Hotel Exterior along Robinson Road
Karl Lagerfeld Emblem and Quote
Last weekend have been an amazing weekend getting amazing insights on the brand new luxury boutique hotel, So Singapore by Sofitel. An elaborated fusion of French luxury with Singapore’s cultural heritage that marks the arrival of a new era in luxury boutique hotel style. With stylish design credentials – interior design by Miaja Design Group led by French interior designer, Isabelle Miaja and the chic touches courtesy of the hotel’s signature designer, Karl Lagerfeld (Head designer and creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own label). Sofitel SO Singapore definitely features the best of the East and the West.
Meal on a Bed Xperience Restaurant
La Bibliotek by Karl Lagerfeld
35 Robinson Road, an address of prestige, located in the heart of Singapore, Sofitel SO Singapore have got the privilege to build their hotel empire on a landmark heritage building with almost 100 years of history. The hotel features two main wings, the SO Hip and SO Heritage which houses all the guestrooms and suites. And under all this is a very cozy lobby that includes a Xperience Bar and Xperience Restaurant and hidden in a little corner of the lobby is an exclusive area that features Karl Lagerfeld books. Named the La Bibliotek, it is a literary hideaway curated by Karl himself. Another feature that runs throughout the entire hotel is the Emblem. Inspired by the age-old story of the discovery of the Lion City by a Sumatran prince – which marked a new chapter in the evolution and growth of the island-country. Karl Lagerfeld’s Emblem, “The Lion Seal” definitely commemorates the birth of the Lion City and 14th century folklore that accompanies it. And trust me, when you get Karl Lagerfeld and Isabelle Miaja to collaborate, nothing is ever compromised and every detail is accounted for.
Ipad Mini control
The Stunning facade features impressive symmetrical columns and large balconies overlooking the central business district. Featuring 134 guestrooms including 9 posh suites, all equipped with cutting edge technology. Sofitel So Singapore is also a place where the old meets the new. The technology offered and mainly used in the hotel are by Apple. An Ipad Mini to control the individual room lighting, air conditioning and an Iphone as the guestroom phones. It even features a Mac Mini so you can always ‘airplay’ your media on the big screen TV.
The three meter high ceilings and bespoke dome light boxes inspired by European ‘coupoles’ invite guests to dream while in the comforts of the customized Sofitel MyBed. Whats more is that the suites offers exclusive balconies for an enhanced experience of intense living in the city. Tired of traveling around? Sink into one of their extra large bed tubs and it guarantees to pamper you and make your entire stay memorable. And if you think you need some beverage to come along you soak. Each guestrooms also features an entire ‘hidden’ bar. Doing away with the mini bar concept, it is complete with wine glasses, shot glass, whiskey glass, Local Kopi or English coffee, Tea, Espresso machine, Water boiler, Mini fridge, Local and popular snacks, wine and even Emergency bags in case you need to get romantic or perhaps you need a recovery from a bad bad hangover. All that will definitely blow you away.
And last but not least, what is a hotel without a gym that provides pleasurable adrenaline rushes to the sound of custom playlist available on personal Ipods. With features like a rock-climbing wall, personal trainers and latest cardio and strength equipment, it is definitely a well equipped private gym. And to top it all off, Sofitel SO Singapore have a roof top bar fitted with gold tiled swimming pool overlooking the picturesque central business district area.
DJ at Xperience Restaurant
Sofitel So Singapore is one place to visit to experience the ultimate fusion of Parisan luxury and local essence. You got to visit it and experience it yourself after the grand opening some time in August of I am not mistaken. They won’t disappoint.
and event a scent specifically made for the hotel
All photos by me, Information courtesy of Margaux Verdier and Special thanks to ZY. À votre santé!