General Travel News

Sofitel celebrates design

 alt  alt

Paris– This year Sofitel is teaming up with Architectural Design, the prestigious design magazine, as part of its second annual “interiors” event, to be held from September 12 to 22, 2011 at Artcurial in the Hotel Marcel Dassault in Paris’s 8th arrondissement.


It’s the perfect occasion for Sofitel to celebrate design, one of the fields where the brand best expresses itself, and it’s also an opportunity to pay homage to the architects, designers and stylists who have cooperated recently with the brand. Many names that allow the Sofitel to have truly different hotels. At every one of them, the individuality and identity is brought to life by the designer, a combination of the French tradition at the heart of the brand and local influences.
 
Just one of these partnerships, Sofitel has given interior designer Didier Gomez carte blanche to design an ephemeral modern lounge with pure lines. It is located on the second storey where visitors can enjoy a moment of luxurious tranquility at any time of day.
Didier Gomez, one of the brand’s faithful partners, has created 20 suites and an apartment in the Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg; he was also behind the unique decoration for the Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses and the Sofitel Essaouira Golf & Spa in Morocco.
 
For this event Didier Gomez was aiming for a space that would reflect the values of the Sofitel brand. He says “I wanted a decidedly contemporary space where the only decoration on the walls and ceiling would be anthracite-, gray- and taupe-colored geometric shapes, reminiscent of Mondrian.” Furniture designer Paul Silvera provided the touch of color and elegance with his iconic pieces, each one different and full of soul.
 
Since Sofitel’s repositioning in the luxury market, the brand has worked with the biggest names in architecture and design to renovate or create new hotels. The list is long and stretches from Vienna to Chicago, from Mauritius to Brussels, including among others Jean Nouvel, Didier Gomez, Kenzo Takada, Lek Bunnag, Sybille de Margerie, Jean-Paul Viguier, Jacques Grange, Pierre-Yves Rochon, Yabu Pushelberg, Philippe Capron, Antoine Pinto and Patrick Norguet.

More General Travel News
Family summer holiday destinations
3 amazing honeymoon destinations
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi becomes “Official Hotel Partner” of Abu Dhabi Summer Season 2017
Latest Travel News
Iconic Sheraton Cairo reopens after exte...
Qatar Airways launches direct flights to...
Emirates launches dedicated airport loun...
Featured Sights To See
Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

Vienna, Austria

One of the most important opera houses and opera companies in the world. Price of a ticket can be quite high, but it is wildly sought, as the performances are worth it. The Vienna Opera Ball takes place here....

Gold Reef City Theme Park and Casino

Gold Reef City Theme Park and Casino

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Gold Reef City Theme Park is a great place to have some fun. From roller coasters to a giant Ferris wheel, it has everything and is a real treat for kids!   Address: Gold Reef City, Ormonde, 8km (5 miles) from city centre Telephone: +27 (0)11 248 6800 Website: http://www.goldreefcity.co.za/ Opening hours: Tues-Sun 0930-1700    ...

Dubai Zoo

Dubai Zoo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula and is home to about 200 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. It is located in a shaded area of Jumeirah and is surrounded by huge trees. Though not too large, this zoo is especially notable as it houses an impressive collection of endangered species like the Bengal and Siberian tigers, Arabian wolves and Scimitar-horned Oryx...

Korjaamo Cultural Factory

Korjaamo Cultural Factory

Helsinki, Finland

This is the biggest cultural collection in the country and includes everything from a Tram museum to a theater, bar, café, club and galleries. Multiple events happen at the same time so the place is always buzzing with excitement! The work on display exhibits Finnish art and culture to its fullest and attracts a big crowd during peak seasons. Location: Töölönkatu 51 Phone: +358 504 072 ...