Accor signs Sofitel Hotel in Foshan, China

CHINA-Accor has signed a new 325-room Sofitel hotel in the booming city of Foshan, China.

Scheduled to open in 2014, the hotel will be housed in what will become the city’s tallest building.

The Sofitel Foshan will become a focal point of the 2nd phase of the Foshan Louvre International Furniture Exhibition Center – one of the biggest furniture exhibition malls in China.

The hotel will feature 325 rooms and suites, four restaurants and three bars, a large pillar-free ballroom, ten meeting rooms of various sizes, the group’s signature So Spa, a fitness center, a yoga room, a beauty salon and an indoor swimming pool.

It will also have an executive lounge, which is complemented by a fully equipped business center, and 280 parking stalls.

The Sofitel Foshan is being developed by Guangdong Louvre International Furniture Exhibition Center, whose parent company is Louvre International Furniture Group.

For those wishing to visit the city’s many cultural sites, the popular urban hub Dong Ping New Town is just five minutes away, downtown Foshan is a 15-minute drive and, for business, the Nanhai Financial District is 25 minutes away.

Guangzhou is now easy to access from Foshan after the recent successful merging of the two cities by expressways and subways, while Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is approximately 50 minutes away.

Responding to the new project, Markland Blaiklock, Senior Vice President of Sofitel Asia Pacific said “Sofitel Foshan will be an inspiring project in Foshan, the fast growing city in Guangdong Province. With its latest address Sofitel Luxury Hotels will further reinforce its strong presence in the Pearl River Delta with hotels and resorts already established in Dongguan, Macau and most recently in Guangzhou.”