ÉVRY, FRANCE Three new Sofitel Luxury Hotels properties are opening this week: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, Sofitel So Mauritius and Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra.
The 182-key Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is considered the brand’s flagship in Europe. The first Sofitel in Austria, the 18-story Danube Canal-facing property features design by Jean Nouvel in a sleek, 21st century style. Elegant façades feature different monochrome palettes, attempting to create abstract art for the Vienna skyline. The hotel includes a rooftop restaurant by 3-Michelin-starred French Chef Antoine Westermann.
The 92-key Sofitel So Mauritius opens today. Designed by Thai architect Lek Bunnag and fashion designer Kenzo Takada, the resort is a decidedly contemporary complex surrounded by nature. Located on 35 acres of beachfront, the resort offers freestanding suites and villas at ground level, featuring private gardens and outdoor ponds or pools and patios with outdoor showers.
The 201-key Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia, is set to debut Saturday on the banks of the Bassac River, near the business and embassy district. With the essence of a Khmer palace, the hotel offers exceptional services not available elsewhere in Cambodia, with the ambition of becoming the country’s magnet for business meetings and retreats. Its international-class conference center is a first for the country, offering 19,375 sq. ft. of meeting space, and its ballroom is the largest ever built in the country’s capital. The hotel also features four restaurants, a sports complex and clubhouse, tennis and squash, two pools and extensive lawns and gardens. In wellness amenities, the hotel will open the first So Spa in Cambodia, offering options that blend traditional Khmer treatments with innovative French-style spa care.