Throughout the summer, Sofitel Luxury Hotels are
offering travellers a ‘Chic Picnic’ promotion, providing a chance
to explore a chosen city and take in the sights, before settling
down to enjoy a sumptuous picnic of local delicacies prepared by
the hotel Chef.
Sofitel hotels are located in some of the
world’s most charming and picturesque cities, each with plenty to
explore. From the Summer Palace (Beijing), the City of Flowers (Dalat),
the Tuileries gardens (Paris), and the famous canals of Amsterdam,
Sofitel hotels are located near some of the world’s most idyllic
The picnic baskets
will be personalised to each city and can be tailored accordingly
to a guest’s specific tastes and needs. In addition, the basket will
contain many tempting gastronomic delights that are traditionally
found in French kitchens.
For a three-night minimum stay,
the Chic Picnic Package, available from 1 June to 31 August 2009,
- late check-out guaranteed
- a picnic basket to enjoy during the stay
all bookings made before 5 July 2009, Sofitel will offer a free
night’s accommodation for all 4-night breaks, or 2 free nights’
accommodation for all 8-night stays.
hotel the staff are on hand to recommend a perfect spot for
guests to enjoy their picnics. For example - with a mainly Asian
Silom: Escape from the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city in
one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest parks – Lumpini. Relax in
Bangkok’s answer to ‘Central Park’, which sees concerts and other
events taking place through the rainy season with just about
every activity imaginable available, including a library.
Sofitel Shanghai Hyland: Visit Lu Xun Park and watch in awe as
the elderly residents of this metropolis practise traditional
forms of exercise and leisure activities in this popular public
space. Alternatively let the megacity slip away from you and enjoy
your picnic in Chang Feng Park where a soothing atmosphere is
ensured thanks to new plants in bloom all year round.
Sofitel Wanda Beijing: Once a summer retreat for emperors, this
290-acre park named Summer Palace is still a retreat for the
crowd-weary tourist. It’s the perfect place to relax or stroll
around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and a huge
lake, stopping along the way to enjoy your basket of treats.
Sofitel Seminyak Bali: With peace and innermost serenity as
two of the main Balinese psychological traits, parks and gardens
are central to their existence. Enjoy your picnic with the most
eclectic company in any of the animal parks that Bali has to
offer; from elephant to butterfly, you’re sure to be wowed by
nature at it’s most beautiful.
Sofitel Dalat Palace:
Situated right next to a lake, in the heart of Dalat, this hotel
provides an easy way to enjoy your picnic. Guests are surrounded
by a beautiful park, which retains its original 1920’s style and
charm. Venture further a field and you are spoilt for choice with
places to enjoy your basket, they don’t call it the ‘city of
flowers’ for nothing.
Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16: Within
the all-encompassing vibrant city, you can have a relaxing picnic
in Macau’s unruffled and scenic parks. Wander around the marvelous
buildings built amidst serene Chinese gardens and enjoy your food
in the company of the finest Gothic architecture of the colonial
Sofitel Metropole Hanoi: The capital city, Hanoi,
has some of the most beautiful national parks and gardens in
Vietnam. Take your picnic to any of the parks, such as Quoc Tu
Giam Park, and the lush foliage and soft greenery all around will
be a treat to your eyes whilst the food will be a treat to your
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila: Guests
staying in Manila should take their baskets to Paco Park, a unique
landmark in the city. Take a leisurely stroll to better admire the
tranquil beauty of the park before experiencing Paco Park
Presents, a yearlong series of free concerts and cultural events
held every Friday evening. Or why not take a stroll around Rizal
Park, considered the symbolic seat of the nation’s heart and soul.
Sofitel London St James: In the heart of the city, set
amongst some of London’s greatest attractions Sofitel St James
provides the perfect location from which to explore London. Guests
can enjoy their picnic in any one of the nearby Royal parks: Green
Park, St James Park, Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park.
Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg: Guests can relax among the biggest
and oldest formal gardens in Paris at the famous Jardin des
Tuileries; immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a Parisian
hotspot along the banks of the Seine; or take in the beautiful
monuments and museums at the Esplanade des Invalides, and enjoy
their picnic on the lawns.
This offer is valid
from 1 June to 31 August 2009.
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