The much-anticipated Sofitel So Singapore has officially opened its doors in the heart of Singapore’s central business district. Set to change the face of Singapore’s hospitality scene, the hotel is housed within an iconic heritage building built in 1927. What makes Sofitel So Singapore extra special is perhaps the fact that Karl Lagerfeld himself, was commissioned to give the hotel his graphic touch. The Kaiser exclusively imagined and designed “The Lion’s Seal” emblem of the hotel, which commemorates the birth of ‘Singa Pura’, the Lion City. The emblem pays homage to the lion as a symbol of innate courage and dignity, values which underpin the ethos of Sofitel So Singapore.
“Singapore is an Asian powerhouse – the city of the future. Stories of its history and evolution have inspired me, especially the discovery of the island and the mystical lion it was named after. The lion has historically symbolised courageousness, elegance and leadership. The Emblem is a result of that combined inspiration.” said Lagerfeld.
Designed by Singapore’s only French design house, MIAJA Design Group, led by award-winning designer, Isabelle Miaja, Sofitel So Singapore offers 134 exquisitely designed rooms located within a So Hip wing and a So Heritage wing. Exciting features include a light-filled atrium that will welcome guests into a lobby with unique artworks and a captivating hexagonal light installation, called L’Hexagone, a plush ‘bed-table’ within the stunning restaurant and a glamorous golden-tiled rooftop pool with unsurpassed views of the urban city.
Dressed to impress and inspired by 19th century French decadence, every room at Sofitel So Singapore invites guests to dream with high ceilings and bespoke light boxes featuring images of palatial glass domes inspired by the traditional architecture of Europe and modern constructions in Singapore. With the modern traveler in mind, Sofitel So Singapore is equipped with the world’s first completely Apple-based guest technology solution in every room, including iPad minis to control all room functions and iPhones to call for hotel requests.