Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is to undergo a $15 million refurbishment of all 360 guest rooms as part of a transformation project that aims to bring its ‘Live the French Way’ essence to life.

“We have created every room with its own design mood; the bed head, the unique chair or the art on the wall, everything has been created saying out loud… Let’s French It!” said Sofitel Melbourne General Manager, Clive Scott AM.

“The hotel is looking forward to welcoming guests in early 2022 to not only enjoy the new rooms, but also to live the refreshed service culture exemplifying French ‘Joy de Vivre.’”

Angled shutters follow the triangular structure of the building’s architecture

Each room will feature new, statement furniture in the form of a deep blue armchair and footrest. The bold and contemporary style is said to be symbolic of Melbourne’s colourful streetscape and laneway artwork.

Renowned architect I.M. Pei, who originally designed the hotel, has influenced the choice of Sofitel Melbourne interiors once again.

Understated, minimalist art features in every room

The new look also includes contemporary carpet and furniture, modern room fixtures and French inspired photography. The rooms include an angled mirror and timber window shutters, following the triangular structural framing of the building’s architecture and all rooms include new beds, bed heads, TV cabinet, table and luggage rack.

The final look will be unveiled to guests next month.