Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese Ambassador to International Culture

Inauguration of “On-set / Off-set, Des instants de cinema” photographic exhibit together with Polka Galerie
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Sept. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- Rome, September 1st, 2011 –  Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is the perfect location for the fascinating photographic exhibit “On-set / Off-set”, Des instants de Cinema”, dedicated to the film industry which will be held at the historic Roman hotel from September 2nd until November 20th.

Following the successful international photographic exhibit “Fashion Stills – Si la mode m’était contée” last year, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and French Polka Galerie renew their precious teamwork. The exhibit, which was already toured many Sofitel destinations during the past months, is finally arriving in the Eternal City to display its incredible works of art to the Roman community.

On September 2nd the exhibit will open with photos of the filmmaking industry as seen trough the eyes of four great French photographers whose work can be seen in the Polka gallery in Paris: Alain Loison; Emanuele Scocelletti; Stefano De Luigi and Derek Hudson.

Founded in 2007 by two brothers, Adélie de ipanema and Edward Genestar, the French Polka gallery represnts the greatest photographers around the world and supports new talents. The gallery, on 12 rue Saint-Gilles has three exhibition rooms and a photographic bookshop containing rare editions.

Johnny Depp, Sophie Marceau, Woody Allen and Jane Birkin are all featured in the exhibit “On-set / Off-set”, Des instants de Cinema”, alongside wonderful backstage shots or others taken during important Art Week festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival.

All the common areas of the hotel will be involved in the exhibition starting from the hall to the bar “Club Le Boston”, the foyer, the meeting rooms, as well as the restaurant and cocktail bar La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge.

The exclusive Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is situated near via Veneto, Piazza di Spagna, Villa Borghese and Villa Medici, offering a pleasant harmony of luxury, pleasure and elegance. There are 107 rooms – 3 Suites, 15 Deluxe Rooms, 31 Double Rooms, 29 Superior Twin Rooms, 11 Triple Rooms, 12 Classic Rooms, 6 Single Rooms -- all carefully decorated in Neo-classic style. There is also the cocktail bar and restaurant “La Terrasse Cuisine & Lounge” with a breathtaking view of Rome, the ample, elegant “Le 49” restaurant for breakfast and special events, the “Le Boston” bar with its refined English décor, 3 luxuriously decorated conference rooms with modern multimedia technology and the fitness room with highly modern training equipment.

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