Asia & Pacific

Sofitel to expand footprint in China

French Art de Vivre Combines with Chinese heritage at Sofitel Xi’an South

Accor Greater China is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Sofitel brand family with the signing of Sofitel Xi’an South, slated for completion in the next few years. As Accor’s modern luxury brand infused with French flair, the new Sofitel hotel is situated in the established commercial and high technology Qujiang District in south Xi’an.
Sofitel Xi’an South is part of Nanfeihong Plaza, a 300,000 sqm mixed use complex that comprises shopping mall and commercial offices owned by Shaanxi Nanfeihong Industrial. Its location is unparalleled, as it is a mere 300 meters from Sanyao Station on Metro Line 2, 35 minutes’ drive to Xi’an North Railway Station’s high speed train, and 45 minutes’ drive to Xi’an International Airport.
Sofitel Xi’an South is a new structure designed by award winning architect Aedas. It features 280 modern and stunning guestrooms and suites by interior design firm Cheng Chung Design (CCD). There are three world class restaurants to tempt guests with a culinary creations: an all-day dining establishment, a specialized Chinese restaurant and a specialty signature restaurant unique to Xi’an. Its 800 sqm grand ballroom alongside six meeting rooms cater to a wide variety of functions and events including the most beautiful weddings in Xi’an. In addition, guests can keep in shape by choosing the indoor swimming pool, gym or spa. Rounding out the facilities is a business center and executive lounge as well as a lobby lounge for casual meetings.
Gary Rosen, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Accor Greater China, says: “Sofitel Xi’an South’s opening will be the group’s newest landmark in the ancient Chinese capital and offers a unique French luxury hospitality experience. This will be the 11th Accor hotel in Xi’an. I am particularly excited to announce this groundbreaking partnership with Shaanxi Nanfeihong Industrial for our first project together. This will be another significant addition to the Sofitel brand development following our recent announcement of Sofitel Beijing Central.”
Zhuang Yiqing, Group President of Shaanxi Nanfeihong Industrial, says: “Nanfeihong Plaza is a major strategic project for our company as well as for the city’s development plan, featuring world class design and excellent business operation partners. We are honored to work with Accor to launch Sofitel Xi’an South in this strategic location to complement our mixed use complex by introducing a luxurious hotel experience into the Xi’an market.”
Sofitel currently operates more than 120 remarkably chic hotels in the world’s most sought after destinations including 23 hotels in Greater China with the recent addition of Sofitel Beijing Central. Notable properties that carry the Sofitel flag includes Sofitel  Paris Le Faubourg, Sofitel London St James, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Ipanema, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort.