Sofitel Dubai Downtown: Five years of superb hospitality

Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Sofitel Dubai Downtown is celebrating five years of successful operations in the bustling emirate.

Since its inauguration in May 2014, the property has welcomed close to one million guests, originating from 200 countries, with 1.3 million people having been served at the hotel’s seven restaurants and lounges.

Sofitel Dubai Downtown has also scooped nine awards from some of the tourism industry’s leading regional and international award bodies.


On the milestone, the property’s general manager, Klaus Assmann said: “In the last five years, our unique blend of local culture and refined European heritage has been a mainstay in Dubai. At the crux of our success is our incredible team of seasoned professionals; their commitment and dedication have ensured excellence at every touchpoint of the guest journey.”

Assmann continued to say that the Dubai landscape is constantly changing, so it is imperative for the property to keep ahead of the curve through innovation.

“The launch of the Coca-Cola Arena, the introduction of Gate Avenue in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and our proximity to established attractions, including the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera, City Walk and La Mer, will allow us to maximise our position as the ideal base for entertainment and exploring the city,” he concluded.

Forming part of the celebrations, Sofitel Dubai Downtown has launched five new offerings to enhance its world-class facilities.

Located on the third floor of the hotel, Club Millesime, a newly designed Executive VIP Lounge with a touch of French flair, offers all Club room and suite guests the opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor dining areas, a cigar lounge, a living room, a relaxation area with massage chairs and a private board room.

Over the summer period, the hotel will also be debuting an exclusive floor for female travellers, Sofie’s Ladies’ Floor, located on the 15th floor. It will feature 12 exquisite rooms and suites. Rooms will comprise several elegant feminine touches and a host of amenities to enhance the experience and provide added comfort, service, style and quality.

Sofitel Dubai Downtown has also introduced Gallery, the latest addition to its event space. Located on the ground floor and featuring high ceilings, natural light, contemporary artistic décor and paintings, Gallery offers indoor and outdoor space, direct access from the street and can accommodate up to 120 guests.

Another new addition to Sofitel Dubai Downtown’s facilities is the Luxury Le Petit Prince Family Room. Featuring ample space for two adults and two children, thanks to the clever introduction of foldable bunk beds. The room comfortably accommodates two adults and two children below 12 years. The new room category will be launched over the summer.

Le Petit Prince Kids Club has also been recently upgraded. Located on the fifth floor of the hotel, the kids’ club offers indoor and outdoor playgrounds, games, toys and books for different age groups. With the introduction of the new family-friendly room category and upgrade of the kids’ club, the hotel is aiming to attract more families and become a preferred family destination within Downtown Dubai.