Sofitel’s special rate, travelers can benefit from exceptional promotions when they reserve online.These deals include discounts of up to 50% during winter and summer.Deluxe, Executive Hotel Rooms, Fully Serviced Apartments, Food & Health club Sofitel hotels are located in the world’s leading business and holiday destinations. The prestige of these establishment has made Sofitel internationally synonymous with the best in hospitality. Yet every Sofitel is unique, revealing the soul of the destination with a “story” that affords guests new and memorable experiences throughout their stay. Sofitel embodies the French “art de vivre” in the elegance of the interior design, the warmth of the welcome, the sophistication of the services, and the art of exceptional cuisine. 1964: The very first Sofitel opens in Strasbourg, France. 1974: Sofitel’s grand opening in the U.S.; in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1983: The Accor Group is born. 1995: Sofitel’s network includes 100 hotels; 18,472 bedrooms; 12,500 employees; throughout 40 countries worldwide. 1997: Sofitel becomes part of Accor’s multi-brand group. 2000: Two big strides for 2000… after 10 years with no new openings in the U.S., Sofitel cuts the ribbons in downtown Philadelphia and New York City’s Times Square. 2002: Major international expansion: Sofitel opens its doors in Europe (London, Marseille, Cologne); Africa (Marrakech); North America (Chicago, Washington, Montreal); South America (Quito); and Asia (Shanghai, Bangkok). 2004: Sofitel opened 31 hotels including 20 Dorint in Germany Germany, The Netherlands, Austria and Spain 2005: Sofitel continued its growth with such openings in Asia, in Australia, in New Zealand, in Fidji Islands, in Tunisia, in United Kingdom and in Spain. Nowadays, Sofitel is the prestige brand of Accor Hotels. The brand encompasses nearly 200 upper upscale hotels in 53 countries.