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Discerning travelers who expect beauty, quality, and excellence in their stays should look to Sofitel Hotels & Resorts. Promising contemporary accommodation, each address is distinctive, with its own personalized service, stylish interiors, and inspired gastronomy. Across Southeast Asia, Sofitel offers a touch of the exotic in exquisite locations that deliver gracious hospitality and glamor with a regional twist.
Sofitel Luang Prabang reflects the timeless appeal of its tranquil destination. Situated in the UNESCO- listed Old Town, this century- old former governor’s mansion complete with fortified walls and watchtowers has been restored and given new life as a luxury hotel. The 25 suites are shrines of old- world grandeur with towering ceilings, hand- carved poster bed frames, and exquisite Lao artefacts, alongside their own private gardens with an oversized bathtub or pool. At Governor’s Grill steakhouse restaurant, traditional Lao cuisine and delicious Western fare are served in a safari tent overlooking the botanical garden. A landmark of the Vietnamese capital since 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has long been a preferred meeting place for playwrights, ambassadors, and heads of state. Its rich character and romantic charm are apparent in the 364 rooms, divided between the historic Metropole Wing – which once hosted famous guests and visitors like Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, and Somerset Maugham – and the more contemporary Opera Wing. Dining is another highlight, thanks to Le Beaulieau’s extravagant Sunday brunch with live violin performances and the Vietnamese specialties at Spices Garden.
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Sofitel Saigon Plaza has 186 rooms and suites blending modern design with a classic- chic appearance, plus a rooftop swimming pool that affords panoramic views of the surrounding cityscape. Downstairs, L’Olivier serves up traditional French and fusion dishes, whereas Boudoir Lounge is the place for cocktails and Parisian- style afternoon tea. Don’t miss Mezz, a bright, high- ceilinged buffet restaurant with a mouth- watering variety of international dishes and Asian specialties alongside imported products from France. Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra is a top choice for travelers in the Cambodian capital. Rooms and suites here have been designed with hardwood floors and colonial-influenced aesthetics, and guests can work up an appetite at Phokeetra Sports Club’s state- of- the- art gym, squash and tennis courts, and pool, then indulge in an array of sublime dining experiences. La Coupole prides itself on tantalizing international buffets and Champagne brunches, while the specialty restaurants are ideal for Japanese, Chinese, and Italian delights.
A sanctuary of colonial elegance, Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf &
Spa Resort is set in lush gardens surrounding a swimming pool just a few minutes’ drive from the temples of Angkor. Serene guest rooms reflect French sophistication, while SoSPA by L’Occitane offers classic Khmer massages, herbal body scrubs, and Ayurvedic oil treatments in private suites. Gourmands will delight in moonlit meals at Royal Court, the flavors of Asia and Europe at The Citadel, and refined French fare in Mouhout’s Dream. Phokeethra Country Club, Cambodia’s first championship golf course, boasts immaculate fairways built around the 11th- century Roluh Bridge. Over in Myanmar, Sofitel Inle Lake
Myat Min Hotel is nestled between the rice fields and floating gardens of the country’s most picturesque lake. Authentic local style meets the latest technology and modern designs in the 101 suites, while communal facilities include two restaurants dishing up innovative cuisine, two bars, a fitness and wellness center, plus an infinity pool with unforgettable views of Inle Lake. And with private boat excursions allowing guests to explore their scenic surroundings, the property is ideal for couples seeking a romantic yet adventurous holiday.
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ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIA, SOFITEL OFFERS A TOUCH OF THE EXOTIC IN EXQUISITE LOCATIONS THAT DELIVER GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY AND GLAMOR WITH A REGIONAL TWIST.
Clockwise from this photo: Mezz restaurant at Sofitel Saigon Plaza; Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s Graham Greene suite; poolside drinks at Sofitel Luang Prabang; a Junior suite at the newly opened Sofitel on Myanmar’s Inle Lake; a chef at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra.