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Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is pleased to announce that Le SPA with L’Occitane has won the “Best Luxury Hotel Spa in the Thailand” category at the prestigious World Luxury Spa Awards 2016.

Le SPA with L’Occitane Wins 2016 World Luxury Spa Awards_Best Luxury Hotel Spa in the Thailand

Mr. William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, said recently, “It is an honour for Le SPA with L’Occitane to win such a prestigious award and be recognized as the “Best Luxury Hotel Spa in Thailand”. As the only spa in Bangkok partnered with the renowned L’Occitane brand, guests are assured a truly unique spa experience that combines Mediterranean-French philosophies with the finest traditions of Thailand’s healing arts.”

William added that Wellbeing was part of the Sofitel’s four pillars; a vision of hospitality that also includes Design, Culture, and Gastronomy. “Le SPA with L’Occitane only opened four years but our commitment to excellence has already resulted in numerous accolades including the “TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence” winner for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016, finalist in the “Best Luxury Hotel Spa in Thailand” category at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2015, winner of “Best Luxury Hotel Spa in Thailand” 2014, finalist in the “Best Luxury Fitness Spa in Thailand” category at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2014, and many more,” said William.

At Le SPA with L’Occitane professional therapists offer rejuvenating signature treatments, each using Spa L’Occitane’s premium quality natural products to soothe the senses and enhance wellbeing. Spa lovers can indulge themselves with the Immortelle Secret to Brightness beauty treatment, the tension-releasing Golden Siamese Massage, or experience natural healing with the Four Teas Ceremony and much more, all in the tranquil retreat of Le SPA with L’Occitane.


World Luxury Spa Awards Winner Logo (W)

Established in 2006, the World Luxury Spa Awards are recognized as the pinnacle of excellence within the spa industry. The awards are the result of votes by spa guests with genuine firsthand experience of spa services.

The World Luxury Spa Awards was held on Saturday 18 June 2016 at the 5-star Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina in Switzerland. Representatives from spas from all over the world were present and media coverage at the event included interviews and filming as each attendee was rewarded with their trophy on stage.


To enjoy your unique award-winning personal spa journey at Le SPA with L’Occitane, call: +66 (0) 2 126 9655 for reservations or email:

Le SPA with L’Occitane – 9th Floor, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Open daily: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.



From 9 – 11 June 2016, L’Appart welcomes the one Michelin star Chef Hervé Rodriguez.

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At Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, the French culinary genius invites diners to discover his exquisite flavors and beautifully presented cuisine in the sophisticated surroundings of its Parisian-styled rooftop bar and restaurant, L’Appart. For three nights only, Chef Hervé Rodriguez will showcase his extraordinary Michelin star cuisine with special menus and a gourmet wine dinner in celebration of the award-winning restaurant’s 4th anniversary.

In L’Appart’s sophisticated setting, guests can enjoy Chef Hervé’s truly exceptional menu of modern French cuisine, paired with a selection of exclusive wines. The refined set wine dinner will feature sublime dishes including perfect egg, pata negra and frita sauce served with Riesling Nikolaihof, 2014, followed by vinaigrette leek with crustacean coulis and buckwheat galette accompanied by Chablis Domaine Faiveley, 2014. Diners will also enjoy and choice of cod fish with nori, spinach and pistachio paired with Pouilly-Fumé, Les Chante Alouettes, Jean-Max Roger, 2014, and farmed organic chicken with oyster kimchi, kumquat and potato gnocchi to delight with Gevrey Chambertin Les Marchais Domaine Faiveley 2012 or Wagyu beef rib sous vide with black sesame, red shiso and prune to enjoy with Chateau l’Argilus du Roi, 2012. The refined evening of Michelin star cuisine will end with a divine dessert of Valrhona grand cru chocolate with red bell pepper and a glass of Taylor’s Port Ruby.

Cod fish, nori, spinach and pistachio

Prices: THB 6,000++ per person with wines pairing and THB 4,200++ per person without wine.

