FRENCH ELEGANCE AND THE COLOURFUL CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF YUNNAN CONVERGE IN KUNMING
Set to be the centre of sophistication and elegance in downtown Kunming, Sofitel Kunming heralds a new level of French-inspired luxury in the dynamic Spring City and emerging South Asia hub.
International and domestic designers have created distinctive contemporary design features inspired from the interpretation and blending of Yunnan's ethnic cultural diversity and the signatures of iconic french haute design.
REASONS TO CHOOSE SOFITEL KUNMING
Arrival to Sofitel Kunming via French style forecourt gardens hints at the eclectic and interpretative contemporary French design to be found within.
Red glass fronted balconies and soaring crystal encrusted drapes invokes French theatre ... on stage, a vast but inviting lobby featuring dramatically oversized Yunnan ethnic cultural festival elements and multimedia water wall projection.
You are center stage, star of the experience, focus of our attention and individually tailored service.
The perfect location of Kunming's only city centre luxury hotel provides central access to the central business district, NanPing Walking Street and retail areas, East and West Pagodas, Green Lake, Kunming International Convention & Exhibition Centre, New Kunming Dianchi International Conference & Exhibition Centre and Dianchi Lake tourist and scenic area.
Kunming Changshui International Airport, gateway to Yunnan's rich culturaly diverse destinations (Dali, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna, Shangri-la, Tengchong ...), Southeast Asia Hub (Bangkok, Colombo, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Macau, Seoul, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei, Yangon ...) and with direct international flights to Dubai, Paris and Vancouver is just a 35 minute drive away.
5 STAR LUXURY
397 rooms and suites starting on the 27th floor of the tower provide uninterrupted views over Kunming's ever changing and colourful by night skyline.
Contemporary in design, all rooms offer wireless BOSE audio, Sofitel MyBed™, complimentary internet connectivity and refined comfort.
Extensive use of curved surfaces and unique design features inspired by local culture, especially the Peacock, symbol of the Dai people of south Yunnan, results in rooms that provide a refreshing break from conformity.
Suites feature extensive use of black veined white marble and hand crafted quilted leather wall coverings... overtones of chic Paris apartments in the centre of Kunming.
144 Club rooms and suites occupy the 40 to 48 floors with Club Millésime Lounge on the 48th floor.
A hotel within a hotel, Club rooms provide Nespresso Coffee machines, Hermès bathroom amenities, butler and exclusive services. The refined yet casual elegance of the Club Millésime Lounge provides arrival and departure services, meeting room and business services, comfortable nooks to quaff fine wines whilst observing the Spring City from a bird's eye view.
===RESTAURANTS & BARS===
LOBBY BAR 1/F, a relaxed bar and lounge in a spectacularly designed space provides teas, coffees, wines, spirits and decadent delights.
LE CHINOIS CHINESE RESTAURANT 2/F, a setting inspired by Kunming's rich flora. Cantonese, Sichuan and Yunnan favourite fare are reinterpreted and presented for the 21st Century.
KWEE ZEEN 49/F, an international restaurant with 360° views over the city. This Parisian Farmers Market - Kunming Fresh Produce Market inspired venue serves contemporary buffets and à la carte menu with truly international flavours and a focus on Chinese and French culinary favourites.
LAN PAN ASIAN RESTAURANT 50/F, in a relaxed south-east Asian themed setting, enjoy the tastes of Thai, Laotian and Myanmar specials with the traditions of Japanese Robata Grill and Soba Noodles under the same roof.
VOYAGE BAR 50/F, get ready to be transported to a hip Parisian style bar that also celebrates the Chinese-French link between Kunming and Hanoi.
SKY GARDEN 52/F, perched atop the soaring tower, this flexible multi-use roof garden area has breathtaking panoramic views over the city and its surrounding lakes and hills.
===WELL-BEING & LEISURE===
So SPA with L'OCCITANE; relaxing and purifying treatments utilising holistic products from the Provence region of France.
So FIT is a fully equipped gym overlooking a spectacular indoor headed swimming pool bathed in natural light via glass roof. Exercise and relax in stylish surrounds.
Creatively designed meeting, exhibition and celebration spaces that make use of the latest in lighting technology to achieve truly inspiring venues. Outdoor Grasse Garden and the roof top Sky Garden provide innovative alternatives.
Wi-Fi internet access, business centre, foreign currency exchange, concierge and limousine, 24h in-room dining, laundry, shoe-shine, digital newspapers, secure underground parking.
Inspired Weddings and events - dedicated weddings and events planners work with you through every stage from initial planning to successful execution of every detail on the day. Inspired by you, staged by us.
35 minute drive from Kunming Changshui International Airport
5 minute drive from Kunming Train Station
- NameSofitel Kunming
- Address777 Huancheng Nan Lu, Kunming
- Phone(0871) 68639888
- Fax(0871) 68639777
Booked a decent room and got upgraded for free to a suite on the club floor. Room had an amazing bathtub with a view of the whole city, plus a sitting room and a separate bedroom with nice views as well. I'd say the service and décor in general were just ok, but the free cocktail hour and buffet breakfast that were included made it an above average experience.
I agree the with other reviews. Pricing like in Switzerland but boring food. The worst were the bar the cocktails are a joke Bacardi Breezer tastes more delicious.
Style wise, it's just another Sofitel.
The food is very average, same like what you get everywhere else around Kunming.
However, the prices are enormous - even compared to Europe. Sofitel Kunming charges more for a coffee than what Sofitel in Luxembourg, Istanbul or other large cities charge.
In addition, they have the audacity to charge a service charge on top of the advertised price.
It took me a while to cool my mood as the air conditioning is too weak as well.
Needless to say, you won't ever see me there again. If you want a nice western hotel in Kunming, go to the Intercontinental down at Dianchi.
Sofitel is easily one of Kunming's top hotels now, featuring one of the best locations, in between the city center and the popular Dianchi Lake area.
The views from any of its rooms, as well as the buffet restaurant are quite stunning, offering previously unseen panoramas over the whole of Kunming.
There's a bar on the 50th floor, although currently it still has some work to do to be able to compare itself with similar 'skybars' in Shanghai or Beijing.