Dual 50Th Anniversary Celebration For Sofitel and For Sino-french Relations
SHANGHAI, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sofitel Shanghai Hyland was delighted to present A Magnifique Journey on November 11th (Tuesday) 2014 as part of the China tour to celebrate Sofitel’s successful first half-century and the flourishing relationship between France and China during the same time-frame. Music, dance, theatre and strong visual images transported audiences on A Magnifique Journey through five decades and between two continents.
Nostalgia, romance, glamour, colour, humour, digital images and more than a little theatrical magic combined in a fast-paced music and dance spectacular that contained something for everyone in 45 minutes. The Hotel’s Ballroom was transformed into a theatre space with 170 invited guests included Sofitel guests, partners and loyalty members.
This show was staged in Guangzhou and Nanjing recently, and then it shall continue to move on to another 5 Sofitel hotels after Shanghai, including Xian, Jinan, Chongqing, Chengdu and Macau as a finale on November 25th.
Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich – November 4th, 2014
Sofitel Nanjing Zhongshan Golf Resort – November 9th, 2014
Sofitel Shanghai Hyland – November 11th, 2014
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square – November 13th, 2014
Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza – November 15th, 2014
Sofitel Forebase Chongqing – November 19th, 2014
Sofitel Chengdu Taihe – November 21st, 2014
Sofitel Macau At Ponte 16 – November 25th, 2014
About the Programme
A Magnificent Journey incorporated all the arts in a series of vignettes that used various genres from jazzy steps to contemporary ballet against an eclectic selection of music that linked the very different world of the sixties to present-day in China and France. Stars of the show were French-Chinese singer and actress, Lou Wong, winner of many awards; and Anthony Esteve-Chuecos, multi-talented Parisian dancer and actor.
Artistic Director Lisa Souissa is also a choreographer with a strong background in performing art and management. She is a veteran instructor of contemporary ballet for major international production companies including Cirque du Soleil and Dragone Entertainment Group. Technical Director Jason Graham has had wide experience from major sporting events to large-scale theatrical productions and touring shows. Currently he is the Sound Department Head for The House of Dancing Water in Macau.
The performers played multiple roles as this fast-paced production transported the audience from a fashionable pavement café in 1960s in Paris to some of China’s most beautiful scenic and historic regions. Next stop found them is St Tropez in the South of France, in the exhilarating and highly competitive world of a French show business audition. The action returned to China for the closing celebration which combined music and dance to express Sofitel’s successful fusion of the best of Chinese and French tradition.
Sofitel Celebrates Art & Culture
Since the beginning, Sofitel’s corporate culture has been inspired by the French art de vivre. The company’s three strategic pillars include design and innovation, the celebration of fine food and wine and, last but not least, the passion for culture and events. "It is an essential part of the Sofitel way of life to celebrate the company’s French heritage through cultural events linked to literature, fashion and art," commented Michel Molliet, Vice President of Sofitel Greater China. "After two successive years of popular Musique Littéraire productions, we created something even more ambitious for this dual golden anniversary of Sofitel’s founding and the establishment of formal cultural links between France and China. Our guests have come to expect a culturally enriching experience when they stay in one of our hotels and I am happy that this Magnifique Journey brought a memorable and entertaining evening to our guests."
Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance
Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French "art de vivre".
Sofitel Legend and & Sofitel So are two labels that come to enrich Sofitel Luxury hotels.
Sofitel Legend hotels are iconic and mythical; they are often centuries-old listed heritage buildings: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam and Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena and Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian.
Sofitel So hotels are new « boutique hotels » characterized by a stylish focus on contemporary design by famous architects and/or embellished by international celebrities from the world of fashion, design or art: Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre, Sofitel So Bangkok and Sofitel So Singapore.
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