Marriott International will bring its Aloft brand to Singapore for the first time following the signing of a conversion deal with local developers for the 785-room Aloft Singapore Novena.

The hotel is expected to open in the third quarter and will be the largest Aloft hotel in the world.

Aloft Singapore Novena will be comprised of two towers and is strategically located in Zhongshan Park, a mixed-use development in the cultural district of Balestier.

The area is renowned for its rich heritage and is situated along the Balestier Heritage Trail, surrounded by an array of famous local eateries and linked to the integrated dynamic healthcare precinct, Healthcity Novena.

Designed by Singapore-based DP Architects, the hotel’s exterior takes on clean simple forms and will blend harmoniously with Zhongshan Park’s natural surroundings.

Guestrooms will feature ultra-comfortable Sealy beds, custom amenities, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, 55-inch LCD televisions and walk-in rainfall showers.

Dining options at Aloft Singapore Novena will feature a modern Chinese and local seafood restaurant, and a Halal-certified buffet restaurant.

On-site facilities will include an outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art gym.

“The signing of Aloft Singapore Novena heralds the expected arrival of Marriott International’s 14th hotel in Singapore and we are delighted to be launching the Aloft brand in the country together with such an experienced partner as Hiap Hoe Limited,” said Gautam Bhandari, Market Vice President for Singapore and Maldives, Marriott International.

“With the site’s proximity to the city’s Central Business District as well as to local attractions and green spaces, the location is strategically placed to enable us to attract both business and leisure guests.”