Sofitel Melbourne undergoes a $15 million renovation to epitomize French living

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins will undergo a $15 million renovation of all 360 rooms as part of a transformation project that aims to bring its “Live the French Way” essence to life.

“We created each piece with its own design vibe; the headboard, the unique chair or the art on the wall, everything was created by saying aloud… Let’s French It! said Sofitel Melbourne general manager Clive Scott AM.

“The hotel looks forward to welcoming guests in early 2022 not only to enjoy the new rooms, but also to experience the renewed service culture exemplifying the French ‘Joie de Vivre’.”

The angled shutters follow the triangular structure of the building’s architecture

Each bedroom will feature new designer furniture in the form of a deep blue armchair and ottoman. The bold, contemporary style is said to be symbolic of Melbourne’s colorful streetscape and laneway artwork.

Renowned architect IM Pei, who originally designed the hotel, once again influenced the choice of interiors at Sofitel Melbourne.

Minimalist and understated artistic features in each room

The new look also includes contemporary rugs and furnishings, modern light fixtures, and French-inspired photography. The rooms include a tilted mirror and wooden shutters, following the triangular structure of the building’s architecture. All bedrooms include new beds, headboards, TV stand, table and luggage rack.

The final look will be unveiled to guests next month.

Nicholas E. Crittendon