Monday, May 18, 2015

Hotel Inauguration: Sofitel Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Hotel Inauguration: Sofitel Abidjan, Ivory Coast


The new wing of the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire was inaugurated on Friday 15 May, in the presence of H.E. the Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire, M. Daniel Kablan Duncan; M. Tiemoko Yadé, President of the Economic and Social Council; M. Amadou GON Coulibaly, Minister of State, Secretary General at the Presidency; M. Amon Tanoh, Minister, Chief of Staff of the President; M. Roger Kacou, Minister of Tourism, distinguished Members of the Government and representatives of the company « Palaces de Cocody » (SPDC).
Located in the upscale neighborhood of Cocody, the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire is a legendary oasis combining French luxury with African culture. Overlooking the Ebrié lagoon and the Plateau, this 5-star hotel stands majestically in a lush setting amidst greenery and water. Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, meeting the requirements of all customer segments, becomes the Sofitel reference in West Africa and consolidates the presence of the Accor Group in the region, which now has 17 Sofitel hotels in Africa and the Indian Ocean.
« We are very pleased on this inauguration day. It is a great moment for Abidjan and Côte d’Ivoire to see the achievement of the renovation of the second building of this hotel managed by Accor under the Sofitel brand. The hotel is once again a reference of hospitality in Africa. », declared Mr. Thierry de Jaham, General Manager of Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire.
The Director General of SDPC, Ms. Maférima Diarassouba, said «By appealing to the Accor Group, the company « Palaces de Cocody » sought to strive for excellence in the renovation as well as in the management of this historic hotel in Abidjan."
This exclusive hotel in Côte d’Ivoire was built by architect Moshe Mayer in 1963. The Tower Hotel has been beautifully restored in 2011 by architect Pierre Fakhoury, who continued the works in the Main Building. In July 2012, attended by representatives of the Ivorian government, SPDC and Accor signed a management contract, entrusting the fate of the hotel to Sofitel from 1 January 2013.
The renovation of the Main Building completed, the iconic hotel today offers a harmonious blending of the Sofitel brand’s expertise with the best of Ivorian traditions.
Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire offers 392 rooms, including 121 suites, 1 presidential suite and 31 apartments, with a total capacity of 423 keys.
For the interior, Pierre Fakhoury has enlisted the services of French-Argentine designer Luis Laplace. The force of nature, bright colors, the materials such as gold and wood, are all symbols integrated in the decoration. The art of composition reflected in the patterns of Ivorian fabrics, geometry shapes and simplicity inspired the designer.
Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire now has four restaurants. In addition to « Le Toit d’Abidjan » - located on the 23rd floor, offering panoramic views of the city and the Ebrié lagoon– and « La Gourmandise » at the heart of the hotel, where African poetry meets French flavors, guests will find « Le Pavillon », a typically Ivorian restaurant, and finally « La Brasserie Française » offering the great classics of the French cuisine.
This offer is completed by the pool lounge, « L’Oasis », and 2 bars, « Cocoa Lounge » in the Tower and « Link bar » in the Main Building, a shopping mall with 11 shops and a 3D cinema with 386 seats.
The hotel also offers 20 meeting rooms including 9 new rooms, all equipped with high- tech audiovisual equipment. Next to the hotel, the Abidjan Convention Centre features an auditorium with 1,650 seats.
Guests who are PLATINUM Members of the Club Accorhotels loyalty program, looking for exclusivity, will benefit from the services of the Millésime Club at the Mezzanine.
Finally, the So SPA, 1,200 square meters dedicated to well-being, will be opening soon.

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