The Sofitel Luxury Hotels brand has opened in 0 7.04. 2011. By opening the Sofitel Ashgabat Oguzkent, Sofitel has taken its first step into Central Asia with a premier business hotel set in the heart of a rapidly growing city galvanized by its access to oil and gas resources and by the cotton industry, respectively named black gold and white gold.
The new hotel is downtown, across from the Neutrality Arch. Its contemporary look with a white marble and glass façade reflects the renaissance of Turkmenistan and blends Turkmen traditions with modern amenities. The lobby is arranged around a fountain, above which stretches a monumental, 12-story atrium.
The Sofitel Ashgabat Oguzkent offers a unique negotiation room of more than 800 m 2 that can host 30 delegations at a round table equipped with the best technology (microphones, videoconferencing equipment, video transmission, interpreting booths, etc.) as well as a 2,500 m² conference center to hold meetings and events for groups of 10 to 1,000 people, including many configurable spaces. All services can be customized, and a dedicated team ensures that each event goes perfectly smoothly.
Restaurants, Bars & Lounges
At Sofitel, pleasure and a friendly ambiance are a form of art. Realizing that restaurants and bars are places for sharing that combine the grand tradition of French cuisine with the latest fusion trends from around the world, the Sofitel Ashgabat Okuzket offers 3 restaurants with 3 distinctive cuisines.
The international restaurant Amu Darya, which seats 140 diners, offers cosmopolitan cooking with continuous service. The setting is designed to be interactive, with an immense central buffet and a fully open kitchen, which puts on a show to invite guests into the heart of PRESS RELEASE the experience as spectators and witnesses to the freshness of the ingredients. In summer, diners can enjoy a spacious outdoor terrace by the pool. Named after the thoroughbred horse which is the national pride, the Eastern restaurant « Akhal Teke » can serve up to 60 diners; it pays homage to Turkmen, Turkish and Lebanese flavors in a traditional setting. On the top floor, the menu at La Table panoramic bar and restaurant offers the best of French culinary expertise with an emphasis on the rituals of cheese and wine. The layout of the space, with a raised bar, provides a private, intimate setting for small groups or families. The large bay windows overlooking the city make it a part of downtown Ashgabat that is still protected from the bustle of downtown. Finally, the contemporary Lobby Bar is a perfect gathering place and meeting place, ideal for business meetings.
Health and fitness
The Sofitel Ashgabat Oguzkent features more than 1,000 m² of space entirely devoted to health and fitness: an indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, 12 massage rooms including one two person room, 2 saunas, 2 hammams, a manicurist and pedicurist, and more. In addition to these spa amenities, the hotel offers a fitness room with the latest generation equipment.
Number of rooms: 299 (48 Suite, 10 Junior Suite, 24 Prestige Suite, 14 Presidential) each with a name that refers to the country’s history:
Single Classic rooms – 200 USD
Twin Classic rooms — 240 USD
Deluxe — 310 USD
Luxe — 410 USD