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The Sofitel Philadelphia: The Washington Post Finds French Flavor in Philly

September 13, 2010 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Sofitel PhiladelphiaLooking for digs in the City of Brotherly Love? Why not check out the Sofitel Philadelphia, recently reviewed in The Washington Post's "Bed Check" column. The author describes "a certain je ne sais quoi" washing over her when she entered her room, conjuring a room she'd once stayed in while in Paris:

There was definitely elegance (and a hint of Japanese influence) in the room's wood accents, the wood-paneled wall behind the bed, the Frank Lloyd-Wright style French doors to the bathroom. And the bathroom: Granite and marble-look perfection. Commodious. A bamboo shoot in a slender vase lending that touch of class. Huge floor-to-ceiling mirror (knowing the importance of a good mirror - now that's French).

"Sure like that bathroom," my husband declared more than once. He was as taken with it as I was with the bed. That would be the SoBed: all hypoallergenic, with a featherbed atop the mattress and a fabulous poufy duvet (changed for each guest!) to snuggle under in the (spectacularly silent) air-conditioning. A bed to "remind you that the perfect sleep exists," read the room literature, and it was true. I not only slept like a baby, I dreamed I was. . . in Europe. Honestly.

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