Sofitel Singapore City Centre opens as AccorHotels' 800th hotel in Asia Pacific

AccorHotels is slated to open the Sofitel Singapore City Centre in October. The 223-guestroom hotel, designed to reflect Singapore's cultural heritage with French flair, will be the group's 800th property in the Asia Pacific region.The property will also be AccorHotels' 13th hotel in Singapore, and will be shortly followed by a combined 782-guestroom Novotel and Mercure complex that will open on Stevens Road. These openings will make AccorHotels the largest hotel operator in Singapore.

The entryway of the Sofitel Singapore City Centre is dominated by the Singapour Je T'aime, a nine-meter chandelier designed by Lasvit. This art installation of glass leaves that whirl through the lobby comprises 700 hand-blown glass crystals.

The property will have a collection of custom-made furniture and artworks, including designer uniforms accentuated with floral prints, evoking the botanic theme that will run throughout the hotel.

The hotel's interiors juxtapose rose gold accents with botanical motifs, inspired by the geometry of a traditional jardin à la française and the green spaces of Singapore, also known as the Garden City.

For dining, Sofitel Singapore City Centre will have several outlets, including the Racines and the 1864 bar.

For events, the property will have 20,000 square feet of meeting spaces across 10 flexible venues, including the 600 square meter (6,458 square foot) Wallich Ballroom, named after Nathaniel Wallich, the founding father of the Singapore Botanical Gardens.

Other amenities will include a SoFit gym, as well as a SoSpa.

Upcoming flagship hotel soon to open in Asia Pacific will be the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.