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1900 Good­wood Park may not re­ceive the same hype as the Raf­fles Ho­tel in Sin­ga­pore, but it is a qual­ity her­itage prop­erty that boasts an un­beat­able lo­ca­tion.

The five-star her­itage build­ing started off as the Teu­to­nia Club – an elite en­clave for Ger­man ex­pa­tri­ates in Sin­ga­pore. In 1918, it was pur­chased and re­named as Good­wood Hall, and in 1922 it was reg­is­tered as a restau­rant-café-en­ter­tain­ment es­tab­lish­ment, with per­for­mances by world renowned bal­le­rina Anna Pavlova. The build­ing be­came a ho­tel in 1929, a sta­tus it re­gained fol­low­ing a brief stint as a mil­i­tary res­i­dence dur­ing World War II.

Orig­i­nally de­signed by R.A.J. Bid­well of Swan and Maclaren – one of Sin­ga­pore’s old­est ar­chi­tec­tural firms – the Good­wood Park Ho­tel has a strik­ing Vic­to­rian look, com­plete with a tur­ret. It was also the first ho­tel in Sin­ga­pore to have a swim­ming pool.

Un­like many her­itage ho­tels that are sit­u­ated off the beaten path, Good­wood Park Ho­tel is lo­cated in the city cen­ter. How­ever, it is sur­rounded by lush land­scaped gar­dens, which evoke the feel­ing of a quiet re­treat.

Com­pli­men­tary wired and wire­less In­ter­net ac­cess, two out­door swim­ming pools, a fit­ness cen­ter, spa ser­vices, five restau­rants, a bar, a deli, and ban­quet and meet­ing venues.

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