March 30, 2017

Sofitel Opens In the Heart of Shanghai’s New CBD



Experience French luxury and fine cuisine in one of the world’s most exciting cities




Sofitel, the luxury hotel brand of AccorHotels announces the opening of Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao, the 21st Sofitel brand hotel in Greater China.

Located in the heart of the new Hongqiao hub, the hotel is close to the National Exhibition & Convention Centre (NECC), and a five minute drive to Hongqiao train station.


“Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao is a Parisian inspired inner city oasis located in the heart of the Hongqiao CBD. As the city’s third Sofitel brand hotel, it epitomizes Shanghai’s elegance with its Anchorclassic Parisian architecture,” said Michel Molliet, the Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Greater China.


“The opening of Sofitel Shanghai Hongqiao reflects and reinforces the steady growth of our luxury brand in Greater China, and it strengthens our competitiveness in this cosmopolitan city that has long been known as ‘the Paris of the East’.”


Featuring 354 opulent guest rooms and suites with the signature Sofitel MyBedTM, the hotel’s décor is adorn with warm hues and French style furnishings complemented by the latest technology to ensure a magnifique stay.


Dining options include three restaurants: Kwee Zeen features a range of international cuisine; Le Chinois is notable for fine Cantonese fare; Takara, serving modern Japanese food, is inspired by the first Japanese restaurant that opened in Paris in 1958. The chic Spanish tapas and wine bar, Ocho, and Le Bar provide a casual and relaxing ambience. Leisure facilities include a 25 metre indoor infinity pool with outdoor terrace, a spa and a So FIT gym, offering personal training classes.



For weddings, meetings and events, the hotel’s Parisian inspired grand ballroom and seven meeting spaces total 2,000 square metres, complete with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and can accommodate up to 1,100 guests. 


Sofitel, AccorHotels’ authentic luxury brand, blends local culture and French art de vivre to create magnificent moments for international travellers seeking a uniquely elegant experience.



Guests staying at one of Sofitel’s 120 addresses will enjoy design, culture, gastronomy and wellness. All over the world, Sofitel promises travelers looking for contemporary accommodation, a skillful blend of local culture and French art de vivre. Each address is distinctive, with its own “cousu-main” service, stylish interior, and inspired and creative gastronomy. The brand’s hotels are located in large cities like Paris, London, Berlin, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore and Shanghai, or set against wonderful landscapes in destinations like Morocco, Egypt, Thailand and even French Polynesia. 


AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

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