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A blend of French and Kiwi heritage

The opening of Sofitel Wellington in July marks the third luxury Sofitel Hotel in New Zealand, in addition to Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour and Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa. 

The 129-room property, which underwent a US$35 million development, is designed by award-winning New Zealand design firm SPACE Studios and Stephane Lombard, AccorHotels Director of Interior design for Asia Pacific.

The intertwining of local and French heritage is presented through a botanical inspired décor that is influenced by Wellington Gardens and the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. 

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Nestled between Wellington's historic landmarks "The Beehive" and the Botanical Gardens, Sofitel Wellington is set to become a must-stay attraction with its well-appointed rooms featuring beautiful vintage gold and bronze tones, Smart TVs and pampering rain showers; state-of-the-art technology across its three meeting and event spaces; resident restaurant Jardin Grill, which is set in a sheltered alfresco courtyard; and its lounge-cum-bar The Green Room, which offers a relaxed setting that is inspired by Bolton Street's lush gardens. 

Said Chris Sedgwick, senior vice president, AccorHotels New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia: ""Sofitel Wellington is a strategic addition to our New Zealand hotel network and will play a key role in further elevating Wellington's international profile and attractiveness as a key leisure and business destination."

Stays from 1 July, 2016 can be booked via accorhotels.com. Room rates start from US$155 (NZD$225) a night.