Kunming's tallest hotel blends French-style luxury with local culture

Kunming, China, May 12, 2016 /Xinwengao.com/ - The opening of Sofitel Kunming is the latest addition in the luxury arm of AccorHotels in Yunnan province.

The 400 room property is the tallest hotel in the city of Kunming to join the Sofitel network in Greater China. Located in the city’s new business district, the hotel occupies the 27th to 52nd floor of the building tower.

“Our convenient location and panoramic views add the extra appeal to the harmonious blend of French-style hospitality and colourful local culture,” says Michel Molliet, Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Greater China. “We look forward to welcoming corporate and leisure guests at the Sofitel Kunming. The hotel is an ideal choice for travellers who enjoy world-class hospitality with an authentic French experience and a local touch.”

Kunming city has earned its reputation as the City of Eternal Spring in China. Historical and scenic attractions such as Nanping Walking Street, East and West Pagodas, Green Lake, Dianchi Lake and shopping district made the city a popular leisure and business destination. The hotel is easily accessible to Kunming International Convention & Exhibition Centre and New Kunming Dianchi International Convention & Exhibition Centre and it is a 35 minute drive from Kunming Changshui International Airport.

The 400 guest rooms including 42 contemporary suites offer views of the city skyline. Room décor features unique design of a peacock, an iconic symbol of Yunnan’s Dai minority with hand-crafted leather wall coverings. The rooms are furnished with luxurious amenities, wireless audio system, Wi-Fi access and an exclusive Sofitel MyBedTM, which is specially designed to give guest a relaxing and restorative sleep.

The hotel’s restaurant and bar are one of the hottest venues in Kunming. Located on the 49th floor is the hotel’s signature restaurant Kwee Zeen, offering a 360-degree panoramic view of the city. Sitting on the 50th floor is the hip Parisian Voyage Bar which serves the hotel’s signature cocktails and wine while Le Chinois Chinese restaurant offers local Yunnan cuisine and Cantonese dishes as well as Sichuan delights. Its rooftop open-air Sky Garden overlooks the beautiful mountains and surrounding lakes.

Kunming’s scenic and cultural attractions make it a popular MICE destination choice for incentive events and corporate meetings. The meetings and conference spaces at Sofitel Kunming provide state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment with a pillar-less Grand Ballroom and eight meeting rooms offering 2,100 square metres floor space and can accommodate more than 1,400 guests. Bridal couples can also choose to hold their wedding banquet in either French or Chinese theme.

For a luxurious retreat, So SPA with L’OCCITANE offers holistic treatments that combine ancient wellness traditions from around the world with the refinement and skills of modern French cosmetology. Work outs can be done at the hotel’s So FIT gym and the heated indoor pool.

Website Information: http://www.sofitel.com