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Published on : Monday, January 4, 2016
Sofitel, the luxury hotel brand of AccorHotels has announced the opening of Sofitel Kunming, the latest addition to its portfolio in Greater China. The 400-room hotel is the only international luxury hotel in Kunming city centre, a dynamic emerging city that serves as a gateway between South East Asia and Yunnan province’s picturesque and culturally diverse destinations that includes Dali, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna and Shangri-La.
Located in the Central Business District of Kunming, the hotel which occupies the 27th to 52nd floor of a tower, offers travellers a unique hospitality experience that incorporates French elegance and art de vivre combined with distinctive elements of Yunnan’s colourful ethnic cultures and traditions.
“The opening of Sofitel Kunming marks a period of swift expansion in China for AccorHotels, as we continue to strengthen our commitment to bringing world-renowned, exquisite French hospitality to discerning Chinese travellers,” said Paul Richardson, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Greater China. “Set to become the luxury benchmark in the gateway city of Kunming, the hotel is an ideal choice for travellers who enjoy world-class hospitality with an authentic French experience.”
Sofitel Kunming is located within the precinct of various popular tourist attraction sites such as Nanping Walking Street, East and West Pagodas, Green Lake, Dianchi Lake and shopping district. The hotel is also easily accessible to both Kunming International Convention & Exhibition Centre and New Kunming Dianchi International Convention & Exhibition Centre and it is a 35-minute drive from Kunming Changshui International Airport.
The 400 guest rooms including 42 suites offer guests unrivalled views of the city skyline and the rooms are furnished with the Sofitel MyBedTM, an exclusive bedding concept that provides guests a restorative sleep throughout the night, wireless audio system, large-screen TV, and WiFi access. The rooms feature unique designs inspired by a beautiful peacock which symbolises Yunnan’s Dai minority, and handcrafted leather wall coverings that conjure a chic Parisian apartment in the centre of Kunming.
The hotel is also home to three restaurants and two bars. Le Chinois Chinese Restaurant serves authentic Yunnan, Cantonese and Sichuan dishes. Featuring a 360 degree view of the city skyline, Kwee Zeen showcases a selection of Chinese, international and French favourites with live cooking stations.
Lan Pan Asian Restaurant offers guests authentic South East Asian cuisines, as well as Japanese robata grill. Located on the 50th floor is the hip Parisian style lounge, Voyage Bar, offering spectacular views of the city skylines in the evening or simply relish over a cup of freshly brewed coffee or exquisite cocktail concoction and fine Valrhona chocolate cake at the Lobby Bar.
From corporate events, gala dinners, wedding celebrations to meetings, the hotel boasts a state-of-the-art pillar-less grand ballroom, which can accommodate up to 800 guests and eight meeting rooms. Its unique outdoor garden and rooftop venue on the 52nd floor offer breath-taking mountain views and surrounding lakes making it ideal for distinct cocktail events, soirées and fashion shows, and perfect for couples seeking to tie the knot in an open and romantic setting with a trellised garden.