Few people might know that the luxury Sofitel hotel chain was actually born in Paris during the 1960’s. These French origins can now be seen in Sofitel hotels all around the world, including Brisbane’s.
The French design and service of the Sofitel Brisbane go together to create “art de vivre” – the art of living, in French style. Rooms have been decorated in charcoal colours, paired with neutral tones. Contemporary works of art hang on the walls, next to views of the Brisbane CBD.
On the 28th floor sits the Opera Suite, the crème de la crème of the Sofitel Brisbane. This suite has been decorated with marble, velvet and silk, creating the feel of a chic Parisian apartment. The suite features a grand bedroom, living room, electronic blackout blinds, a surround-sound system and an oversized ensuite—home to an oval stone spa bath, rain showers and Hermes toiletries.
Sofitel Brisbane is home to two award-winning restaurants, Thyme² Restaurant and Privé249. Although Thyme² is a buffet restaurant, it’s no Sizzler’s. Thyme² specialises in freshly sourced seafood—think oysters, King prawns and Moreton Bay Bugs, along with gourmet salads and cured meats. Most importantly, perhaps, there’s a dessert buffet, with selections such as espresso martini mousse, pressed watermelon and a chocolate fountain.
Next door, Privé249 takes the dining experience up a notch, with a seasonal a la carte dinner menu. An impressive number of proteins are served up next to inventive sides, and a well-curated wine list.