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MGallery by Sofitel opens its first hotels in Brazil and Israel

m gallery by sofitelMGallery by Sofitel speeds up its expansion in spring 2016 with two new openings. The brand’s first property opens in Brazil in March: Hotel Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro MGallery by Sofitel and now in May, David Tower Hotel Netanya MGallery by Sofitel opens as its first hotel in Israel.

Opening in May 2016, David Tower Hotel Netanya MGallery by Sofitel is an elegant and modern tower located just steps away from the beach promenade, the hotel overlooks Netanya’s blue and golden coast on the Israeli Riviera. The name David Tower Hotel Netanya refers both to the hotel’s address on King David Street and the story which inspired its designers. The hotel tells the tale of Sultan David, an Ottoman conqueror who fell in love with the Mediterranean Sea, and with a lady whose identity was to be kept secret. The Sultan chose its shores to get the best architects to build a golden retreat for himself and his secret fiancée. Today, the hotel lobby features a modern interpretation of the romantic tale. Guests are greeted by a grand portrait of a woman who could have been the Sultan’s elusive mistress. The hotel is also scattered with decorative reminders of the Sultan’s penchant for the Mediterranean Sea and the mysterious lady. The hotel features 70 standard rooms, three junior suites and two suites. Guests can feel the power of serenity at the Via Maris luxury seaside spa. This indigo and gold sanctuary features a pool, a Turkish bath, a sauna and several treatment and massage rooms. The hotel’s restaurant features the alchemy of freshly cooked quality local ingredients combined with the magic touch of an inspired chef. The cozy library corner is an invitation to travel with beautifully illustrated Mediterranean tales and books about Sultan treasures and palaces, all while tasting delightful patisseries and tea. Finally, the bar features changing ambiances and themes and is host to musical events, for example around the lobby’s grand piano.

Opened in March 2016, the new Hotel Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro MGallery by Sofitel is the brand’s first address in Brazil, and its second address in South America (the first being the Brick Hotel Buenos Aires MGallery Collection in 2013). Located near extraordinary attractions such as the statue Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana beach and the Ipanema coast, Hotel Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro MGallery by Sofitel is conveniently located to explore the city and the neighborhood.

The momentum continues this summer with the openings of Palazzo Livorno MGallery by Sofitel in Tuscany (June 2016), and Leicester Square MGallery by Sofitel in London (September 2016).

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