Sunday, April 3, 2005

Sofitel Recognized in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards

Sofitel Recognized in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and Sofitel Montreal make the list.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2007

Sofitel hotels, the luxury brand of Accor hotels, received several mentions in the annual Readers' Choice Awards, featured in this month's issue of Condé Nast Traveler. Among the nine Sofitels named, two North American Sofitels were included.

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower listed 64 among the Top 100 Mainland U. S. Hotels and Sofitel Montreal received the 24 spot on the Top 25 Canada Hotels.

"We are honored to be listed among these elite hotels as the choice of so many discerning travelers and readers of such an established publication as Condé Nast Traveler," said David O'Shaughnessy, COO of Accor North America. "Our recognition on this prestigious list proves Sofitel's commitment to service and comfort for each guest we serve."

Sofitel Chicago Water Tower welcomes guests to the modern-designed hotel, which adds to the rich architectural legacy of the Windy City. Designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, the 415-room hotel is located minutes from Chicago's Magnificent Mile, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Institute and the trendy boutiques of Michigan Avenue.

Considered among the best downtown Montreal hotels, Sofitel Montreal is located in the heart of the historic "Golden Square Mile" at the corner of Stanley and Sherbrooke Streets. Sofitel Montreal celebrates the French "art de vivire" by displaying works of contemporary art, offering a unique dining experience and an intimate bar.

This year's Readers' Choice Awards marked the twentieth anniversary of the esteemed awards. Categories stretched over several continents and themes. Other Sofitel properties mentioned include Sofitel Brussels Europe and Sofitel Roma listed among the Top 100 Europe Hotels; Sofitel Winter Palace as one of the Top 15 Africa Hotels; Sofitel Royal Angkor and Sofitel Metropole Hanoi on the list of Top 75 Asia Hotels; Sofitel St. James listed as one of the Top 30 British Isles Hotels; and Sofitel Melbourne listed as one of the Top 15 Australia/Pacific Hotels.

About Sofitel North America
Created in France in 1964, Sofitel is the prestige brand of Accor hotels with 200 upscale hotels in 53 countries, including 10 in North America. Sofitel hotels are ideally placed in business and leisure locations across North America, including Chicago Downtown, Chicago O'Hare, Minneapolis, Miami, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D. C.

Sofitel: premium hotels around the world
Because no one country or city is the same, Sofitel has made each of its hotels around the world a truly unique establishment.

Combining the spirit of each place with the values of modernity, refinement and absolute comfort, they are all imbued in their inimitable way with the French "art de vivre".
Whether their setting is a great business metropolis like Paris, New York or Bangkok, or nestling in the landscape in Indonesia, Polynesia or Brazil, each Sofitel hotel offers travelers a genuine haven of peace. So that each guest, for an overnight stay or longer, during a business trip or for a holiday, can enjoy the rich variety of these unique places in comfort and tranquility.

Accor, the European leader and a major global group in hotels, the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 170,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:
Accor, the European leader in hotels and tourism, and a global leader in corporate services, operates in nearly 100 countries with 170,000 employees. It offers to its individual and corporate clients 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:

  • Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, All Seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands: over 4,100 hotels and 486,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre ;
  • Services to corporate clients and public institutions: 23 million people in 35 countries benefit from Accor Services products - meal and food vouchers, people care, incentive and loyalty programs.