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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Sofitel So Singapore where Contemporary Heritage Beauty in the Heart of Lion City


In a place where the heritage of the local Asian culture inter-twine with 19th century French Parisian decadence, with every step that we took into this chic luxury hotel, our breaths were taken away with every visual story of the unique Sofitel So Singapore journey.
Situated in a prestige address on 35 Robinson Road, this is a perfect place where we can feel the pulse of our modern dynamic cosmopolitan city yet transcending into an era of deep singaporean history.


The decoration of the lobby gives each hotel guest an experience filled with refreshing serendipitous surprises which involves a cohesive blend of bright hues such as the royal purple & scarlet red, a trip down memory lane reminiscing a subtle French Elegance that infuses into luscious Singaporean Heritage.


Be greeted with the opulent floral centre-piece.


Little by little, we will locate the traces of significance of our sunny island, from our national fleur - the Orchids to the octagon shapes on the art pieces of which share a resemblance of our Singapore $1 coin.



Other than the octagon shapes that are prominent in the hotel premises, the unique artworks also feature the hexagon shapes for the hotel's decor in the form of the stellar hexagonal light installation as well. 
Unknown to many, France is actually nicknamed the "L'Hexagone" due to the fact that when you connect the borders of the country, it actually forms a hexagon shape. 
Definitely a fascinating way to integrate the idea behind the French & Singapore's cultural elements.

Photo adapted from howtoliveinfrance.com 


One will wonder, how does the french culture be so aptly portrayed in Sofitel So Singapore? 
This is because the design of the hotel's decor are masterfully led by the award-winning designer Isabelle Miaja from Singapore's only French design house MIAJA Design Group.


The Paris Metro System + Singapore's MRT System all in one.



One of the key highlights of the hotel is the chance to get a step closer to Karl Lagerfeld through La Bibliotek: a literary haven specially curated by Karl Lagerfeld with books personally chosen by the legendary fashion master himself.
Fashionistas & book lovers will be able to purchase these books exclusively from the hotel before any other book retailer in Singapore.


The Bookube, a cast from white Corian® which is an exclusive bookend created by Karl Lagerfeld bearing "The Lion's Seal" emblem with a quote "Reading is a sport. Books are my personal brain building." are also available for sale for both in house guests as well as from the online store.


So Lofty Room

Sporting a total of 134 guest-rooms inclusive of 9 spectacular suites, it is indeed absolute comfortability meets European splendour with state-of-the-art 21st century modernity.
The rooms go beyond a savvy traveller's expectation for a chic & fashionable stay, think along the line of using Apple IPad Mini to operate the curtains & the light switches, an IPhone 5 to dial for room services & a well-stocked standing bar with illy coffee machine.








The bathroom is simply divine with a spacious bath-tub with pockets of space perhaps to place a bottle of bubbly champagne & a plate of chocolate-coated strawberries, a separate shower & lavatory room, his & hers wash basin and fully stocked amenities.








So Studio Room


The must-do: 
Indulge in cozy dining at the Xperience Restaurant & Bar, a gastrobar serving an interactive culinary experience (you get to choose the size of your food portion!) featuring the hotel's resident chef Ms Anne-Cecile Degenne & global celebrity guest chefs with brand new exquisite menu every 2 months. 



Do order the signature #35 cocktail (derived from the address of the hotel) concocted by the talented mixologists from the bar.




Lounge by the roof-top golden-tiled pool with a picturesque city skyline.
For the ladies, gather for Ladies Night on Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm with a complimentary welcome glass of premium Ruinart Champagne.


Weekends Special @So
Stay in any of the luxury design rooms with rates starting from SGD599++ for 2pax, includes Champagne Brunch for 2 on Saturday, all day breakfast on Sunday with 2 glasses of champagne.

For more information, visit here or call (65)6701 6800 to enquire.
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