Sofitel Adelaide – Countdown to Opening

The countdown is on to experience the new Sofitel Adelaide, Australia’s most anticipated hotel launch for 2021, with Thursday 4 November now confirmed as the official opening date.

Sofitel Adelaide’s General Manager Rachael Harman said with doors set to open in one month’s time, the hotel – which is the city’s first internationally recognised five-star address to be built in 30 years – is now in its final stage of preparations.

“It’s almost show time, and we couldn’t be more excited as we countdown to welcome our first guests next month,” said Ms Harman.  “Each Sofitel draws inspiration from local culture while celebrating innovation and imparting a French sense of hospitality, and Sofitel Adelaide will proudly continue this tradition. We aim to deliver a one-of-a-kind, luxurious hotel experience, but with a distinct Adelaide feel.”

Located in the true heart of the city on Currie Street, the $150 milion flagship hotel offers guests a selection of 251 luxurious guest rooms and suites (Superior, Deluxe, Luxury, Luxury Club, Prestige and Opera Suites), with a choice of city and Adelaide Hills views.

Stunning fully open concept bathrooms with luxurious vanities and free standing bathtubs maximise a sense of space, with Balmain Paris room amenities providing an additional indulgent touch. 

The pièce de resistance from an accommodation perspective will be Sofitel’s palatial Presidential Suite. The embodiment of luxury living, Sofitel Adelaide’s Presidential Suite includes an extensive dining room and open living room concept, walk-in wardrobe, private study and a grand bedroom with an additional ensuite bathroom.

All Luxury Club rooms and suites at Sofitel Adelaide provide guests with access to additional complimentary facilities and services as part of Club Millésime – the first hotel club lounge facility of its kind to be launched in Adelaide. Situated on level 10, Club Millésime features a private lounge serving complimentary à la carte breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks and canapés, as well as offering personalised check in and check out.

Sofitel will also open a new Champagne bar, Déjà Vu, and Garçon Bleu – a French re-imagined restaurant set to become Adelaide’s newest gourmet destination on 4 November. Garçon Bleu’s 90-seat dining room boasts an open kitchen, an extensive wine wall, and an up-lit oyster and raw seafood bar. Expansive windows flood the dining room with natural light, stunning patterned timber parquetry lines the floor and a mirrored ceiling and glistening gold surfaces deliver refinement and luxury.

Every Sofitel around the world is culturally linked with a city or region in France that shares similar attributes in terms of culture, landscape and design and Sofitel Adelaide is culturally linked with Bordeaux – a city that epitomes viniculture and gastronomic refinement, as well as history and fine art.

Indeed, art will play an important role at the Sofitel with the hotel currently installing artwork from more than ten local and international artists, including photographers Emmaline Zanelli and Drew Lenman; painter and ceramicist Michael Carney and glassblower Nick Mount– who all hail from South Australia.

An original piece by Australian fine-art photographer, Alexia Sinclair, titled Field of Dreams, will form the centrepiece of the hotel lobby and segments of this historic French-inspired artwork will appear on lightboxes to illuminate the entire porte cochere ceiling, acting as a bewitching teaser of what’s inside.  In the lobby, a striking flowing red wine-inspired chandelier has been suspended, representing the flow of wine and the shape of the nearby Torrens River, to reflect two of the most appealing aspects of destination South Australia.

“These details are important in our ambition to become Adelaide’s official hotel for the arts, and will hopefully provide talking points for guests, inspiring them to explore and discover something new and interesting on every visit,” explained Ms Harman.

To celebrate its upcoming launch Sofitel Adelaide has created an Opening Package for a true taste of luxury at the new five-star address.

Priced from A$380 per couple per night the package includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Superior Room
  • Breakfast
  • A late check-out (until 1pm)
  • A $50 credit to enjoy in Sofitel Adelaide’s Champagne bar, Déjà Vu