Sofitel Adelaide gears up for a September debut

Albeit three years behind schedule, South Australia's newest five-star hotel is set to impress.

By Chris Chamberlin, June 17 2021
Sofitel Adelaide gears up for a September debut

Adelaide will be home to a much-anticipated Acccor hotel by the end of the next quarter, with Sofitel Adelaide set to open its doors in September.

Originally set to make its debut in 2018, the launch comes three years behind schedule: but there's every indication it's been worth the wait.

Situated on Currie Street in the city's CBD, the property will offer 250 rooms and suites across 24 floors of a 32-storey mixed use tower, with the top eight floors home to 80 private sale apartments.

Hotel guests can unwind at two bars, the French-inspired in-house restaurant, or can hit the marble-clad swimming pool or fitness centre for their daily workout.

Add to that a ballroom, meeting and conference rooms, and a signature Sofitel Club Lounge, giving the hotel appeal with both business and leisure travellers.

"Sofitel Adelaide is one of our biggest hotel openings of 2021 and its level of luxury and onsite amenities will ensure it’s one of Adelaide’s most illustrious new destinations," said Accor Pacific CEO, Simon McGrath.

"Distinguished by its bursting calendar of cultural events and flourishing passions for gastronomy, fine wine, music, fashion and design, Adelaide is an ideal destination for our Sofitel brand."

Greeting guests as they arrive is a flowing (and red wine-inspired) chandelier, charting a path into the lobby and the lounge bar.

Guestrooms come stylishly appointed with elements of cathedrals from both Adelaide – the City of Churches – and France, the Sofitel brand's native territory.

Suites offer even more space to stretch out, blending old world detailing with new world styling, in a nod to French colonial style.

Rates begin at $350/night, with members of Accor Live Limitless able to earn and spend points at the hotel, and enjoy their usual tier benefits such as free Internet access and room upgrades, as applicable.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

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18 Feb 2015

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How has Adelaide got a Sofitel and in Perth we dont have any decent luxury Accor hotel….. Come on Accor Perth needs something decent not another Ibis or Novotel 

Well done Adelaide this place looks great 

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13 Jul 2015

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Perth has a lovely Ritz Carlton which no other city has right now though. 

08 Jul 2015

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Looks great but quite expensive compared to Sofitel Melbourne and Brisbane 

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13 Jul 2015

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Sofitel Brisbane is terrible and the Melbourne one is a little old, so that would likely justify it. 

18 Jul 2018

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They'll drop their prices once the hype drops, Oval hotel and Mayfair also started with high prices and dropped pretty fast to fit into the SA market better. 

More important for the Sofitel is that the Vic and NSW border stays open cause Adelaide is relatively poor so a luxury hotel like this can't really count on staycation guests regularly IMO. 

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15 Aug 2020

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Premier Marshall has killed the desire to holiday in SA - they close everything for one (dodgy or real) COVID-19 case.  

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