As if The Big Apple is not magnificent and worldly enough, yet Sofitel Luxury Hotels has managed to infuse a giant piece of Paris right into the heart of this bustling metropolis. Located at 45 West 44th Street in midtown NYC, guests have a short commute from JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Airport and arrive at a corner of heaven. Once settled in, they enjoy easy access to the venerable Rockefeller Center, dynamic Times Square with its iconic Broadway theaters, upscale shopping on 5th Avenue, world-class art museums and multiple corporate headquarters. Architect Brennan Beer Gorman sets the stage with spectacular city views from the limestone and glass thirty-story tower. French neo-art deco interiors from brilliant designer Pierre-Yves Rochon remind you of life in gay Paree. Guests are enveloped in lush comfort and sophisticated artwork which exudes the feel of gracious living.

A stunning lobby replicates the style of the Chrysler Building, and lets guests know they have entered a world apart from the ordinary. Elegant fireplaces and shelves of art books invite visitors to relax and feel at home. The NYC Sofitel offers the choice of 398 spacious rooms including numerous luxury suites, many with private terraces, which combine the gentle feel of Parisian art deco and 1940s Manhattan style. With New York City know for tiny spaces, rooms are beautifully appointed and every detail is exquisite, including spacious marble baths, wood-framed beveled mirrors, marble vanities, and imported French bath amenities by Lanvin or Hermès. Comfortable decadence like this has not been seen since the reign of Louis XIV! Custom hardwood headboards invite guests to fall into bed and rest comfortably on SoBed, their unique feather-top and duvet sleep system and nightly turn-down service with Evian water leaves you nothing to do but enjoy your sweet, sweet dreams.

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General Manager Vincent Vienne explains that,

“We offer guests a distinct and intimate hotel experience here in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, creating a personalised experience for all of our guests. Sofitel is known for blending French “art de vivre” with the local culture and guests encounter this throughout their stay from the Parisian Art Deco-inspired guest-rooms and elegant floral displays to the exquisite brasserie cuisine at Gaby.”

Travel back to the elegance of a Paris night as you enter the lush on-site restaurant and bar, Gaby Brasserie Française. It was designed to evoke the joy of a Parisian model, Gaby, who came to New York in the 1920s and fell in love with the city. The restaurant is a true gem and exquisite delight. Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey serves classic French and international cuisine, but is not afraid to take risks and startle clients with a unique pairing or taste sensation. He even put it all on the line and can stake claim to being the winner of the fourth season of the Food Network’s “Chopped” series, but he truly came into his own long before that competition by offering guests amazing food in this inspiring venue.

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Executive Chef Sylvain Harribey is a delight and visits guest’s tables sharing his belief that,

“French cooking is in my DNA. Growing up in France I spent my days in the kitchen with my mother. She’s been a huge inspiration in my love for cooking and I enjoy putting all of that into the dishes I create. When guests come to dine at Gaby I’m determined to give them a French experience from start to finish. From the gastronomy to the ambiance to the wait staff and the overall dining experience, we make our customers feel like they’ve stepped into a piece of Paris.”

With its strategic location you never know who you will run into in the Gaby Bar, which is quickly becoming known as the place to meet and enjoy cocktails, fine wines and a bit of the bubbly. Not to be forgotten is the world-class service one expects at Sofitel Luxury Hotels. Guests are greeted with a welcoming “bonjour” and have access to 24 hour room service. There is an international staff which speaks 52 languages, with a French-speaking ambassador in each department. International newspapers are delivered to provide updates on world events.

The prime location and functional luxury of the spaces also make Sofitel NYC a perfect destination for business meetings and conferences. Attendees can enjoy a magnificent banquet reception in Le Grand Paris Ballroom, or experience French culinary touches such as boulangerie, fromage and crêpes. It can also afford the perfect backdrop for a memorable New York destination wedding that the wedding party and guests will truly appreciate.

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Sofitel is a French luxury hotel brand which has put its mark on properties in almost forty countries, but perhaps none better than what it has achieved right here in the U.S.A. This perfect and unparalleled combination of beauty, service, and quality has been recognized with many honors including in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels Ranking – Silver Badge in 2014 and AAA Four Diamond Award in 2015, but the best reviews come from guests who keep coming back for stay after stay because they have experienced such a memorable visit. The Sofitel is positively très bien, but also très chic!

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