SOFITEL / DESIGN
Set in an Art Deco skyscraper by Jan Kleihues, Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm oozes style. This chic Berlin design hotel feature striking art by Junior Toscanelli, paintings by Katrin Kampmann, sculptures by Dietrich Klinge, a bronze painted by Marcus Lüpertz and graffiti by Miss Tic. Magnifique!
Cracking the top 50 on the list of world fashion capitals according to the Global Language Monitor, Montréal is a city full of flair, style and innate fashion sense.
From haute couture to ready-to-wear fashion, from antiques to art galleries, Sofitel Montréal is well positioned to tackle this magnifique shopping mecca. Start your spree at the boutiques of Sainte Catherine Street, one of North America’s longest and most dynamic shopping arteries. From there, escape to our own underground pedestrian network, home to more than 1,700 shops and several department stores. The come up for air (and some cutting-edge chic fashion finds) at the iconic Holt Renfrew, one of our favorite department stores in all of North America.
Our award-winning concierge team at Sofitel Montreal will be happy to provide their seasonal favorites. Get shopping!
(Image: Manolo Blahnik color via Holt Renfrew)
Followers of lifeismagnifique will know that we feature books and art from inside our hotels every week.
Perusing the books scattered around Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort we discovered this blast of color care of pop art sensation Roy Lichtenstein. While the subject matter of ‘landscapes’ seems unlike Lichtenstein’s early Pop comic paintings, his landscapes were in fact appropriated from the backgrounds of cartoon scenes - very Lichtenstein. In fact he used the same durable halftone dots but here distilled the compositions down to the most basic pictorial elements. How magnifique!
We love finding new art in Sofitel locations around the world.
Inspired by a poem titled ‘La Chevelure’ by French poet Charles Baudelaire, Elaine Cameron-Weir’s sculpture ‘Blue Black' (2011, wood, paint, coconut oil, concrete) is not to be missed. Currently on view as part of Objects of Desire, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Feel like a little spring fashion love? Since taking the reigns at Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane has transformed his shows into multi-sensory experiences - from hypnotic LED lights that hover over the runway to sounds of California’s next generation of musicians that fill the space. If you can’t wait for his next Paris show, make your way down to YSL for window art that echoes the electricity of this reborn house of cool.
Image, Saint Laurent Sloane Street, London, courtesy of Sofitel London Heathrow guest Mr Andrew Grant.
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