Ideally located on the Kirchberg plateau, the five-star Sofitel Luxembourg Europe enchants guests with superlative service, luxurious facilities and gastronomic delights.
TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER | PHOTOS: SOFITEL LUXEMBOURG EUROPE | MAIN IMAGE: SOFITEL LUXEMBOURG EUROPE – LUXEMBOURG (VILLE). PHOTO: © ABACA CORPORATE/DONJA PITSCH
The magic begins the moment you walk through the door. Behind the hotel’s sparkling facade is the majestic Atrium, a glass dome which ensures total brightness throughout the year and creates a feeling of depth, freedom and lightness. “I would compare it to a ‘Grand Place’, somewhere you can admire the ballet of everyday life in the hotel,” begins general manager Fernando López Lens.
Designed for ultimate comfort, the hotel offers 109 spacious rooms and suites, all of which were renovated in 2018 and are equipped with the latest technology. Flagship products, such as MyBed™ bedding or Hermès welcome toiletries, enhance the luxury feel.
Service is given the utmost importance, and the hotel is renowned for the quality of the amenities offered. “Every Sofitel ambassador, whatever his sector – be it reception, room service or catering – personalises their relationship with the client,” explains Mr. López Lens. “The ‘cousu-main’ approach consists of knowing your client and personalising every service to create a tailor-made experience.”
When it comes to wining and dining, the hotel offers its guests an extraordinary sensory experience. Foodies will adore the gourmet Italian cuisine at the Oro e Argento restaurant, with the Risotto Oro e Argento (containing truffle, gold leaf and duck foie gras) being an absolute must. Meanwhile, the Le Stübli is the go-to place for indulging in authentic dishes inspired by Luxembourg.
After dinner, head to Havana Lounge, the only cigar bar in Luxembourg, where you can discover a large selection of cigars from around the world. “With a warm atmosphere and soft lighting, it’s the perfect place to enjoy one of the many available whiskeys, or a cocktail expertly prepared by one of our mixologists.”
While the hotel is popular with corporate groups and business travellers, it also welcomes families coming to discover Luxembourg, who wish to benefit from Sofitel’s exclusive service. As Mr. López Lens points out, the coming months are a wonderful time of year to explore the Grand Duchy. “The country is full of places for hiking and unexpected landscapes,” he enthuses. “In winter, visitors can enjoy the many Christmas markets here in Luxembourg City.”