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“REVEALED” BY SOFITEL, A PHOTO EXHIBITION OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST MODERN ARTISTS AT WORK

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.

 

OUT OF CURIOSITY AT S GALLERY

Bruno Tanquerel’s imagery is a celebration of fantasy. Humour and sad-ness coincide in his assemblages, a mixture of familiarity and imagination. His art bears eloquent witness to Tanquerel’s life experience and to his sensitive observation of human comedy. The unique iconography may be understood as a form of poetic metaphor expressed with a system of private signs while his fusion of abstraction and figuration result in a gesturing of line which transforms the ordinary and everyday into dramatic theatricality.

Bangkok Art Gallery

Living most of his adult life in Paris, Tanquerel has witnessed first hand the art of great masters like Marcel Duchamp, and a close affinity can be drawn with the art of Paul Klee. Tanquerel, like Klee, searches for a means to represent the essence of human relationships through his compelling abstract pictorial expressive lines and inventive spaces.

Unlike the sinister farce which prevails in much contemporary art, a childlike innocence is felt in this body of work. This characteristic should not be mistaken for simple art; this art evinces a high degree of intelligence and sophistication, a paradoxical quality. Tanquerel opts to celebrate human relationships and the relevance of small intimate encounters instead of focusing on mass society with its psychological isolation and its complex political, economic, and architectural structures. His imagination seeks positive answers at a time when man’s tragic predicament is explicitly spot-lighted.
Come and join us for the opening night on the 18th of June at 6 p.m. or visit the two month solo exhibition beginning on the 8th of June.
S Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Meet Our New Chef At L’Appart Jerome Deconinck

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jerome Deconinck as the new chef at our elegant rooftop bar and restaurant L’Appart.

French national, Jerome Deconinck is a creative chef who has worked in some of the world’s top kitchens and exclusive hotels.

Print He began his culinary journey as apprentice to Michelin star chef, Georges Paccard at his restaurant, La Ciboulette in Annecy, France. Jerome was awarded “Best Apprentice of Haute Savoie 1996”, and selected for the “Best Apprentice in France” contest.

Jerome went on to work as Chef de Partie in the Department of the French Prime Minister where he created the daily menus for the prime minister and his cabinet.

The talented chef was also co-owner and Chef de Cuisine of the restaurant Le Français French Dining in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The venue was voted one of the city’s top ten restaurants by Malaysian Tatler, and Jerome won the “Award of Excellence for the Most Outstanding Festival Cuisine” during the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2007.

The passionate young chef’s impressive pedigree also includes a position as Chef de Cuisine at Le Pergolese at the Hilton Tokyo, sister restaurant of Stephane Gaborieau’s One Michelin Star restaurant in Paris.

Prior to joining Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Jerome was Executive Chef at Fauchon in Bangkok.

Jerome Deconinck is a gifted and experienced chef with an extraordinary knowledge of classic and contemporary French cuisine. At Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit he invites dinersto enjoy a unique gastronomic experience at L’Appart.

We Welcome New Executive Chef Jeremy Cayron

We delighted to announce the appointment of our new Executive Chef, Jeremy Cayron.

A French national, Chef Jeremy brings more than 15 years of culinary experience to Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. He has worked in some of the world’s top kitchens and exclusive hotels. Prior to his appointment at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, he was Executive Chef at Sofitel Chain Bridge Budapest, Hungary.

Executive Chef Jeremy As a young trainee, Chef Jeremy worked under the tuterlage of the legendary Alain Ducasse at Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. He went on to work at the renowned P’ tit Polyte, a Michelin star restaurant in Hôtel Chalet Mounier Les deux Alpes, France.

Previous appointments have also included Executive Sous Chef at Sofitel Montréal, Canada, and Executive Sous Chef/Operations Chef for Gulf Hotels, Manama in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Although trained in the classical style and passionate about traditional French cuisine, Chef Jeremy is also accomplished in theart of molecular gastronomy and uses the modern techniques to ensure diners enjoy a truly magnifique epicurean experience.

At Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Chef Jeremy looks forward to ensuring that diners at each of our popular dining venues is a unique gastronomic moment.

Sofitel Candle Ritual: French Elegance and Thai Culture

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As the sun sinks slowly behind the Bangkok skyline, guests can begin a relaxed evening in the City of Angels at the Sofitel candle ritual.

The enchanting daily ritual continues a French tradition that dates back to the 17th century and the reign of Louis XIV. Every evening in the Paris streets, flickering candles would be lit to reveal the mysteries of the night and the fashionable metropolis became known as Ville de Lumière – the City of Lights. Continue reading Sofitel Candle Ritual: French Elegance and Thai Culture