Construction on Adelaide's $140 million luxury Sofitel hotel will begin in 2017 and it will be first international five-star hotel to be built in the city in almost 30 years.

The Currie Street hotel will be the tallest mixed-use development in South Australia, featuring 80 apartments over the top eight levels with 250 rooms and suites spread over the remaining floors. It will also include extensive leisure and business facilities, a restaurant, four bars, ballroom, swimming pool and a health…