Named for the year the French Revolution began, 1789 is the new upscale jazz lounge at the Sofitel Hotel, Queenstown. Rilean completed the refurbishment in August 2016, after a complete overhaul of the existing bar. The new venue exudes rich, lush tones evoking a former era of elegance.
Soft, strategically placed lighting showcases the scarlet hues of the textured wallpaper, carpet and furnishings, imbuing a glow that contrasts beautifully with the coffee tones of the wood. The lounge offers over 280 vintages, some artfully displayed on custom-built room dividers, which create intimate settings. A mirror-clad fireplace offers warmth and reflects the opulence the venue exudes effortlessly.
The high detailing and first-class workmanship made this project a real pleasure, and the results are a welcome asset to the Queenstown nightlife.