paris, New York or Bangkok, or nestling in the landscape in Indonesia, Polynesia or Brazil, each Sofitel hotel offers travelers a genuine haven of peace. So that each guest, for an overnight stay or longer, during a business trip or for a holiday, can enjoy the rich variety of these unique places in comfort and tranquility.
Accor, European leader in hotels and tourism, global leader in corporate services, operates in nearly 100 countries with 160,000 employees. It offers to its individual and corporate clients nearly 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, Red Roof Inn, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands: over 4,000 hotels and 475,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre, ambassador of the gastronomy 'à la française' worldwide;
- Services to corporate clients and public institutions: 21 million people in 35 countries benefit from Accor Services products - meal and food vouchers, people care, incentive and loyalty programs.
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