Sofitel makes its Abu Dhabi debut
Luxury brand Sofitel has been expanding its presence in the Middle East with several new openings in recent years. Among them, located at the eastern tip of Abu Dhabi’s Corniche Road, is the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Part of the Capital Plaza Complex, the hotel is easily accessible to Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island, where Le Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be located when thy open doors.
The hotel which opened in March 2012, offers guests 282 sea-view rooms including 48 suites, 57 Club Rooms, four Imperial Suites and one Royal Suite. The rooms and suites take inspiration from the bold, dark colours of French artist Pierre Soulages and come fitted with Sofitel’s exclusive MyBed concept and boast the latest technology. The extensive integrated bathrooms enhance a sense of “salle de bien”, flooded with natural daylight, with spacious rain showers and in-bathroom mirror TVs in the suites.
Dining options include the Corniche All Day Dining, where French and Arabic culinary tastes and flavours meet. Contemporary Thai cuisine is presented at Silk & Spice and Seafood dining is available at La Mer. For a lighter fare, Le Café Lobby Lounge is the perfect place for a quick meeting. The Jazz n’Fizz bar is the place for after-work drinks and aperitifs and Chill’O pool bar and terrace is the ideal spot to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s dramatic sunsets.
The Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche is the first property within the GCC to host Sofitel’s signature So Spa and will be accompanied by Sofitel’s So Fit concept. A swimming pool and whirlpool on the terrace of the hotel complements the offering.
The Spa offers four single treatment rooms and one double private spa suite. Each male and female area features its own separate hammams, scrub room and Jacuzzi. Signature treatments include the: So Rejuvenating Facial Treatment: a luxurious blend of products combines harmoniously with the latest French skincare techniques to help restore a youthful complexion and So Exhilarating Body Massage: A euphoric and soothing body massage, using signature techniques that shape and tone the body. So Spa has chosen Carita, Cinq Mondes and Shiffa as their natural product partners.
The Sofitel So Fit concept offers guests the most advanced fitness and wellness equipment with Technogym fitness machines, cutting-edge technology and design, steam room and dry sauna. Guests can enjoy a full workout under the guidance of a highly qualified personal trainer, or just re-charge their batteries in a luxurious surrounding.
The hotel is also the ideal choice for Meeting planners with 10 conference and meeting rooms and the Crystal Ballroom amassing nearly 2,600 sq m of conference facilities. Sofitel’s InspiredMeetings Planner is an exceptional way to manage clients’ conferencing needs.