Sofitel Le Faubourg Paris gets a makeover: there is no stopping Paris and its hotel news. We previously looked at what Andre Putman cooked up at Sofitel Arc de Triomphe, and now the result of the Didier Gomez makeover at Sofitel Le Faubourg is here. We find a lot to like in the above photo, which shows a very classy mix of greys, whites, and golds. The hotel’s location is excellent too, off of Rue St. Honoré, next to the American Embassy and across the street from the boarded up Hotel de Crillon.
Mandarin Oriental Milan opens reservations: we saw lots of renderings, and now you can book from July 1 onwards. Rates start from €700 ($760) a night under an opening offer that gets you a €200 ($218) credit if you book a room and €300 ($327) if you book a suite. Starting rate gets you into a Deluxe Room, with a Mandarin Terrace Suite being the highest category currently showing, at 60 sq m / 645 sq ft and €3000 ($3,260) a night.