Industry Update
Press Release23 February 2012

Sofitel Debuts First Hotel in India

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Blending French elegance with Indian culture, Sofitel Luxury Hotels announces the opening of its first hotel in India, Sofitel Mumbai BKC. The landmark hotel is located in the heart of Mumbai's business district within the Bandra Kurla Complex, serving as a new luxurious haven for business and leisure travelers alike.

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Designed by renowned Franco-Spanish designer Isabelle Miaja, Sofitel Mumbai BKC features 302 rooms, including 31 luxury suites. When designing the hotel, Miaja drew upon references from Indian art, including temples, sculptures, and emblematic monuments, while adding a contemporary flair. Together, the architecture and design have created one of the city's most modern projects.

The property boasts impressive culinary offerings with six restaurants and bars. Guests can dine on traditional North Indian cuisine at Jyran or enjoy Parisian chocolates or artisanal meats and cheeses at L'Artisan – Epicerie, Patisserie, Chocolaterie. For those desiring a more contemporary atmosphere, the ultramodern Bar Diamantaire features a spacious lounge and India's first wine tower.

A full service property, Sofitel Mumbai BKC offers So SPA and So FIT for active guests. The state-of-the art designer fitness and health facilities include an open-air swimming pool. In addition, the hotel has nine meeting rooms, including a ballroom, ideal for both conferences and events.

Following the brand's successful three year repositioning, the opening of Sofitel Mumbai BKC demonstrates the company's commitment to strategically expanding its presence in cities around the world. Sofitel plans additional locations throughout India in the coming years.

Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance

Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today's more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French "art de vivre". Y
ou can discover Sofitel at
www.sofitel.com

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