Born in the French city of Dijon, Michelin star Chef Hervé Rodriguez is known as the manipulateur de saveurs, the flavor manipulator, from which his renowned restaurant, MaSa, forges its name.

The seasoned chef was a former apprentice of the gastronomic arts in Michelin starred restaurants under Jean Crotet and Jacques Lameloise. After working in many other Michelin starred restaurants in France and refining his remarkable culinary skills, Chef Hervé and his wife Sophie opened MaSa in the Boulogne Billancourt district of Paris, and quickly gained a reputation for excellence. His own coveted Michelin star soon followed.

Chef Hervé is known for his inspired use of fresh ingredients and for improvisation.  A master of his art, he knows how to focus the attention of his diners with artistic plating and flavors that awakens the senses. Playful, precise, and passionate, Chef Hervé adds excitement to the pleasure of dining.

Join Chef Hervé Rodriguez at L’Appart from 9 – 11 June 2016 for a truly magnificent one Michelin star dining experience!


For reservations or further information, please call: 02 126 9999 ext L’Appart or e-mail:

Intimate and distinctly Parisian, L’Appart is an elegant rooftop bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown Sukhumvit. Diners can savour a creative menu of French-inspired cuisine made to share among friends or individually, sip wines or cocktails, and listen to cool DJ music while enjoying glittering 360-degree city views from the 32nd floor balcony. Daily offers from 5 pm to 7 pm ensure life is always magnifique!


L’Appart – 32nd Floor, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

Open Daily

Bar: 5 pm to 1 am

Dinner: 7 pm to 10:30 pm

Tapas: 5 pm to midnight

“LA NUIT BY SOFITEL” 4th Anniversary Party of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

A crowd of sophisticated, Bangkok celebrities, media, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit’s VIP guests and senior representatives of AccorHotels recently enjoyed a memorable “La Nuit by Sofitel” party at Le Grand Ballroom to celebrate the luxury hotel’s fourth anniversary.

La Nuit By Sofitel

“La Nuit by Sofitel”, the brands signature party concept, has been held in Sofitel Luxembourg Le Grand Ducal, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, Sofitel Marrakech Lounge & Spa, Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge and Sofitel

Dubai Downtown but this is the first time it has been showcased in Sofitel Hotels and Resorts in Southeast Asia.

The glamorous night at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts’ Southeast Asia flagship property, was led by Mr. William Haandrikman, General Manager of the hotel.

At the magnifique evening, 500 VIP guests were welcomed in the foyer area of Le Grand Ballroom on the seventh floor with creative cocktails. Guests were then escorted by the two elegant models wearing luxurious white roses and white orchid garlands costume and walked through a black tunnel entrance with white LED light bulb decoration to enter Le Grand Ballroom which had been transformed into a Parisian-inspired venue, completed with elegant French decor and a three-metre-high colorful macarons Eiffel Tower.

The glamorous crowd of celebrities, media and VIP guests dressed in white enjoyed a photo shoot in front of a sophisticated backdrop with the La Nuit by Sofitel logos before engaging in lively conversion and dance. Gourmet cuisine was served from six food stations – Charcuterie and Fromagerie, Foie Gras, Thai Delights, Les Crêpe, and Pâtisserie – to complement Veuve Clicquot Champagne, fine wines and creative cocktails from the two cool bars, including a stylish world class bar by Diageo Moet Hennessy (Thailand) and a luxurious bar by Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.

In his welcoming speech, William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit said, “The four pillars of our Sofitel brand are DESIGN, GASTRONOMY, CULTURE and WELL BEING, and each of you can experience them here at “La Nuit by Sofitel”. I would like to thank all for coming tonight and for the continued support you give to the hotel. We believe that 2016 is going to be a much stronger and more exciting year for the hotel and our valued guest.”

