Best New Hotel - Sofitel SO Singapore

Keeping up with the latest luxury hotel in Singapore is quite a decision to make. But it is a clear winner for voters to select Sofitel SO Singapore as the Best New Hotel in the region. Its French luxury boutique hotel style with a Singaporean twist also includes latest technology used in its rooms for guests to experience ultra luxe and modernity in the Karl Lagerfeld designed interior and emblem.

We would like to congratulate Sofitel SO Singapore for the mentioned award and thank them for their support and partnership in Le Style's upcoming event, L'heure du The fundraiser event in aid of breast cancer foundation of Singapore. 

We are also thrilled in partnering with quality brands in the French high tea event for their contributions. Special guest, Kerrie Hess is a talented fashion illustrator that is widely recognised not just for her work in New York, Paris and Australia, but also for her connections with a large growing number of social media followers worldwide.

Special thanks to Ladurée Singapore, Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Survival Chic, Zurina Bryant photography, The Honeycombers Singapore, Fragrance Du Bois, Le Petit Journal de Singapour, Le Petit Depot, Luxola, Blissfulthots, KOSÉ, Uber Singapore and TWG tea.

Event details and bookings

L'heure du Thé fundraiser event, in aid of Breast Cancer Organisation
Nov 15, 3-5pm
Sofitel SO Singapore
Xperience restaurant
35 Robinson Road
Singapore 068876
Dress code: Parisian chic

Sofitel SO Singapore:


LE STYLE produces French high tea, L'heure du Thé fundraiser event at Sofitel SO Singapore on Nov 15

Celebrate our love of food, fashion and France at L'heure du Thé fundraiser event with LE STYLE at Sofitel SO Singapore on Nov 15 from 3 to 5pm for a good cause in supporting the Breast Cancer Organisation. We are pleased to bring renown fashion illustrator, Kerrie Hess to meet our guests and readers in Singapore for an autograph session at the hotel's La BiblioteK (library) that has a selection of books chosen by Monsieur Karl Lagerfeld himself on a regular basis.

Kerrie Hess photographed by Carla Coulson
La BiblioteK (the library) where autograph session with Kerrie Hess will be held.
With a modern interior designed by MIAJA Design Group, L'heure du Thé will be held at the Xperience restaurant in a with a buffet-style Parisian afternoon tea menu accompanied by a petite entertainment program emcee-ed by model Karri Nicholas. The salon de t concept includes a duet ballet performance from soundtrack of the much-loved movie Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, La Valse d'Amelie, an interview with Kerrie Hess, a speech by Executive Director of Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Ms Claire-Lise Dautry plus prize giveaways to the best-dressed and lucky winners.

Xperience restaurant where guests of L'heure du Thé will dine.
SO Hip entrance to Sofitel SO Singapore embodies modernity and French luxury with a Singaporean twist.
A glimpse into the petit dejeuner (breakfast) served at Sofitel SO Singapore. 
We are pleased to be able to combine both style and compassion for a very special cause that we have supported since 2011 through a percentage of ticket sales and donating features to the Breast Cancer Organisation. Our many thanks to Sofitel So Singapore as our main sponsor of L'heure du Thé fundraiser event, along with all supporting partners Ladurée Singapore, Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Survival Chic, Zurina Bryant photography, The Honeycombers Singapore, Fragrance Du Bois and Le Petit Journal de Singapour.

Event details and bookings

L'heure du Thé fundraiser event, in aid of Breast Cancer Organisation
Nov 15, 3-5pm
Sofitel SO Singapore
Xperience restaurant
35 Robinson Road
Singapore 068876
Dress code: Parisian chic

Hurry to book your places as this is a sold-out event!

