Press Release – Sofitel
The new Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour will be the most glamorous destination in the city for Fashion Week, with the hotel displaying six garments from French designer Christian Lacroix during the festival, as well as hosting a range of stylish events …Sofitel Offers an Exclusive Taste of Christian Lacroix for Fashion Week Visitors
Sofitel Auckland becomes French house of High Fashion
10 August, 2012 – The new Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour will be the most glamorous destination in the city for Fashion Week, with the hotel displaying six garments from French designer Christian Lacroix during the festival, as well as hosting a range of stylish events for the most discerning fashionistas.
It is only fitting that the very French Sofitel hotel should play host to designs by the world-renowned couturier who has dressed the likes of Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman and most recently the ambassadors at Sofitel So Bangkok. His sumptuous and very theatrical uniforms for the boutique So Hotel will proudly be on display in the hotel’s lobby for all to enjoy.
The Sofitel has been selected to provide an exclusive designated area for designers, VIPs and media during the Festival, so all the most beautiful people in town will be there. The hotel will also be offering ‘Tea with Lacroix’ – a French high-tea’, fashion-inspired cocktails and a sumptuous small plates menu throughout the week.
Guests will be able to enjoy the day’s highlights from the collections displayed on large Samsung LCD televisions. This footage will also be projected on the hotel lobby’s signature water feature so that guests can be completely immersed in the excitement of the event during their stay. Glowing mannequins will add that unique factor to the lobby’s main water feature.
For the ultimate glam lifestyle, the Sofitel is offering a special Fashion Week package for two people including 2 night’s accommodation in the Prestige Suite, transfers to and from the hotel in the Sofitel Jaguar, dinner for two in Lava Dining, a bottle of Perrier Jouêt Champagne, breakfast daily and a make-over with your own personal shopper and colour consultant for a day, all for $3995. This package is available from 27 August to 14 September inclusive, subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information or to make a reservation, email H8577@sofitel.com or contact the hotel on (09) 909 9000
Located on the waterfront, the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is one of the most stylish hotels in the city, with rooms boasting panoramic views over Waitemata Harbour. Facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre, pool, restaurant, bar and concierge services. For more, visit www.sofitel.com
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