21.La Nuit By Sofitel at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit_Mini Concert by Burin Boonvisut

The fabulous fourth anniversary celebration also showcased live performances that reflected the components of La Nuit by Sofitel concept. Performances included an incredible magnificent grand opening LED Dance show, a mini concert by famous singer, Burin Boonvisut and his band, as well as a top DJ Kenny Keng. At the unforgettable party, guests also witnessed a Champagne popping ceremony with the Executive Committee team of the hotel, followed by interviews with five Thai celebrities.

A highlight of the evening was a lucky draw with two fabulous prizes for the two lucky winners. They received a 5-night trip for them with their partners to Paris via Cairo with the accommodations at the Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah in Cairo, as well as the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe or the Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel in Paris and fly by Egyptair Airlines’s business class. Mr.William Haandrikman, General Manager of the hotel, and Mr. Fouad Abdelhady, Bangkok Station Manager of EGYPTAIR Airlines, presented the prizes to the two lucky winners, Ms.Chaniprapa Manasuta, VIV – Senior Sales Manager VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. and Ms.Runcha Boribalburibhand. Sawitri Rochanapruk was the master of ceremonies throughout the chic evening soirée.


Bangkok city hotel

For the third consecutive year, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit has won the prestigious “Continent Winner Award” for the “Best Luxury Hotel” in Asia at the recent “World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015.”

The “World Luxury Hotel Awards” aim to raise standards within the luxury hotel industry by giving recognition to hotels for world class facilities and service excellence. The awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country, continent and global basis.

The award is particularly meaningful for Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit as votes are the result of actual guest experience and based on facilities and service excellence.

Mr.William Haandrikman, General Manager of Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, said recently “I am delighted to accept this prestigious award on behalf of our team. It is testament to our  hard work and dedication to ensuring high standards of service excellence for our guests. Since its doors opened in 2012, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit has become synonymous with luxury and is renowned for its unique blend of gracious Thai hospitality and French savoir faire.”

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Southeast Asia’s flagship for Sofitel Luxury Hotels, brings refined French elegance to Bangkok.

Opened in 2012, the 32-storey art deco-inspired hotel is located in the heart of Sukhumvit, the city’s vibrant downtown business and entertainment district.

The annual World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony, described as the Oscars of the hotel industry, is a world class event and an international networking opportunity that brings together the leaders of hospitality. It was held at Harbour Grand Hong Kong on 24th October 2015.

Luxury Hotel Award


Sofitel Revealed

Embark on a seven-month tour of Asia-Pacific with an exhibition of images curated by Pablo Picasso’s grandson, Olivier Widmaier Picasso. Launching at Sofitel Wanda Beijing and showing at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, one of the best Bangkok city hotels, for the first time in Asia-Pacific.

Showcasing the compelling photo of the intimate world’s greatest modern artists at work, including Dali, Picasso and van Dongen, come to discover how they revealed themselves to the photographer at S Gallery, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.

Olivier Widmaier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso and author of Picasso – Portrait Intime, has curated the exhibition, personally selecting 30 photographs from the archives of Paris Match, the famous French weekly magazine.

“Revealed” offers a glimpse behind the scenes of the artistic process as inspiration comes to life through expression and will be on exhibit in the following hotels in Asia-Pacific at:

 Sofitel Beijing Wanda – September 1, 2015 to September 20, 2015

 Sofitel Shanghai Hyland – October 13, 2015 to November 2, 2015

 Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich – November 13, 2015 to December 3, 2015

 Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit September 21 to December 5, 2015

 Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour – September 15 – October 23, 2015

 Sofitel Sydney Wentworth – December 14, 2015 –January 29, 2016

 Sofitel Melbourne on Collins – 8th February – March 29, 2016

Chairman & CEO of ACCORHotels Asia-Pacific, Mr. Michael Issenberg said that as an international ambassador of French elegance, Sofitel links its collection of addresses with culture, and collaborates with celebrated artists, writers and photographers.

Don’t miss the chance to see this exceptional collection of rare images on display at S Gallery, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit from September 21 to December 5, 2015.

S Gallery is open daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.