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So Sofitel Singapore

  • 35 Robinson Road, (Drop off Point - Boon Tat Link), Singapore
  • Central Business District
  • 134 Rooms

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So Sofitel Singapore

  • 35 Robinson Road, (Drop off Point - Boon Tat Link), Singapore
  • Central Business District
  • 134 Rooms
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It may seem impossible to shoulder in yet another high-end hotel in Singapore’s central business district. The standard differentiators simply have less purchase here, in the overheated hospitality scene of this singular city-state. So Sofitel, the “designer boutique” sub-brand of the French hospitality giant, rightly takes that as a challenge — and delivers quite the payoff with Sofitel So Singapore.

Situated in a charmingly restored 1927 building, the hotel capitalizes on the original, neoclassical façade and columns without skimping on “playful luxury,” So’s semi-official motto. In a stroke of spatial genius, they’ve managed to accommodate a full registration desk, library, and restaurant/gastrobar on the ground floor without cramping the ambience. Thank Isabelle Miaja’s design group for that; her instinct for uncluttered breathability does much to balance the decor, a truce between French decadence and Singapore sophistication. Art installations enliven the light-drenched atrium, extending into the property’s themed wings — So Hip, So Heritage, und so weiter — where Karl Lagerfeld’s personal touch figures into every facet of the experience. Think custom door-knockers, curated books in the library, and even front-of-house outfits drawn from his namesake collection.

The rooms themselves evince muted Parisian luxury with crisp linens, high ceilings, and fascinating, cupola-inspired lightboxes over the beds. Lagerfeld’s embroidered bathrobes, crimson lion logo and all, match the marbled bathrooms for opulence. iDevices control all room functions up to and including room service, curtains, and streaming entertainment. Downstairs, the Xperience restaurant gorges diners’ senses with an interactive riot of patterns and colors, inviting Michelin-starred guest chefs and mixologists to wow guests with test-tube concoctions and a chef’s bed/table.

Ultimately, as any self-respecting Singapore hotel should, Sofitel So brings its A-game with rooftop bar HI-SO, a heady mix of gold-tiled infinity pool, cabanas, designer cocktails, and an intoxicating 360-degree view of the cityscape. And, of course, there’s a resident DJ. Between club bangers, colored skylights, next-door food market Lau Pa Sat, and the daily champagne breakfast, the adventurous traveler may very well opt to go without sleep. This hotel is implementing enhanced safety and cleaning measures as required by the Tablet Recovery Pledge. Our Customer Service team is happy to provide full details of each step being taken.

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Facilities & services
  • Free wi-fi
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 24 hour gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Central air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Business center
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Crib (on request)

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