Accor partners with Shanghai Xinguang Technology Development Group to develop Sofitel Shanghai South
Accor, in partnership with Shanghai Xinguang Technology Development Group, is pleased to announce the development of Sofitel Shanghai Southa stunning 293-key luxury urban resort, scheduled to open in 2025. Sofitel Shanghai South will be a landmark among the new development of Zhuanghang Town in Fengxian District – one of the city’s most fascinating and fastest growing areas in history, with a major revitalization plan in Classes. New Sofitel Shanghai South will feature the brand’s signature modern French style, skillfully blended with Shanghai’s rich traditional culture, while creating a sustainable and prosperous future with an environmentally friendly development approach.
A new destination of growth and unlimited opportunity, Zhuanghang City is developing space and infrastructure to attract new generations of investors, tourists and residents, while preserving its unique history, heritage and culture. The privileged location of Sofitel Shanghai South rests along the banks of the Huangpu River, surrounded by a complete ecosystem of lush green woods and abundant orchards that characterize Zhuanghang New Town. Rich in natural resources and clean air, the area is an attractive destination for Shanghai residents as well as business and leisure travelers to the Yangtze River Delta region. Located about 40 km from downtown Shanghai and 30 km from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Sofitel Shanghai South will be just one hour away from Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
A low-rise hotel in the middle of a sprawling resort complex, the new Sofitel Shanghai South will be surrounded by the wild luxury of the Zhuanghang Conservation Forest and the fresh scents of the woods and wildflowers. A rooftop urban farm concept will integrate natural forests with the hotel garden, while offering a rooftop bar, restaurant and event space for special moments in the sun or under the stars. Guests of Sofitel Shanghai South take in sparkling views of the Huangpu River from the hotel’s sun-drenched atrium hallways, panoramic guest room windows, and the spectacular infinity pool, sitting majestically above metasequoias and camphor trees in the forest below.
Sustainability and respect for the natural environment are core values for Accor and Shanghai Xinguang Technology Development Group and drive the design and development of Sofitel Shanghai South. The hotel’s design theme is inspired by the sika deer in the surrounding conservation forest, and 《小雅 鹿鸣》 – The Deer Call – taken from The book of songs, the first collection of poetry from ancient China. The hotel’s architectural vision is designed by AND Studio, an international firm recognized for its ability to integrate natural ecology and cultural significance into its design plans. The hotel’s construction adheres to green building standards and certification – with an emphasis on energy efficiency, eco-friendly materials and technologically advanced systems. As a place of natural beauty, lush wilderness and unique hospitality experiences, Sofitel Shanghai South will open the doors to design inspired by the charm and character of the land, rivers and all things nature.
As an urban luxury resort, Sofitel Shanghai South will reside among a 40,000 m² retail complex. All 293 rooms will offer private balconies to enjoy superior forest and river views. Two ballrooms of 1,500 m2 and 700 m2 are generously sized for events, parties or business occasions. The hotel will include exclusive restaurants and bars, a lobby lounge, executive lounge, fitness center, spa and swimming pool. A green outdoor area on the ground floor provides an expansive garden, ideal for outdoor weddings, small concerts and multi-function events overlooking the Huangpu River.
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts is a highly sought-after brand in Greater China given the strong affinity of Chinese travelers for luxury and the French way of life. Sofitel has a well-established presence in Greater China with 22 magnificent hotels and resorts in key destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Xian, Kunming, Guiyang, Sanya and Haikou. The recent signing of the Sofitel Shanghai North Bund – and now Sofitel Shanghai South – demonstrate the strong commitment of the brand to continue its expansion across China.
Sofitel Shanghai South