Sofitel So Singapore Will Soft Open In May
After November came March, and after March now comes May as the time when Sofitel So Singapore will start welcoming guests, albeit as a soft opening. Having heard this straight from the pre-opening team, we’ll take their word for it – and, we have some additional guestroom renderings to look at while we wait.
We had shown you what entry-level So Cosy Rooms look like, with 3-metre high ceilings, domed skylights, and a mix of modern design and classic wall paneling. Those skylights come courtesy of light boxes, featuring images of glass domes right above the bed. So Cosy rooms will be located in the “So Hip” wing, which is being added behind the "So Heritage" wing, the original 1927 structure on Robinson Road.
That’s where you’ll find the above So Suite, which has some of the same basic elements (ceiling height, wall panelling, skylight), but brings in herringbone floors and an unexpected princess canopy above the bed that we’re a little unsure of, with fabric draped down to the nightstands. The pink/purple-hued window treatments are pretty bold too.
The princess canopy also shows up in the So Studio (above), the highest room category, and So VIP (below), the largest suite type. Like the So Cosy room, the So Studio indicates at least some of the rooms will have a peekaboo bathroom. All rooms have a long list of amenities that make us very happy including Sofitel MyBeds, free WiFi, an Apple Mac mini, an iPad mini, and iPhone 5 for guest use. Minibars are complimentary too. The headboard in each room has a modern interpretation of Singapore's national flower, the Orchid.
Xperience restaurant and bar will be on the ground floor, with Hi-So bar next to the rooftop pool, clearly visible in the rendering below.
Reservations are yet to open, but last year we were promised rates starting from S$350 (US$280) for a So Cosy room. Renderings seem to be randomly, and mostly incorrectly, matched to room category descriptions on the hotel’s website at the moment, which we assume will be sorted out in the next weeks. We’ll continue to wait for more news on Karl Lagerfeld’s work at the hotel beyond the Lion’s Seal too.
[Renderings: Sofitel Hotels]