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JW Marriott set to open first Singapore property on December 15

9 Dec 2016 by Craig Bright
Grand Ballroom at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach is set to open its doors next week on December 15, the first property JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts has opened in the city-state.

Offering a total of 634 rooms, the new hotel has been designed in collaboration with renowned French designer, Philippe Starck, with the designers signature furnishings adorning the guest rooms. Each room will also come equipped with an IPTV entertainment system, high-speed fibre optic internet connectivity, up to seven USB sockets and a mobile wifi phone that functions anywhere within the property.

Deluxe Room, King at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

A total of 587 rooms and 47 suites will be available, with female travellers also able to select rooms on the ladies’ floor, which offers additional amenities including a manicure and pedicure set, facial steamer, hair straightener and a “boyfriend shirt”.

Meanwhile, a significant number of F&B options will be available, with the hotel opening with five restaurants and bars. These include: Akira Back, a modern Japanese and Korean restaurant from the celebrity chef of the same name; all-day dining restaurant Beach Road Kitchen; the Court Martial Bar; gastropub Media Bar; and Tonic, a bar specialising in gins. A further four F&B outlets will be unveiled in 2017.

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach's gin bar Tonic

Speaking about the opening, Derek Flint the hotel’s general manager, said: “We are thrilled to welcome discerning travellers to this design-led landmark in the hub of Singapore’s art and culture district. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach looks forward to enriching guests with a truly luxurious experience and showcasing the warm, intuitive service that is synonymous with the JW Marriott brand globally.”

Located close to the Marina Bay entertainment and business district, the new JW Marriott will open with a variety of facilities designed to cater to business and leisure travellers.

A total of 1,771 sqm of events and meeting space will be available for corporate groups, including a 520-sqm grand ballroom located in the hotel’s Drill Hall, a 1930s heritage space with interiors, also designed by Starck. Starck is behind the ballroom’s Forest of Lights installation, which is made up of 11,520 lights. The ballroom also features an in-built 15-by-10-metre LED wall and cutting-edge AV systems.

Flow18 at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

Meanwhile on the leisure and lifestyle side, the new JW Marriott offers a “Max!” kids programme, while a Concierge Library social space hosted by the hotel’s concierge enables guests to explore the city. An Activity Table will also be set up in the hotel lobby offering authentic cultural experiences including wine and cheese tastings and coffee experiences, while hotel heritage tours are also available.

While the new property will not have an operational spa upon opening, a Spa by JW is set to open in Q2 of 2017, providing curated wellness treatments for guests. An infinity pool, sky garden and 24-hour fitness centre will also be available at Flow18.

Bookings are now available for stays starting January 1, 2017.

marriott.com

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