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.
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.
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.
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.
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.