Sofitel So Hotel debuts in Mauritius

Sofitel So (Beau Champs, Bel Ombre, +230 605-5800) combines pleasure, style and personality with its debut boutique establishment at Bel Ombre, Mauritius. The other pearl of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is no stranger to luxury resorts dotting its cotton-white beaches. Opened in Dec 2010, guests can choose from one of their 92 suites and villas, each featuring a private garden and a patio with an outdoor shower for the exhibitionist in you. Designed by Thai architect Lek Bunnag and fashion designer Kenzo Takada, Sofitel So houses the restaurant Le Flamboyant, offering French and Mauritian-inspired cuisine. Suites start at USD$780 ($990) while villas go at USD$999 ($1,270) a night. Book 15 days in advance for a cheaper deal at