Sofitel Brisbane is French through and through from the welcoming bonjour at valet parking to the Lanvin amenities in the bathrooms and the French design titles on the bookshelves.
This little piece of French chic offers a distinct 5 star experience in Brisbane. It is sophisticated with conscientious staff who guarantee a stay that is not only comfortable but rejuvenating. Every night candles are lit in all Sofitel lobbies around the world – adding even more sophistication.
The ‘oh so French’ hotel brand is celebrating it’s 50th birthday throughout 120 properties in 40 countries around the world.
The Sofitel ethos is based on three pillars – Design, Gastronomy & Culture. Sofitel Brisbane delivers on all three.
Recent refurbishments to the hotel have endowed an understated elegance. The design of the rooms and suites are more ‘urban boutique’ than ‘5-star city corporate’. Suites combine silk, metallic and velvet in either mint and silver or steel and mulberry palettes. Our velvet chaise is suitably glam in soft silver and a feature wall is a deep tone of plum.
Bathrooms feature lots of natural light and a great supporting performance from large make-up mirrors. Marble vanities, deep soaking tubs and Lanvin products ensure this is a bathroom you will want to move into permanently.
MyBed is the luxurious bedding and bathrobes created exclusively for Sofitel. The beds are somehow soft and firm at the same time – enveloping you in comfort and high thread count cotton softness.
Evening views over Anzac Square and the city are suitably dramatic from Club Sofitel on the 30th floor. Club Sofitel is a little like a hotel within a hotel: It is really worth spending a little extra to enjoy all the Club Sofitel rooms and suites have to offer including delicious complimentary evening canapés and drinks and a buffet breakfast second to none in the Sunshine State.
Gastronomy is covered with the one-hatted Privé 249, the more casual Thyme2 and the canapés and breakfasts in Club Sofitel. Chef de Cuisine Josh Okorn has developed a clever menu of French inspired Australian cuisine in Privé 249 that fits the bill for a romantic dinner for 2 or a group celebration.
The Sofitel brand has always paid culture its due. Photography, exhibitions and art installations have all been a focus for Sofitel’s properties. ‘Iconic Paris, Photographs by John Rendell,’ has been touring the brand’s hotel lobby galleries and is currently on show at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth until 5 October 2014.
Sofitel Brisbane is one of Brisbane’s most conveniently located hotels – just 3 minutes to luxury boutiques and Brisbane’s best restaurants and bars. Located above Central Station it is perfectly positioned to catch the airport train.
Sofitel Brisbane like many city hotels caters to both corporates and leisure guests. But here it is done here without any obvious line in the sand; service is seamless and staff always ultra-professional yet still friendly. Yes, as the Sofitel motto goes, ‘Life is Magnifique’!