Standard International has announced plans for its first property in Singapore, to be located on Orange Grove Road across from the renowned Shangri-La Singapore.

The 143-room new-build hotel is scheduled to open in 2023, and will feature a signature restaurant and an infinity swimming pool with a bar, “set within a lush botanical courtyard”.

The Standard hotels brand launched in 1999, and currently has seven properties, in New York, LA, Miami and the Maldives, as well as The Standard London which opened in 2019 – for our review of this hotel see:

Hotel review: The Standard, London

The Standard, Singapore will join two forthcoming properties under the brand in Southeast Asia, with The Standard, Hua Hin, set to open this November, followed by The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon, in early 2022.

The hotel will be developed by Invictus Developments, and Standard International said that it would be “one of very few ground-up hotels to be built in proximity to Orchard Road, Singapore’s premier shopping destination”.

Commenting on the news Standard International’s CEO Amar Lalvani, said:
“Singapore is a culturally rich and dynamic city that is ready to embrace the creativity and personality of The Standard. Singapore has emerged into an incredibly important and innovative hub in Asia and we couldn’t be more excited about this development.

“New hotel licenses in the city are rare and highly coveted and we feel very fortunate to partner with Invictus Developments to bring this project to life. Although the global travel dynamics remain challenging at the moment, we continue to build landmark projects around the world in anticipation of a brighter future.”