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Five newly renovated hotels in Singapore

6 Apr 2016 by Clement Huang

HOTEL JEN TANGLIN SINGAPORE

NUMBER OF ROOMS 565

MAKEOVER COST S$45 million

INFO The old Traders Hotel has undergone a complete rebrand, with all guestrooms now featuring locally curated wallpaper designs highlighting different Singaporean themes (bicycle, orchid, goldfish and shop house). Mod cons and contemporary furnishings have also been installed, including USB charger outlets, high-pressure walk-in showers, king-size beds with 300-threadcount linen, pull-out sofa beds, small pantries and microwaves. New dining options include J65, which evokes the look and feel of a local farmer’s market; and the brand’s signature Jen’s Kitchen.

hoteljen.com

 

INTERCONTINENTAL SINGAPORE

NUMBER OF ROOMS 403

MAKEOVER COST S$26 million

INFO The multimillion-dollar investment has been put to good use, as the hotel’s rooms, lobby, fitness centre and European restaurant have been refreshed. The overall style pays homage to the distinct Bugis precinct and celebrates local Peranakan culture. Deluxe rooms in the main tower exude residential charm with plush bedding and custom furnishings, while the bright interiors display a harmonious blend of textures and colours, with silk-threaded wall coverings and gold trimmings on the ceiling.

intercontinental.com

 

CARLTON HOTEL SINGAPORE

 

NUMBER OF ROOMS 940

MAKEOVER COST Not disclosed

INFO All rooms in both the Main Tower and Executive Wing have been renovated with classic, neutral tones and contemporary décor such as Herman Miller chairs and Sealy Posturepedic beds. Tech improvements include the introduction of Internet Protocol TVs and IP phones in all rooms. A Studio room category has been introduced, while a second Club Lounge has also been added to Level 4 of the Executive Wing.

carltonhotel.sg

 

SWISSOTEL MERCHANT COURT, SINGAPORE

NUMBER OF ROOMS 476

MAKEOVER COST Not disclosed

INFO The Premier and Swiss Select rooms have been overhauled, with modern floral motifs. The Premier rooms offer a calming environment and contemporary functionality, while the Swiss Select series have a more stimulating colour scheme with splashes of yellow and muted grey. Business facilities have also been extended to include high-speed internet access, voicemail, two separate IDD phones, fax and data ports. Further renovations will see the Swiss Executive Club Lounge completed in May.

swissotel.com

 

PARKROYAL ON BEACH ROAD, SINGAPORE

NUMBER OF ROOMS 390

MAKEOVER COST S$4.7 million

INFO All 130 Premier rooms, which account for a third of the hotel’s guestroom inventory, have been updated with sleek nature-inspired designs. Raised three-metre ceilings with huge windows reaching down to the floor create a heightened sense of space. All rooms are equipped with high-speed wifi and 40-inch TVs, while power points have been installed near the bed stands for easy access and charging. The Orchid Club Lounge has also been expanded to accommodate a dedicated food and beverage area with an open kitchen that serves a daily speciality dish.

parkroyalhotels.com

 

For more newly renovated hotels, check out “The regeneration game” in the March 2016 issue of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. To subscribe, click here.

Valerian Ho

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