Accor Hotels has opened a new Sofitel-branded property in Foshan, China – about an hour’s drive from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
A joint venture with Guangdong-based Louvre Furnishings Group, the hotel is being billed as China’s first “furniture experience hotel”, where guests can purchase key pieces they fall in love with during their stay.
The hotel is located in Lecong, regarded as the furniture capital of China, and is connected to the 200,000 sqm Louvre International Furniture Exhibition Centre.
The interior design by Hong Kong-based CCD blends the best of Lingnan’s rich culture with iconic French monuments and art.
The 62-storey building offers 325 guestrooms (from the 45 sqm Superior Room to the 550 sqm Imperial Suite) decorated in four themes – modern, post-modern, neo-Chinese and classic French.
An in-house furniture gallery display on levels 9 and 10 showcase special art pieces and designer furniture, which guests can buy or use as inspiration to request tailor-made furniture from the hotel.
There are two dining outlets in the hotel. Allegria is a Tuscan-inspired Italian restaurant serving homemade antipasti, pasta, pizza and artisan cheese. Kwee Zeen is an all-day dining restaurant, providing regional and international dishes with four live cooking stations.
The hotel also houses three bars, including the city’s first Sky Bar on level 60, with an outdoor terrace boasting views over the city. Wine aficionados can head to Noble Bar, while there is also Le Bar the lobby lounge.
The 3,000 sqm event spaces include a grand ballroom, six meeting rooms and an outdoor terrace.
Fitness facilities feature an indoor swimming pool and 24-hour gym.
The hotel’s So Spa has paired with L’occitane to offer the latest French cosmetology and Chinese traditions.