Accor’s Sofitel Brand Enters Abu Dhabi

Sofitel, Accor’s luxury brand, has arrived in Abu Dhabi with the opening of the new Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. Part of the new Capital Plaza development, the 282-room hotel is ideally located in the heart of the UAE capital and a stone’s throw away from the seafront. Featuring a contemporary architectural style, the hotel’s decor showcases modern art reflective of the brand’s French heritage. An authorized and certified painting from artist Pierre Soulages adorns the lobby, while lithographs from Jean Cocteau and sculptures inspired by Brancusi are also displayed.


In the guestrooms and suites, the designers utilize soothing colours and technology to create an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. Sofitel’s exclusive MyBed concept, together with furniture influenced by French painter and sculptor Buren, ensure top quality finishes, while a spacious bathroom, interactive television with Bose Wave entertainment system, complimentary high-speed internet access, workdesk, minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities provide the necessary amenities to work or play. Guests of the Club Sofitel accommodations will also enjoy complimentary access to the hotel’s Club Millesime lounge, located on the top floors and presenting breathtaking views of the Corniche.


For dining, 3 themed restaurants bring flavours from around the world to the hotel. The Corniche all-day dining restaurant is where French and Arabic cuisines meet, with 3 live cooking stations and a bakery-pastry counter offering exquisite breads, pastries and sweets. La Mer Seafood’s fine dining environment complements the fresh ocean catch and French cooking style for a epicurean dining experience, while the best of Thai cooking is available at Silk & Spice. Le Cafe’s coffee and tea blends are perfect for spending lazy afternoons, with the Jazz’N Fizz Bar’s cellar and cigar collection awaiting guests as the sun goes down. Alternatively, shishas and mint tea can be enjoyed at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche’s pool bar, Chill’O, where the atmosphere is worthy of that described in “One Thousand and One Nights”.


10 conference and meeting rooms spread across 2,600 square meters support Abu Dhabi’s ambitions to become the leading events destination in the Middle East, accommodating up to 750 guests in its biggest venue. Leisure travellers will enjoy the brand’s So Spa and So Fit concepts, making their debut in the region, together with a swimming pool and whirlpool on the terrace of the hotel.


Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche joins the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach in the UAE. Across the Middle East and Central Asia, the brand also operates properties in Al Khobar, Ashgabat, Beirut and Manama, where the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa was the first hotel in the region to offer thalassotherapy treatments.


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