The new 4 ½-star property is located in the heart of Darwin’s CBD and only moments from the heart of the Darwin Waterfront precinct – bringing with it a unique ambience – typical of the Top End.
General Manager Steve Frichot says élan Soho Suites mirrors the youthful energy and developing nature of the Northern Territory.
“élan is a French word meaning ‘style’ and ‘momentum’ and we believe our modern hotel is so reflective of the Top End – youthful, energetic and up and coming. Both the property and its new Korean fusion restaurant – symbolise the modern pace of life, which resonates with our young population,” Steve said.
“élan Soho Suites is undoubtedly the freshest, most modern hotel in Darwin and will be as ecologically sustainable as possible. We will be incorporating the latest technology including piloting mobile reservations and check-in via smart phones,” Steve said.
“élan Soho Suites is also one of the first hotels in Darwin to be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) which will bring fast internet access.
Frichot is no stranger to the Top End- having worked for several major properties across Darwin in Senior Management positions. Steve has an easily identifiable passion for both Hospitality and the region which translates to exceptional service standards and the unique local feel experienced at the new élan Soho Suites.
“We are the right product at the right time, providing guests with a unique and fresh hotel experience in Northern Territory hospitality” said Mr Frichot.
Incorporating a combination of room-styles to suit the corporate traveller, élan Soho Suites showcases modern hotel suites, one and two bedroom/two bathroom apartments. Each room is modern and tastefully appointed with contemporary décor and luxury amenities – fitting as élan means in French “impetus, style and momentum”.
All hotel rooms feature wireless internet, state of the art entertainment systems and 24 hour room service, while the apartments also feature a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, living and dining areas and a large balcony offering city or water views. All guests receive access to the outdoor lap pool and fully equipped gym –to ensure they get the perfect Darwin experience.
When you stay at élan Soho Suites, you enjoy close proximity to the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, just moments from the CBD and a 15 minute drive to Darwin International Airport – and it is also home to Darwin’s first ever Korean Fusion-style restaurant Seoul Food – with a new menu launched at the start of April 2015.
Seoul food offers a blend of Korean and Australian cuisine with a twist of Seoul, the freshest produce is served in a stylish, unpretentious and modern open-air restaurant and is taking Darwin by storm.
The property also has an entire floor devoted to conferencing and functions and will be the leading venue for events, launches and corporate functions in Darwin – with a capacity to hold up to 160 guests seated theatre-style or 400 for a cocktail function.