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Sofitel New York Embarks on Comprehensive Renovation

by Kimberly Inlander

Jun 19, 2024

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Sofitel New York recently announced a comprehensive refurbishment project, timed to the Sofitel brand’s 60th anniversary this year. The Manhattan property’s renovation, set to start in late 2024, will reach all facets of the hotel, including the 398 guestrooms and suites, lobby, meeting spaces, elevators, and corridors. Completion of the public areas is anticipated by fall 2025.

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“We are excited to announce the refurbishment of the iconic Sofitel New York in the same year as our 60th anniversary, marking a new era for Sofitel,” said Maud Bailly, CEO of Sofitel, MGallery and Emblems. “With around 20% of our global network undergoing or clearly committed to renovations, including Sofitel Legend The Grand in Amsterdam, and Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, we are actively elevating our guests’ experiences. This year, we are opening five new Sofitel hotels worldwide and have already announced two new locations—Sofitel Jaipur Jawahar Circle and Sofitel Legend The Mozart Prague. Our goal is to bring a little piece of France everywhere, supported by our dynamic pipeline of 30 hotels set to open by 2027. We also see great potential to expand our French flair in North America, beyond our six existing Sofitel properties. At Sofitel, we believe in a luxury that also serves a greater purpose. We are committed to a positive impact on our industry, aiming for 100% of Sofitel hotels to be eco-certified by 2025 and ensuring that more than 30% of our general managers are women by the end of 2025.”

The hotel’s current design mixes Parisian Art Deco with 1940s Manhattan, and the new design will still embrace this concept, creating a dialogue between sleek modernity and timeless elegance. Expect tones of black, gray, white and gold, with vivid artwork and metallic accents.

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Dieter Schmitz recently joined Sofitel New York as general manager, and will focus on refreshing the luxury hotel.

“I am thrilled to return to New York City during such an exciting time for Sofitel New York,” said Schmitz. “With an unbeatable location and forthcoming renovation, I look forward to introducing our future flagship property to the world. Our team is committed to excellence and creating personalized guest experiences. We’re taking Sofitel New York to the next level, ensuring the hotel remains an iconic destination in the beating heart of the city.”

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