Sofitel Unveils Second So Property With Opening of New Bangkok Hotel

Mar 01, 2012, 11:18 ET from Sofitel Luxury Hotels

PARIS, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sofitel Luxury Hotels is pleased to announce the opening of Sofitel So Bangkok, the second property to open under the Sofitel So label. The beautifully designed hotel overlooks Lumpini Park and is conveniently located in the center of both leisure and business districts.

Thai award-winning architect, Smith Obayawat, and five well-known Thai interior designers teamed up with Monsieur Christian Lacroix, the celebrated French fashion designer to create a hotel inspired by five elements. The hotel's 238 rooms and suites, each equipped with an Apple® Mac mini, reflect the elements of Water, Earth, Wood, or Metal. Each element is assigned to a selection of rooms resulting in four distinctly different experiences for guests. The fifth element, Fire, is incorporated throughout the restaurant and dining areas of the property.

The new hotel boasts two restaurants, two bars and a special chocolate boutique. Red Oven is reminiscent of traditional market-style fare with a contemporary twist. Park Society Restaurant & Bar, on the hotel's rooftop, features stunning views of the city and is complemented by an exclusive area, HI SO, featuring private cabanas. The hotel's Chocolab gives guests and hotel visitors a chance to taste or take home hand-made chocolates and fresh candies.

A full service property, Sofitel So Bangkok offers So FIT, an infinity swimming pool overlooking the city, and So SPA, which resembles a mythological forest. Additionally, four meeting rooms and a ballroom are available for meetings and events.

To celebrate the opening, Sofitel So Bangkok's "80 Dollars, 80 Days" deal offers guests an $80 credit per room, per night for the first 80 days. The credit, to be spent during the stay at the hotel, can be used at any of the restaurants, bars or So SPA, or can be applied to room upgrades.

In addition to So Bangkok, Sofitel will soon celebrate the opening of Sofitel Sukhumvit. The company's current Bangkok hotel, Sofitel Bangkok Silom, will be rebranded as a Pullman property in April. The openings of Sofitel So Bangkok and Sofitel Sukhumvit are clear reflections of the new luxury standards set by the brand during its recent repositioning.

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Created by Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Sofitel So personifies its designer boutique hotels vision, the latest addresses, resolutely contemporary. Blending design and pleasure, style and soul, each Sofitel So address aims to express the essence of the destination. A concept that combines Sofitel art de vivre and personal style entrusted to an international name from the world of fashion, the arts or design. Conceived as a story, each address is a new chapter. The book opens with Sofitel So Mauritius and the narrative continues with Sofitel So Bangkok, Sofitel So Mumbai…

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