Sofitel expands in South America
French luxury hotel chain Sofitel, part of Accor Group, with two major openings in South America in 2013. The Sofitel Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay officially opens its doors in March 2013. The iconic Uruguayan building is a National Heritage Site in the district of Carrasco. Across 93 rooms and 23 suites, the French art of hospitality sets the tone while views of the Río de la Plata and the lush green environs of Carrasco create a lavish backdrop. With a decadent spa, tempting restaurant, vibrant bar and Tea Gallery, the renovated Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco and Spa is a nod to the glamour of the early 20th century.
Sofitel will re-launch Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena, Colombia’s leading holiday destination, after a major renovation in the Spring of 2013. The 17th century former convent is the setting of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Of Love and Other Demons”. Today the hotel features numerous archaeological artifacts. With the renovation, the hotel joins Sofitel’s ‘Legend’ line, the label for Sofitel’s key historic properties.