PHILADELPHIA / ART
The Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculpture Diana has adorned the top of Philadelphia Museum of Art's Great Stair Hall for more than eighty years. Not far from Sofitel Philadelphia, Designed by Stanford White, it was created in 1892–93 as a gilded weather vane for the tower of New York’s Madison Square Garden. Conservators recently restored “Diana,” including the application of 180 square feet of gold leaf to restore its original shine. How magnifique! 

PHILADELPHIA / ART

The Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculpture Diana has adorned the top of Philadelphia Museum of Art's Great Stair Hall for more than eighty years. Not far from Sofitel Philadelphia, Designed by Stanford White, it was created in 1892–93 as a gilded weather vane for the tower of New York’s Madison Square Garden. Conservators recently restored “Diana,” including the application of 180 square feet of gold leaf to restore its original shine. How magnifique! 

PHILADELPHIA / ART

The Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculpture Diana has adorned the top of Philadelphia Museum of Art's Great Stair Hall for more than eighty years. Not far from Sofitel Philadelphia, Designed by Stanford White, it was created in 1892–93 as a gilded weather vane for the tower of New York’s Madison Square Garden. Conservators recently restored “Diana,” including the application of 180 square feet of gold leaf to restore its original shine. How magnifique! 

ISLAMIC ART / LOUVRE
The Louvre boasts one of the world’s finest collections in the field of Islamic Art, brilliantly illustrating the world of Islam’s culture. Some 3,000 objects are on display, spanning 1,300 years of history and three continents, from Spain to Southeast Asia. Just as impressive is the architecture of the Denon wing’s glass structure, designed by the internationally renowned Mario Belliini and Rudy Ricciotti. Don’t miss it! 
 

ISLAMIC ART / LOUVRE

The Louvre boasts one of the world’s finest collections in the field of Islamic Art, brilliantly illustrating the world of Islam’s culture. Some 3,000 objects are on display, spanning 1,300 years of history and three continents, from Spain to Southeast Asia. Just as impressive is the architecture of the Denon wing’s glass structure, designed by the internationally renowned Mario Belliini and Rudy Ricciotti. Don’t miss it! 

 

ISLAMIC ART / LOUVRE

The Louvre boasts one of the world’s finest collections in the field of Islamic Art, brilliantly illustrating the world of Islam’s culture. Some 3,000 objects are on display, spanning 1,300 years of history and three continents, from Spain to Southeast Asia. Just as impressive is the architecture of the Denon wing’s glass structure, designed by the internationally renowned Mario Belliini and Rudy Ricciotti. Don’t miss it! 

 

BANGKOK TEMPLE
Ask anyone who has been to Bangkok what their ‘must see’ list of the city entails, and without fail they’ll include The Grand Palace. Deep within its grounds you’ll find Thailand’s most sacred sight, the Emerald Buddha (Phra Kaew Morakot). The temple site is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country, and is an essential palladium of Thai society. Best of all, you’ll find it only a short distance from Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Magnifique! 

BANGKOK TEMPLE

Ask anyone who has been to Bangkok what their ‘must see’ list of the city entails, and without fail they’ll include The Grand Palace. Deep within its grounds you’ll find Thailand’s most sacred sight, the Emerald Buddha (Phra Kaew Morakot). The temple site is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country, and is an essential palladium of Thai society. Best of all, you’ll find it only a short distance from Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Magnifique! 

BANGKOK TEMPLE

Ask anyone who has been to Bangkok what their ‘must see’ list of the city entails, and without fail they’ll include The Grand Palace. Deep within its grounds you’ll find Thailand’s most sacred sight, the Emerald Buddha (Phra Kaew Morakot). The temple site is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country, and is an essential palladium of Thai society. Best of all, you’ll find it only a short distance from Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. Magnifique! 

GUIMET / PARIS
The Guimet Museum is one of our favorite Paris finds. Located in the 16th arrondissement, don’t miss it for one of the largest collections of Asian art outside of Asia. Magnifique! 

GUIMET / PARIS

The Guimet Museum is one of our favorite Paris finds. Located in the 16th arrondissement, don’t miss it for one of the largest collections of Asian art outside of Asia. Magnifique! 

GUIMET / PARIS

The Guimet Museum is one of our favorite Paris finds. Located in the 16th arrondissement, don’t miss it for one of the largest collections of Asian art outside of Asia. Magnifique! 

BOWIE / CHICAGO
One of the most anticipated exhibitions in the US for 2014, David Bowie Is, arrives at MCA Chicago on September 23.  David Bowie Is presents the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago located only moments from Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. 

