Sofitel Adelaide Unveils Divine Inspiration
Scheduled for September 2021 – 251 Rooms
The much-anticipated opening of Sofitel Adelaide in September will mark the luxury brand's debut in South Australia. It's also the first internationally recognised five-star hotel to be built in Adelaide in 30 years.
Located in the heart of Adelaide on Currie Street, the design of Adelaide's new $150 million flagship Sofitel hotel was led by Adelaide-raised Carl Almeida from P49 DEESIGN - an award-winning global interior design practice specialising in hotels and resorts, including the interior design of Accor's iconic SO/ Melbourne, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (Vietnam), Raffles Udaipur (India), and Fairmont Mumbai (India).
From the moment guests arrive at Sofitel Adelaide, they will be greeted by a sense of light and flow, of old and new, of secular and sacred. An original piece by Australian fine-art photographer, Alexia Sinclair, titled Field of Dreams forms the centrepiece of the hotel lobby and segments of this historic French-inspired artwork will appear on lightboxes to illuminate the entire porte cochere ceiling, acting as a bewitching teaser of what's inside. A striking flowing red wine-inspired chandelier also draws guests into the lobby, which leads them to an exquisite lounge bar.
Modern manifestations of churches will feature prominently throughout the hotel, weaving in influences from cathedrals in both Adelaide and France by merging their floor patterns to create the signature floor design used throughout the hotel.
Sofitel Adelaide's 251 luxurious guestrooms and suites feature sumptuous, residential-style interiors which are French colonial style adapted to a modern contemporary aesthetic - a subtle reference to the history and character of Adelaide. This old world detailing mixed with new world styling creates a playful design twist.
Stunning fully open concept bathrooms with luxurious vanities and free standing bathtubs maximise a sense of space in many of the guestrooms and all showers feature an iconic mosaic design inspired by the stained glass windows of prominent Adelaide cathedrals.
Sofitel Adelaide is part of a 32-story mixed-use tower by Palumbo Group, which in addition to being a hotel, will also house one of the tallest residential developments in South Australia. The glass-walled building is set to become a glittering addition to the skyline, especially at night.
Of the 32 stories, the first 24 will be dedicated to the hotel and its leisure and business facilities, which will include a French-inspired restaurant, two bars, swimming pool, SoFIT health and fitness centre, meeting and private dining rooms and a Sofitel Club Lounge.
In line with Sofitel's ethos, Sofitel Adelaide promises to deliver an array of 'magnifique' experiences, embracing local culture and encouraging guests to 'Live the French Way' by enjoying the best in gastronomy and wellbeing.