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Should you happen to walk down Singapore’s Robinson Road, you might notice that the business district has a new acquisition: the Sofitel So Singapore hotel has just opened its doors to the public.
 
The hotel, part of the Accor group, is divided into two wings: one is the original building that dates back to 1927, and the other is a brand new extension. 134 rooms are divided across these two wings, all of which were designed by Isabelle Miaja of the MIAJA Design Group. Drawing on her French heritage, Miaja infused the hotel’s interior with a French feel reminiscent of Parisian apartments.  
 
Creative director Karl Lagerfeld was brought onboard to design the hotel’s logo. Using Singapore’s legendary emblem, the lion, he created “The Lion’s Seal” which appears throughout the hotel whether engraved on doorknockers, or embroidered on bathrobes. Commenting on his choice, Lagerfeld said: “Singapore is an Asian powerhouse – the city of the future. Stories of its history and evolution have inspired me, especially the discovery of the island and the mystical lion it was named after. The lion has historically symbolised courageousness, elegance and leadership. The Emblem is a result of that combined inspiration.” He also designed the hotel staff’s uniforms.

With La BiblioteK, a library curated by Lagerfeld or a dine-in-bed table at the hotel restaurant, Sofitel So is intent on offering its guests a full luxury experience, one which seamlessly blends elements from France and Singapore.