5-star Sofitel hotel set to open in Adelaide CBD is dubbed ‘dream come true’ for tourism sector

With tourism as one of the hardest-hit sectors due to COVID-19, a new Sofitel hotel in the heart of Adelaide has been dubbed a “dream come true” for the local economy.

Premier Steven Marshall said the new $140 million complex on Currie Street – which on Tuesday celebrated its “topping out” when vertical construction was completed – had created more than 1100 construction jobs and would provide more ongoing jobs when the doors open mid-next year.

He said he was hopeful the state would be open to international travellers at that time.

“We need to be ready for the bounce-out the other side so to have the Sofitel in Adelaide is a dream come true,” Mr Marshall said.

“Most importantly, out the other side is a fantastic new experience to bring people firstly from interstate then ultimately from overseas.

“We’re confident we’ll work towards a time where we can attract and invite guest from around the world to come back to Adelaide and we need to have those preparations in place.”

The 32-storey, French-inspired hotel will be the first 5-star hotel built in Adelaide’s CBD in 30 years.

It will feature four food and drink venues, a pool, gym and a Sofitel club lounge and will have 251 hotel rooms and 69 luxury apartments situated on the top eight floors.

The building will be the fourth-tallest in Adelaide.

Construction is expected to finish in December.

All apartments have already sold, apart from one three-bedroom flat.

Sofitel hotels and resorts known for their French style and was the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France.

It now has almost 120 hotels globally.

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