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Sofitel Announces Five New Hotels Across Middle East and China

As Sofitel prepares to open the new 438-room Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach this September, the French hotel group proudly announces five additional properties that will strengthen the brand’s worldwide portfolio. In the United Arab Emirates, the brand is developing the Sofitel Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road and the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Capital Plaza. In China, three new contracts have been signed in the country’s eastern and south eastern regions. These five new Sofitel properties are scheduled to open at the end of 2010.“The signing of these five contracts is a significant stage in Sofitel’s development,” said Robert Gaymer-Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Sofitel Worldwide. “It is evidence of our dynamic growth despite the current economic situation and of the appeal of the brand’s new positioning to investors.”

In the United Arab Emirates:

Sofitel Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road

Located on the city’s main thoroughfare, the Sofitel Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road is just a short walk from the Dubai Mall shopping centre, with a view of the Burj Dubai Tower. Scheduled to open by 2012, the hotel boasts 435 guestrooms and suites, 147 apartments and various facilities including restaurants, bars, a fitness club and large sauna and two pools.

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Capital Plaza


Set to open in early 2010, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Capital Plaza is located at the tip of the main island, on the Corniche - one of the oldest districts in Abu Dhabi. The hotel will feature 233 guestrooms and 47 suites with facilities including a fitness club and sauna, a pool, two restaurants and two bars.

Sofitel Qingdao (Eastern China)

Located in the heart of the city’s business district, close to Jinan, Sofitel Qingdao will provide 231 guestrooms and suites decorated by Leo Design Bangkok, a fitness club (So Fit), a spa (So Spa), and both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.

Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich (Southern China)

Between Macau and Hong Kong, the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich will be strategically located at the heart of Tianhe, the busiest central business district in Guangzhou.

Sofitel Dongguan (Southern China)

The Sofitel Dongguan West is located in the business district of Huanghe, not far from Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.