The Sofitel Story

In 1964, Sofitel Luxury Hotels were created as the first French international hospitality brand, and today the Sofitel brand also encompasses the boutique MGallery by Sofitel, the historic Sofitel Legend and the fashionable SO Sofitel. Each member of the Sofitel family creates distinct opportunities for unforgettable experiences, always inspired by the essence of the locale, and creatively imagined through a sophisticated French lens. All Sofitel hotels share an authentic passion for the new French art de vivre and luxurious French hospitality: embracing and honoring local culture; showcasing the finest in gastronomy complemented by classic French techniques; a dedication to the art of wellness; and a never-ending appreciation for classic and contemporary design.

The Essence of Sofitel


Our Essence: Culture

Embracing the quintessential French art de vivre, Sofitel hotels pride themselves on celebrating their continental roots while honoring and showcasing the finest local customs and traditions, seamlessly combining the two to produce an exciting mix of rich cultural initiatives. From haute couture fashion shows to inventive art displays, stunning musical performances to iconic literary exhibits, Sofitel hotels blend local and international artistic expression to create magnifique cultural journeys designed to both delight and inform. Discover an impressive range of distinctive international hotels infused with new French elegance, allure and refinement.


Our Essence: Gastronomy

Sofitel’s team of accomplished and innovative chefs elegantly transform meals into inspiring journeys and exciting culinary art. By creatively applying French nouvelle cuisine approaches and methods to local cooking traditions, our chefs are able to create enticing fusion dining that is enriched and enhanced by each destination’s unique aromas, textures, flavors and secrets. Paying tribute to the dynamic world of taste, Sofitel chefs effortlessly bridge local epicurean delights with French culinary heritage. Indulge in classic French gastronomy complemented by impeccable service and an impressive collection of Old and new World vintages.


Our Essence: Design

Sofitel works with the very best architects, hotel designers and interior decorators to bring each Sofitel hotel’s personal story to life, reinventing the traditional French-style hotel through inspired artistic collaborations. From boutique hotels to design hotels, heritage locations to unique collections, Sofitel showcases contemporary and creative hotel design, elegantly combined with a classic French aesthetic and the sophistication of each local culture. Whether in the heart of a pulsating metropolis, next to luxury shopping opportunities and intriguing museums, or on a pristine, white sand beach, each Sofitel affords unique interiors subtly blended with local décor.


Our Essence: Wellness

Dedicated to the art of wellness, Sofitel hotels afford a wealth of opportunities for relaxation, rejuvenation, health and well-being. Discover a magnificent collection of pampering beauty treatments and soothing therapies at So SPA, or re-energize at So FIT with a range of personalized exercise programs and a range of cutting-edge gym equipment. Complementing So FIT and So SPA, Sofitel’s De-Light menu is designed for healthy, holistic lifestyles, and offers a wholesome approach to light gastronomy that focuses on eliminating processed food, controlling portion size and using fresh local ingredients cooked with innovative techniques. Visit Sofitel So SPA ( for the full Sofitel wellness experience.


So boutique

Exclusively designed for Sofitel hotels, MyBed™ provides made-to-perfection plush comfort and support that transforms every night into a truly magnificent sleeping experience. Sofitel MyBed™ combines a perfectly balanced Multispires® mattress and plush featherbed with a fluffy, downy duvet, elegant sheets and an extensive menu of soft pillows to create a night of sleep like no other. Wrap yourself up in luxuriously soft bed and bath linens, or embellish your home with sophisticated furnishings by world-renowned designers. Visit So Boutique to bring home the luxury of Sofitel.

Planet 21


Dedicated to sustainability, continuous eco-hotel development and environmental standard ISO 14001, Sofitel hotels and resorts have made 21 commitments to eco-friendly endeavors under brand-wide initiative, Planet 21. These commitments fall underneath 7 key pillars: health, nature, carbon, innovation, local, employment and dialogue, and directly relate to objectives set across 92 countries. Commitments to public health and the natural environment are met by ensuring healthy interiors promoting responsible eating and preventing diseases, whereas commitments to a smaller carbon footprint include reducing energy use, reducing CO₂ emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy.

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Career at Sofitel

Inspired by hospitality excellence and a flawless, personalized service, Sofitel staff members are Ambassadors of the French art de vivre, and will do everything in their power to make sure your stay is truly magnifique. Offering highly customized service, our Ambassadors are able to provide Sofitel guests with the rare feeling of being relaxed and comfortable at home while experiencing the luxury of being somewhere completely new. If you are interested in a career with Sofitel, please visit our Careers page for a full range of available hotel jobs.

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