BOWIE / CHICAGO

One of the most anticipated exhibitions in the US for 2014, David Bowie Is, arrives at MCA Chicago on September 23.  David Bowie Is presents the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago located only moments from Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

BOWIE / CHICAGO

One of the most anticipated exhibitions in the US for 2014, David Bowie Is, arrives at MCA Chicago on September 23.  David Bowie Is presents the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago located only moments from Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

MELBOURNE LIGHT
The morning light shining through the glass lighting at the unique cultural precinct Federation Square, in Melbourne Australia. The headquarters of Melbourne Festival and home to many major cultural attractions, find it just minutes from Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. 

MELBOURNE LIGHT

The morning light shining through the glass lighting at the unique cultural precinct Federation Square, in Melbourne Australia. The headquarters of Melbourne Festival and home to many major cultural attractions, find it just minutes from Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

MELBOURNE LIGHT

The morning light shining through the glass lighting at the unique cultural precinct Federation Square, in Melbourne Australia. The headquarters of Melbourne Festival and home to many major cultural attractions, find it just minutes from Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

DESIGN STAR
Inspired by the Gothic magnificence of St Stephens Cathedral, a short stroll away, renowned French architect Jean Nouvel has created an artwork of design - the magnifique Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom. 

DESIGN STAR

Inspired by the Gothic magnificence of St Stephens Cathedral, a short stroll away, renowned French architect Jean Nouvel has created an artwork of design - the magnifique Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

DESIGN STAR

Inspired by the Gothic magnificence of St Stephens Cathedral, a short stroll away, renowned French architect Jean Nouvel has created an artwork of design - the magnifique Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

ARTIST PROFILE
Painter, sculptor and architect Georges Rousse is an artist of many traits, but is unmistakably a photographer at heart.  The French artist has been creating his painted perspective installations in abandoned and soon-to-be demolished buildings since the 1980′s, and we’re big fans. He has participated in numerous biennials in some of our favorite cities (Paris, Venice, Sydney), and can be seen in several European galleries and major collections in many of the cities that we call home. 

ARTIST PROFILE

Painter, sculptor and architect Georges Rousse is an artist of many traits, but is unmistakably a photographer at heart.  The French artist has been creating his painted perspective installations in abandoned and soon-to-be demolished buildings since the 1980′s, and we’re big fans. He has participated in numerous biennials in some of our favorite cities (Paris, Venice, Sydney), and can be seen in several European galleries and major collections in many of the cities that we call home. 

ARTIST PROFILE

Painter, sculptor and architect Georges Rousse is an artist of many traits, but is unmistakably a photographer at heart.  The French artist has been creating his painted perspective installations in abandoned and soon-to-be demolished buildings since the 1980′s, and we’re big fans. He has participated in numerous biennials in some of our favorite cities (Paris, Venice, Sydney), and can be seen in several European galleries and major collections in many of the cities that we call home. 

FRENCH ART  / LA
One of our favorite Museums in North America, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is currently showing the last weeks of “Van Gogh to Kandinsky Expressionism in Germany and France.”
The exhibit is only moments from Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, and features 90 paintings and 45 works on paper that tell the story of the extraordinary cultural dialogue taking place amongst artists of the time. The exhibition features numerous loans from major museums in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as various private collections; with 40 artists—including Cézanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Robert Delaunay, Paul Signac, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabrielle Münter, and Franz Marc. Don’t miss it. 

FRENCH ART  / LA

One of our favorite Museums in North America, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is currently showing the last weeks of “Van Gogh to Kandinsky Expressionism in Germany and France.”

The exhibit is only moments from Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, and features 90 paintings and 45 works on paper that tell the story of the extraordinary cultural dialogue taking place amongst artists of the time. The exhibition features numerous loans from major museums in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as various private collections; with 40 artists—including Cézanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Robert Delaunay, Paul Signac, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabrielle Münter, and Franz Marc. Don’t miss it. 

FRENCH ART  / LA

One of our favorite Museums in North America, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is currently showing the last weeks of “Van Gogh to Kandinsky Expressionism in Germany and France.”

The exhibit is only moments from Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, and features 90 paintings and 45 works on paper that tell the story of the extraordinary cultural dialogue taking place amongst artists of the time. The exhibition features numerous loans from major museums in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, as well as various private collections; with 40 artists—including Cézanne, van Gogh, Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Robert Delaunay, Paul Signac, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabrielle Münter, and Franz Marc. Don’t miss it.