Ho Chi Minh City, 30 January 2013 – Sofitel Saigon Plaza has announced it will unveil its newly renovated rooms and suites collection designed by renowned French interior designer, Pierre Maciag, in January 2013. Embodying French elegance, Sofitel Saigon Plaza’s revamped rooms and suites collection is set to represent a new benchmark for luxury hotels and resorts in the region.
Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, the hotel offers travellers ideal access to the city’s deluxe shopping venues, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace and other tourist attractions. Fusing traditional Vietnamese elements with contemporary French décor, the hotel’s new rooms and suites design exudes a sophisticated elegance. The interior furnishings and textures are connected in a luxurious and sophisticated style to create an intimate atmosphere captivating all the senses.
“With the completion of our newly renovated rooms and suites, we look forward to providing guests with even better service and comfort, giving them the “Magnifique” experience Sofitel is famous for. Besides the advantage of our ideal location in the heart of Saigon’s central business district, now we are very proud of thorough renovation which puts us in a different league from other hotels in the vicinity,” said Bertrand Courtois, General Manager of Sofitel Saigon Plaza.
With a fully remodelled living space, the new interior design boasts a graceful blend of traditional and contemporary, promising a fusion of modernity, elegance and comfort for each unique experience. Showcasing floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the city and the Saigon River, each room seeks to create an intimate ambience with its natural lighting. For a majestic feel, each room boasts a timeless planter chair of colonial inspiration painted with lacquer, using famous local techniques, while retaining a modern appearance. Complementing the design are bird cages situated at the corner of each room, alluding guests to an ancient Vietnamese symbol of happiness and prosperity.
“The shared heritage between France and Vietnam was the core inspiration for my design. We have selected strong, exotic elements from both the French and Vietnamese cultures and incorporated them to enhance the visual impact and identity in every room and suite,” said Pierre Maciag.
“The interior décor at Sofitel Saigon Plaza’s rooms echoes traditional Vietnamese characteristics with a touch of classic French-style elegance. Each room and suite is a unique and serene living space where the past and present come together to meet the future”, added Maciag.
The interior décor reveals a mix of conventional, classic colours and highlights the room’s distinctive feature with a more contemporary, timeless aesthetic, a distinctive characteristic of Pierre Maciag’s work. Luxury Club rooms are decked in vibrant orange, while the Prestige Suites feature colour palates of Vietnamese paintings, using shades like neutral grey, dark grey and green jade. To emphasize French influences, Luxury and Superior room colours were inspired by the vast acres of beautiful Lavender fields in Provence, France.
The Sofitel MyBed™ experience is the highlight of the bedroom, now enhanced with a pillow menu. The pillows sit snugly between two bedside tables – one decorated with lacquer ware with an eggshell finish, and the other is equipped with a multi-purpose concept for guest convenience. The French “Salle de Bien” atmosphere within the hotel is enhanced when guests enter the room’s spacious bathroom, furnished with a rainforest shower, a stylish Italian Renaissance-design bathtub in the Prestige Suites, complete with lavish Hermes bathroom amenities to enhance the experience. For the perfect final touch, guests are treated to a large walk-in closet.
Finally, the mini-bar concept is an interpretation of traditional “dim sum” steam baskets, reflecting Chinese influences in the design. The in-room features also include an Illy espresso machine, and a large assortment of snacks and drinks. Other entertainment offerings include a 40’ inch flat screen television offering international channels, a DVD player, and high-speed internet access in all rooms.
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Sofitel Saigon Plaza is ideally located within the central business district of the vibrant and bustling Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel features 286 luxury rooms, including new club rooms and suites, a rooftop swimming-pool offering a breathtaking view of the city and the Saigon River, eight multi-function rooms with an InspiredMeetings™ concept and four outlets including the gourmet shops with an award-winning pastry team. Sofitel Saigon Plaza – 17 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Pierre Maciag, a talented interior designer hailing from France, is well-known in Asia for his work in creating contemporary atmosphere and ambience with a modernist vision and timeless aesthetic. His vision for design is highly influenced by modern art, and the use of color mixes. All his unique creations flaunt a finely blended use of bi-culture, fashion, and art-deco in creating an interior emotion.
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Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 130 addresses, in more than 50 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.
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Sofitel Saigon Plaza Press Relations
Ms. Nguyen Tra My