Sofitel Luxury Hotel in Manila Presents the Magnifique Concepts Behind the New Spiral

Sofitel Manila, the only French luxury hotel in Manila, introduces the lavish interior and dining concepts for the New Spiral.

Pasay City, Philippines, November 10, 2012 --( The new Spiral’s look and feel springs from the hearts and minds of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s management team together with executive chef Eric Costille. The team travelled around Asia and Europe in search of the best dining concepts and came up with 21 different dining ateliers. The idea was to bring the authenticity and warmth of the traditional French markets and Asian hawker stalls into a five star hotel setting.

The new design was conceived by Spin Design Studio of Japan. The same team was also responsible for the original Spiral and other world-class projects such as the new restaurants of Ritz Carlton Hong Kong. And they’ve apparently outdone themselves this time. Interior designer Masakazu Koizumi defines his concept as nature and modern industrial elements in harmony, intertwined with the best of both Filipino and French design. Natural and mood lighting, the masterful use of space and height, and the fusion of natural elements such as water and fire, all come together in a striking interplay of aesthetics that’s uniquely Spiral, and distinctively Sofitel.

The highlight of the new Spiral is La Veranda, an indoor lounge that opens to an outdoor terrace with four gazebos leading to the iconic lagoon-shaped pool the hotel is famous for. One can literally watch the sun, the moon and the stars in the sky from the comfort of a glass enclosed lounge while sitting in the Parisian style bar.

The drama continues as you descend the spiral staircase with the iconic sculpture of Eduardo Castrillo and the sound of the fountains welcoming you. Lighting also plays a major role in Spiral’s dramatic metamorphosis. Four giant capiz chandeliers now illuminate the entire space. These harmonize with the capiz fixtures in the Asian dining section, the lustrous white marble, glowing glass counters, and frosted glass doors, resulting in a comfortably bright and light aura.

The unifying concept is to have one big open dining area where culinary and visual pleasures mingle across the different ateliers. But for those who desire slightly more seclusion, luxurious French style private dining rooms have been specially designed for private functions, parties and meetings. Spiral’s French section shelter two rooms named Hidden and Voyeur, both feature plush leather sofas and large dining tables for a glamorously cozy getaway. The Asian section ensconces Indulgence, Decadence, and Epicure, with each room seating 12 people but the three can be combined to fit 36. For more casual and intimate gatherings, there’s Tasting, a semi-private dining room that can entertain groups of up to 8 people.

Dining is always magnifique at Sofitel Manila’s Spiral.

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About Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Hotel is a unique 5 star luxury hotel in Manila with a resort setting close to Mall of Asia, Manila Ocean Park, Intramuros, US Embassy, PICC, and major tourist spots in the Philippines. Sofitel 5-star accommodation includes 609 rooms and suites boasting of balconies and spectacular views of world famous Manila Bay sunsets.
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