Sofitel Adelaide, the city’s newest 5 star hotel will open in early November

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Opening on 4 November, Sofitel Adelaide is the city’s newest and very much anticipated 5 star hotel. Find out about the hotel, peruse some artist impressions (actual images to follow closer to opening) of Sofitel Adelaide and discover a special opening offer in this article.

Sofitel Adelaide


Sofitel was the first international luxury hotel brand to come from France when it was established in 1964. It now has more than 120 chic and remarkable hotels across the world. The Sofitel hotels are about modern luxury and a mélange of French decadence with the best of the local surroundings.


Sofitel is part of the Accor group which has more than 5,000 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.



Sofitel Adelaide will take up the first 24 levels of the 32-level tower which also houses the Luminesque apartments.  Part of a $150 million project from South Australian family-owned building group Palumbo, the glass walled building will add a touch of glitter to Adelaide’s skyline.

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Artist impression of the exterior of Sofitel Adelaide


Design of Sofitel Adelaide was led by Carl Almeida from P49 DESIGN who have won awards for their interior design and have been responsible for the interior design of Accor’s iconic SO/ Melbourne, Fairmont Mumbai (India), Raffles Udaipur (India), and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi (Vietnam).


P49 DEESIGN Partner, Carl Almeida, said: “Our vision for Sofitel Adelaide was to bring to life three quintessential Adelaide themes – city of churches, arts and culture, and wine – and to weave these narratives into the hotel’s contemporary interiors, all of which are also a nod to the hotel’s cultural link to the city of Bordeaux in France.”


Upon entering Sofitel Adelaide, you will feel a sense of light and flow, of old and new and of secular and sacred. Inspiration is taken from cathedrals in Adelaide and France and their influence can be seen throughout the hotel including the signature floor design of Sofitel Adelaide.


Australian fine-art photographer, Alexia Sinclair, has created the lobby’s centrepiece artwork, entitled Field of Dreams. Elements of this French-inspired artwork also appear throughout the hotel such as lightboxes which illuminate the porte cochere ceiling. A nod to both French and South Australian wine regions is found in the red-wine inspired chandelier which flows from the lobby to the lounge bar.

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Artist impression of Sofitel Adelaide lobby including the red chandelier


Sofitel Adelaide’s rooms are decorated with sumptuous residential-style interiors in a blend of French colonial and modern contemporary styles. The rooms are a play of old-world details and new world styling.

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Artist impression of guest-room bathroom at Sofitel Adelaide

The bathrooms complete with luxurious vanities and free-standing bathtubs give a sense of space. Mosaic design found in the walk-in rain showers throughout all of the Sofitel Adelaide’s rooms take inspiration from the stained windows of Adelaide’s cathedrals. Bathroom toiletries are courtesy of Balmain Paris. Each room also comes with a Dyson hairdryer for the most luxurious hair-drying available.


Sofitel Adelaide has 7 room types: the superior room, deluxe room, luxury room and luxury club room through to the suites: Prestige Suite, Opera Suite, and Presidential Suite.

Artist impression of suite at Sofitel Adelaide



Sofitel Adelaide has:

  • 251 rooms and suites, including a Prestige Suite, Opera Suite, and Presidential Suite.
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Meeting and private dining spaces
  • Restaurant and bar: Garçon Bleu (more to come on that next week)
  • 2 bars: Garçon Bleu wine bar (mentioned above) and Déjà Vu champagne bar (more info about that here)
  • Club Millésime: Sofitel Adelaide’s exclusive club lounge situated on level 10. This private lounge serves complimentary à la carte breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks and canapés to guests staying in the Luxury Club Rooms, Prestige Suite, Opera Suite, and Presidential Suite.


Artist impression of swimming pool at Sofitel Adelaide



Continuing with Sofitel’s ethos, Sofitel Adelaide promises to deliver an array of ‘magnifique’ experiences, embracing local culture and encouraging guests to ‘Live the French Way’ by enjoying the best in gastronomy and wellbeing.


Experiences currently available to book include

Art et dejeuner – City art tour and lunch

Local SA artists take you on their interpretation of Adelaide’s west end from the inside out.

Discover an original creative melding between art, culture and gastronomie in a short walking tour taking in Adelaide’s street art, architecture, and a few surprises. This experience also includes a curated tour of the “Field of Dreams” artwork. Following this, you will be served a light lunch and get to find your inner artiste. You will have be taught an exclusive creative technique.


Amoureux de fromages – Cheese Lovers

For this luxury cheese and wine experience, the chef has selected locally made delicacies from cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk carefully selected by the chef. Sofitel Adelaide’s sommelier has paired the selected cheese with fine wines to bring out the best of both.



To celebrate its upcoming launch, the hotel has created a special opening package offer for a true taste of luxury at the new five-star address.

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Artist impression of room at Sofitel Adelaide

Priced from A$390 (per couple per night) the package includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in a Superior Room
  • Breakfast daily
  • A late check-out (until 1pm)
  • A $50 credit to enjoy in Sofitel Adelaide’s Champagne bar, Déjà Vu


A minimum two-night booking is required. To make a reservation online visit or call the hotel on (+61) 08 8432 1900.



WHAT: Sofitel Adelaide, a new 5 star hotel

WHERE: 108 Currie Street, occupying levels Ground to 24 of the 32-storey tower.

WHEN: Opening 4 November 2021

WHY: A taste of modern French style, culture, and art-de-vivre wrapped up in a luxury five-star hotel in the heart of Adelaide

HOW: To make a reservation online visit or call the hotel on (+61) 08 8432 1900.


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