New Levels of Luxury for South Australia

Sofitel Adelaide is set to deliver business travellers an intoxicating mix of old-world charm and modern design when it opens in September.

The opening of Sofitel Adelaide iwill mark the luxury brand’s debut in South Australia. The new property will also be the first internationally recognised five-star hotel to be built in Adelaide in 30 years.

Located in the heart of Adelaide on Currie Street, the design of Adelaide’s new AU$150 million (US$114 million) flagship Sofitel hotel has been led by Adelaide-raised Carl Almeida from P49 DEESIGN, an award-winning global interior design practice specialising in hotels and resorts, including the interior design of Accor’s iconic SO/ Melbourne, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Raffles Udaipur, and Fairmont Mumbai.

From the moment guests arrive at Sofitel Adelaide, they will be greeted by a sense of light and flow, of old and new, of secular and sacred. An original piece by Australian fine-art photographer Alexia Sinclair titled Field of Dreams forms the centrepiece of the hotel lobby and segments of this historic French-inspired artwork will appear on lightboxes to illuminate the entire porte cochere ceiling, acting as a bewitching teaser of what’s inside. A striking flowing red wine-inspired chandelier also draws guests into the lobby, which leads them to an exquisite lounge bar.

Sofitel Adelaide is set to deliver business travellers an intoxicating mix of old-world charm and modern design when it opens in September.

Sofitel Adelaide’s 251 luxurious guestrooms and suites feature sumptuous, residential-style interiors which are French colonial style adapted to a modern contemporary aesthetic – a subtle reference to the history and character of Adelaide. This old world detailing mixed with new world styling creates a playful design twist.

Stunning fully open concept bathrooms with luxurious vanities and free standing bathtubs maximise a sense of space in many of the guestrooms and all showers feature an iconic mosaic design inspired by the stained glass windows of prominent Adelaide cathedrals.

Leisure facilities at the new hotel will include a French-inspired restaurant, two bars, swimming pool, SoFIT health and fitness centre, meeting and private dining rooms and a Sofitel Club Lounge.

“Distinguished by its bursting calendar of cultural events and flourishing passions for gastronomy, fine wine, music, fashion and design, Adelaide is an ideal destination for our Sofitel brand,” says Accor Pacific CEO Simon McGrath. “The hotel’s design reflects the distinct sense of style and sophistication of Sofitel. Sofitel Adelaide is one of our biggest hotel openings of 2021 and its level of luxury and onsite amenities will ensure it’s one of Adelaide’s most illustrious new destinations.”

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