Sofitel Luxury Hotels has opened of its first address in Guangzhou (formerly Canton, in southern China) with the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich. The launch has now increased the Sofitel Luxury Hotels network to a total of 20 addresses in China.

Ideally located in the heart of Tianhe, Guangzhou's most dynamic financial and business district, the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich is less than one kilometre from the emblematic skyscraper CITIC Plaza and a few minutes from the East Railway Station, a veritable hub that connects Guangzhou to Dongguan, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

"Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich is going to breathe a little of the unique French culture into Guangzhou. The goal of this address is to become the meeting place for the city's cultural events and especially through all forms of Art," said Robert Gaymer-Jones, CEO Sofitel Worldwide.

The hotel offers 493 rooms and suites, whose decor elegantly blends contemporary Asian design and Parisian chic. All rooms overhang the characteristic skyline of the Tianhe district. Everyone is pampered right into their dreams in the exclusive softness of the MyBed™ bedding signed Sofitel.

Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich features five bars and restaurants, including the fine dining-restaurant "Robata Grill & Bar", which combines a classy steakhouse with modern Japanese Izakaya. Robata also features an authentic Robatayaki -  a sushi bar with en extensive elegant walk-through wine cellar. Additionally, "Le Chinois" restaurant highlights famous Cantonese gastronomy and "8 Faubourg" reproduces around an elegant bar the d├ęcor typical of a Parisian apartment. The "Mar-Tea-Ni" lounge bar provides fine French pastries accompanied by rare teas suggested by a Tea sommelier, and is a perfect example of how Sofitel strives to create a link between French culture and Chinese culture – a key value of the brand.

The Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich has 17 meeting rooms that can be adapted and personalized as well as a 900 sq.m. conference room offering the best of multimedia technology and equipment. The InspiredMeetings Planner, a personalised service for unique, inspired and inspiring meetings, is available to  tailor-make project while creating memorable experiences for the participants.

The hotel is the first Sofitel in Asia to offer Sofitel Luxury Hotel's own So SPA branded day spa, which uses L'Occitane products from France. So Spa's serene environment has an original signature scent, and uses exclusive rituals employed by highly qualified personnel to help create a sense of total well being. 

So Spa complements the hotel's fitness area, So FIT, which offers fitness and well-being equipment at the leading edge of technology and design in addition to a stunning indoor pool with a sub-aquatic music broadcaster.

Guangzhou is the capital of southern China and has a rich history and cultural heritage. It also hosts one of the world's largest commercial trade shows: The Canton Fair. If its gastronomy is famous around the world, Guangzhou is also known for the Pearl River landscapes and the luxurious Bai Yun mountain.

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