PARIS, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the readers of Conde Nast
Traveler magazine, 10 out of 700 of the world's best hotels are Sofitels,
as named in the publication's annual "Gold List: World's Best 700 Hotels,
Resorts and Cruise Lines" issue. Sofitel, with more than 200 hotels
worldwide, is the prestige brand of Accor Hotel Group.
The list, released in the January 2007 issue of the publication, is the
result of 21,000 subscribers having completed the 2006 Readers' Choice
Survey, an in-depth look at the world's best properties for the rankings in
the magazine's November issue. To understand the ratings attributed to each
property, a team of editors at the magazine contacted readers to find out
what made a particular room, view or locale unique in its own right.
Sofitel hotels exude a unique sensibility, l'art de vivre a la
francaise (French art of living), which is embodied in the hotels' high
standards of service, alluring design, gourmet cuisine and thoughtful
amenities. This focus is strengthened by relationships with renowned French
personalities, including, architect Jean-Paul Viguier, interior designer
Pierre Yves Rochon and Michelin-starred chefs.
The Sofitels that made the list are:
Sofitel Palais Jamai, Fez, Morocco - The Suite Princiere, photographed
by Patrick Tourneboeuf, was featured on the cover of Conde Nast Traveler's
January 2007 issue.
Overlooking the Medina, the Palais Jamai is an UNESCO World Heritage
Site, originally built as a royal palace in the 19th century.
Sofitel Winter Palace, Luxor, Egypt
On the banks of the Nile, in the heart of a tropical garden, this
Victorian-style hotel, built in 1886, is next to the Temple of Luxor and an
ideal departure point for cruises of the Nile.
Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington, D.C.
Decorated in the Art Deco style, this swanky business hotel attracts
D.C.'s elite movers and shakers and is just steps from the White House.
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, Chicago
Recognized for its futuristic and award-winning prism-shaped design by
Jean-Paul Viguier, the hotel's Le Bar is a favorite hangout of Chicago's
Sofitel New York, New York
Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, on 44th street between Fifth
and Sixth avenues, close to the Broadway theater district, major corporate
headquarters and upscale shopping, the hotel is a favorite destination for
many leisure and business travelers.
Sofitel Montreal, Quebec, Canada
At the foot of Montreal's most famous landmark, Park Mont Royal, on
Sherbrooke Street, home to the city's best known art galleries and
boutiques, close to the historic center of Montreal and the train station.
Sofitel Buenos Aires, Argentina
A charming hotel hosed in a restored landmark Art Deco tower of the
1920's. Ideally located on Arroyo Street in the Retiro district, one of the
most elegant residential areas in the heart of Buenos Aires.
Asia, Australia and Pacific Nations
Sofitel Royal Angkor Golf & Spa Resort (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
Just five minutes from the ancient Angkor Wat Temple Complex, this
resort boasts a sumptuous spa offering traditional Khmer treatments.
Sofitel Metropole Hanoi (Hanoi, Vietnam)
The Grand Dame of Hanoi, the Metropole is the toast of the city. The
more than 100-year-old hotel is steeped in history and it is where Graham
Green wrote his famous novel The Quiet American.
The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Demeure Hotels (Amsterdam, The
This historic hotel, dating back to the 15th century, has served as a
convent and the site of the wedding of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the
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Sofitel: 200 premium hotels around the world
Because no one country or city is the same, Sofitel has made each of
its 200 hotels around the world a truly unique establishment. Combining the
spirit of each place with the values of modernity, refinement and absolute
comfort, they are all imbued in their inimitable way with the French "art
Whether their setting is a great business metropolis like Paris, New
York or Bangkok, or nestling in the landscape in Indonesia, Polynesia or
Brazil, each Sofitel hotel offers travelers a genuine haven of peace. So
that each guest, for an overnight stay or longer, during a business trip or
for a holiday, can enjoy the rich variety of these unique places in comfort
Accor, European leader in hotels and tourism, global leader in
corporate services, operates in nearly 100 countries with 160,000
employees. It offers to its individual and corporate clients nearly 40
years of expertise in its two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis,
Red Roof Inn, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands: over 4,000
hotels and 475,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically
related activities, such as Lenotre, ambassador of the gastronomy 'a la
- Services to corporate clients and public institutions: 21 million people
in 35 countries benefit from Accor Services products - meal and food
vouchers, people care, incentive and loyalty programs.
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