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The hottest new luxury hotel openings and launches from Accor

SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana
Golden Hotel Prague, a Fairmont managed hotel – the first Fairmont hotel to open in Prague
SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana – the first Sofitel hotel to open in Cuba
Sofitel Dubai Wafi – the largest Sofitel in the Middle East
Sofitel Istanbul Taksim – the first Sofitel to open in Turkey
Sofitel Mexico City Reforma – the first Sofitel to open in Mexico
SO/ Sofitel Wellness Programme – a alternative wellness programme, the first of its kind
Fairmont Windsor Park – the third Fairmont hotel to open in the UK


SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana – open as of November 2019
The avant-garde lifestyle brand, SO/ Hotels & Resorts, has arrived in Cuba with the opening of SO/ Paseo del Prado La Habana. A masterpiece of luxury and style and designed by the renowned French architect, Michel Regembal, this glamorous yet playful hotel features the creative signature of celebrated Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada – from the hotel’s emblem to the staff’s stylish uniforms. With 250 guestrooms on nine floors, including eight suites, the décor of each room is infused with the spirit of one of three dance styles - Classical Ballet, Salsa or Son Cubano – balanced with spectacular floor-to-ceiling views of the sea, the neighbouring Malecón, Paseo del Prado and the hotel’s sweeping patio.  

Sofitel Dubai Wafi – expected to open early 2020
Set to be the biggest Sofitel in the Middle East, Sofitel Dubai Wafi is expected to open in early 2020 with a variety of dining concepts, including Asian specialty restaurants, bars and lounges on the 43rd and 44th floors, all-day dining and pool bars. It comes with 501 deluxe rooms and 97 apartmen­ts for long stays, a SoSpa with an integrated gym, outdoor pool, private cabana and kids club, as well as 10 meeting rooms for business travellers. Adjacent to the iconic Raffles Dubai, both hotels will offer a variety of shared facilities and services.  

Golden Hotel Prague, a Fairmont managed hotel – expected May 2020
Located along the prestigious Parizska Boulevard and on the banks of the Vltava River in the Old Town of Prague, the hotel, currently operating as the InterContinental Prague, will join the Fairmont portfolio under the name “Golden Prague Hotel managed by Fairmont” as of May 2020. In 2022, the hotel will undergo extensive renovations designed to bring the property up to a high standard of unrivalled, yet approachable luxury, yet maintaining the identity of this historic site, built in the brutalist architectural style Prague is renowned for. Fairmont Golden Prague will feature 300 guestrooms across eight floors, offering stunning, picturesque views over the Vltava River. The ninth floor will feature an elegant restaurant offering locally inspired cuisine and a Sky Bar with spectacular views over the Instagram-worthy rooftops of Prague.  

Sofitel Istanbul Taksim – open as of November 2019
Having opened its doors in November, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim marks the launch of the Sofitel brand in Turkey. Set in the famed Taksim Square, often referred to as the heart of modern Istanbul, where both locals and visitors shop, dine and take in the sights and sounds of the city, Sofitel Istanbul Taksim is a luxury haven, offering an impeccable blend of Sofitel’s inspired mix of French modern elegance with the cosmopolitan style of Istanbul.  

Sofitel Mexico City Reforma – open as of November 2019
Sofitel is pleased to announce the opening of Sofitel Mexico City Reforma, the first Sofitel property to open in Mexico. Located on Paseo de la Reforma, one of the most iconic avenues worldwide, Sofitel Mexico City Reforma is the first luxury hotel to open in Mexico City in more than a decade, offering an artful blend of modern French art de vivre with the vibrant essence of Mexico. A sophisticated and stylish address in the heart of Mexico City, the hotel boasts a stunning contemporary exterior and features 275 luxurious guestrooms, two elegant dining experiences and three bars, a Sofitel Spa with L’Occitane, state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool, and over 7,000 square feet of meetings and events space.  

SO/ Sofitel Wellness Programme
SO/ Hotels & Resorts, an exclusive lifestyle brand from Accor that features fashionable hotels exhibiting a distinctively rebellious interpretation of luxury, is pleased to announce a vibrant new wellness programme designed for its adventurous and stylish guests and socializers. The new SO/ Wellness Experience is now available at SO/ Vienna, one of the brand’s most avant-garde properties, where the program concepts are being piloted in advance of a future global roll-out. Every SO/ location will also feature a distinct experimental spa treatment inspired by the destination and local hotel story. At SO/ Vienna guests can enjoy its ‘Legally Stoned’ treatment, which combines specific massage movements with the effectiveness of Austrian Amethyst crystals to provide a holistic sense of calm for body and mind, restoring inner balance and strength.  

Fairmont Windsor Park – to open the latter half of 2020
Joining The Savoy in London, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, and Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland, Fairmont Windsor Park is currently undergoing a substantial multi-million pound redevelopment which promises to redefine luxury in the UK hospitality market and is set to open in the second half of 2020. Boasting over 200 bedrooms and opulent suites, the hotel will also feature an impressive 2,500 square metre spa and wellness area, a tea lounge, specialist dining restaurant and a champagne bar serving champagne and wine from specially selected vineyards around the world. Additionally, there will be an all-day dining venue offering dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients, incorporating a private dining space and a gin bar.

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