Sponsor and partners of L'heure du Thé Singapore fundraiser event 

The French-owned Sofitel SO has brought a dash of Parisian chic to downtown Singapore with the opening of a new hotel in a landmark heritage building on Robinson Road near Raffles Place in the heart of the CBD. Developed by the Singapore-based MIAJA Design Group led by French interior designer Isabelle Miaja, with unmistakable floushes courtesy of Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, the 134-room Sofitel SO Singapore combines Gallic style with Singapore's modernity and features all sorts of OTT embellishments, including a gold-tiled rooftop pool, in-room iPad minis and couture-clad front of house 'ambassadors'. Sofitel SO Singapore is our choice to host L'heure du Thé Singapore fundraiser event for its signature of excellent service and food. It is also definitely one to look out for as a voted best new-hotel in the lion city.

Parisian tea rooms' history is intimately tied to the history of the Ladurée family. It all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from the southwest of France, founded a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. In 1871, while Baron Haussmann was giving Paris a "new face", a fire in the bakery opened the opportunity to transformation it into a pastry shop. The decoration of the pastry shop was entrusted to Jules Cheret, a famous turn-of-the-century painter and poster artist.
The store at Ladurée Singapore has an interior of mint colour with chandeliers that are specially imported. A cloudy, sky blue wallpaper ceiling features a dreamy look to the overall look. Walls are lined with shelves of Ladurée merchandise from teas, jams and more collectibles and is a haven of all things beautiful and delightful one would think of Parisian sweet desserts. Ladurée Singapore has generously provided guests at L'heure du Thé event vouchers in gift bags. 

In 1949, The Alliance Française de Singapour was founded by a group of French-speaking teachers headed by Paul Clerc. There were only 20 students and 50 members. Conversation classes were held twice a week in the evening and there was only one French language class and no teaching material. The Alliance was considered more of a social club than a language school. 

Today it has since been very well established with its French language courses and have organised for the first-time ever an Open-House day for children and an International Women’s Day celebration in 2014. Executive Director of Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Ms Claire-Lise Dautry will be speaking about the French language at L'heure du Thé event.


Singapore's first & premier Lifestyle Membership, invites Le Style readers to join and at the same time, to support a very worthy cause. To support Le Style's L'heure du Thé fundraiser event, for each Survival Chic Membership sold to Le Style readers before 15 November, SC will donate 10% to the Breast Cancer Organisation of Singapore.

Survival Chic (SC) Membership Benefits:

1) SC Dining Program ($350 if purchased alone) - 30% off at 50 Top Restaurants including alcohol & guests (List here). Members usually make back the Membership fee within 2-4 uses of the card.
2) Complimentary & VIP Invites (examples here), every week, to the city's most sought-after private events, from champagne tastings to Formula1 after parties, from Art Stage to live concerts. 
3: Exclusive travel privileges & escapes across SE Asia, every month.
4: Unique opportunities to meet & mingle with like-minded people

Join here with any major credit card in less than 1 minute (NO need to have a Paypal account). Please contact i@survivalchic.com with any questions; 
References readily available!

Born in Hobart Tasmania, Zurina Bryant has a passionate interest in photography. She has photographed various profiles, entertainers and fashion shows. We cannot wait to see how she captures L'heure du Thé fundraiser event on Nov 15! Merci beaucoup Zurina for supporting the charity event.

The Honeycombers is led by Chris Edwards who traded sunny Sydney for Singapore seven years ago, and being the unstoppable go-getter that she is, started The Honeycombers. The online portal was born out of her desire to connect expats with the abundant and fab local culture. We are so thankful to have their support in bringing together expats of Singapore to L'heure du Thé fundraiser event in support of the Breast Cancer Organisation.

Fragrance Du Bois is a niche luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, and crafted by fifth generation perfumers from the 17th Century French tradition of Grasse. Their exquisite fragrances will transport you to yesteryear, invoking long lost memories, fleeting feelings, and bursts of joy. Their beguiling creations will strike a chord with your deepest, most intimate and unique selves.

Be sure to book your tickets to attend L'heure du Thé fundraiser event and receive free gift bags with Fragrance Du Bois items to bring home!

lepetitjournal.com is a daily French language news website aimed at French expatriates and Francophones outside France. It was launched in 2001 by Hervé Heyraud and has won several awards. We are pleased to have Le Petit Journal de Singapour as our media partner to share L'heure du Thé fundraiser event with the French communities of the cosmopolitan city.


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