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Privately held subsidiary
Industry Hotel
Founded 1964 (1964)
Headquarters Strasbourg, France
Number of locations
120 addresses in over 40 countries
Area served
Parent AccorHotels
Hotel Casino Carasco in Montevideo, Uruguay
Entrance to Sofitel Athens

Sofitel is a French hotel chain under AccorHotels.


It opened its first property in Strasbourg in 1964. Its first overseas opening (in Minneapolis, United States) was in 1974. In 1995, Sofitel had 100 hotels in 40 countries and employed 12,500 people. Two years later, Sofitel joined the Accor Group, founded in 1983 and in 2000, opened properties in Philadelphia and New York. In 2005, Sofitel continued its expansion with Sofitel Asia Pacific. In 2008, Sofitel became its own unit in the Accor group with 120 Hotels worldwide.


Different Sofitels around the world were voted the best hotel of its kind by the Readers of Business Traveller Magazine; Sofitel London Heathrow, for example, was voted the Best Airport Hotel and the Best Business Hotel in the UK.[1] The same magazine voted the Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt the World's Best Small City Hotel in 2009. The Sofitel Buenos Aires, Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort can be found on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2010. Sofitel London St. James was ranked the 8th in UK business hotels of the Readers' Travel Awards 2010.[2]

Notable hotels[edit]


  1. ^ "Business Traveller Awards 2009". Business Traveller. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Readers' Travel Awards 2010 - Accommodation: UK business hotels". Conde Nast Traveller. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Voted top hotel chain in the United Kingdom 2014". Conde Nast Traveller. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

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