PARIS — Sofitel Hotels & Resorts has been the official luxury hotel partner for Le Dîner en Blanc in North America.
As Le Dîner en Blanc marks its 30th anniversary in Paris, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts will launch Sofitel en Blanc — an exclusive, all-inclusive dining experience fashioned by Sofitel and inspired by the elegance and sophistication of French culture — right in the heart of Le Dîner en Blanc.
“From the lively atmosphere and sophisticated setting to the inspired cuisine and chic attire, Le Dîner en Blanc promises magic and enjoyment for all who attend. We are incredibly excited to be the first Le Dîner en Blanc partner to create and offer an exclusive luxury experience within these extraordinary events,” says João Rocco, vice-president, Luxury Brand Management, Sofitel Brands.
Le Dîner en Blanc has become a cultural icon since its inception three decades ago in Paris when Frenchman François Pasquier invited a group of friends to an elegant picnic at Bois de Boulogne, asking them to dress in white in order to make it easier to find one another. Since that first dinner, the event has grown to more than 80 cities worldwide, with more than 130,000 guests.
Available to a limited number of attendees, the Sofitel en Blanc All-Inclusive Luxury Package includes a welcome champagne toast at Sofitel; luxury transport to a preferred departure point; an elegant tablescape (pre-set; no carrying required); a gourmet menu and selection of fine wines; an evening of revelry and dancing; and a few special surprises. The packages will be available in Chicago (August 23), Los Angeles (September 29), Montreal (August 16), New York City (TBD), Philadelphia (August 16) and Washington D.C. (August 25).