Paul J DeVries rounds up new, re­fur­bished and forth­com­ing prop­er­ties in the Lion City

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Paul DeVries rounds up new, re­fur­bished and forth­com­ing prop­er­ties in the Lion City


The first ho­tel from the Lo and Be­hold Group, which al­ready has a num­ber of restau­rants in the city-state, The Ware­house Ho­tel opened in Jan­uary in a re­vamped 19th-cen­tury “godown” (ware­house) on Robertson Quay. In keep­ing with the his­tory of the build­ing and its role dur­ing the height of the city’s spice trade, the ho­tel fea­tures an in­dus­trial aes­thetic with ex­posed brick walls and metal wheels hang­ing from the ceil­ing. While it cer­tainly has a bou­tique feel with just 37 rooms, the ho­tel does of­fer a restau­rant and lobby bar. the­ware­house­ho­


Fe­bru­ary saw the open­ing of the Mercure Sin­ga­pore Bugis in the city’s Bugis and Bras Basah her­itage area, a short walk from the cen­tral busi­ness dis­trict and the city’s pop­u­lar shop­ping dis­trict, Or­chard Road. Set over 15 storeys, the prop­erty has 395 rooms and suites (which all pro­vide a Handy smart­phone with un­lim­ited free in­ter­net ac­cess) and three restau­rants and bars of­fer­ing con­tem­po­rary Can­tonese cui­sine, all-day dining and drinks.


Lo­cated on top of Far­rer Park MRT sta­tion, Park Ho­tel Far­rer Park opened its doors in May. It’s the fifth ho­tel for the Park Ho­tel Group in Sin­ga­pore and has 300 rooms on floors nine to 20 – in­clud­ing du­plex loft lay­outs, which are the first of their kind in the area. There is also a club lounge, out­door pool and gym provided, while F&B of­fer­ings in­clude a Thai restau­rant, a spe­cial­ity cof­fee house and an Amer­i­can gas­tro bar. Smart­phones can be bor­rowed for use through­out the city with un­lim­ited calls to 11 coun­tries. parkhotel­


Cur­rently look­ing at an Au­gust open­ing, Court­yard Sin­ga­pore Novena forms part of the new Royal Square at Novena mixe­duse devel­op­ment – ap­prox­i­mately 25 min­utes from Changi In­ter­na­tional Air­port. Cov­er­ing the 22nd to 33rd floors of the devel­op­ment, the ho­tel has both its ex­ec­u­tive lounge and bar Ur­bana lo­cated on the rooftop. Al­ter­na­tive dining op­tions are also avail­able at Sky22 – the ho­tel’s all-day-dining eatery – and in the lobby lounge. mar­


The 328-room Hil­ton Gar­den Inn Serangoon opened at the be­gin­ning of June in Lit­tle In­dia. This is the first Gar­den Inn-brand ho­tel that Hil­ton has in the city and will in­clude a num­ber of the brand’s typ­i­cal of­fer­ings, no­tably dig­i­tal check-in and a dig­i­tal key. Fa­cil­i­ties in­clude the Gar­den Grille restau­rant, a round-the-clock grab-and-go pantry, out­door pool and a gym. Mean­while, busi­ness trav­ellers vis­it­ing the Lion City for larger events will find the ho­tel’s lo­ca­tion con­ve­nient, with the Sun­tec Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre about eight min­utes away by car. hil­


One of two prop­er­ties the budget-chic “cabin” ho­tel group is launch­ing in the Lion City, Yotel Sin­ga­pore is sched­uled to open this sum­mer on Or­chard Road. It will have 610 cab­ins, a club lounge, a restau­rant and bar, and a pool deck. Come 2019, the 130room Yote­lair Sin­ga­pore Changi Air­port will open as part of Jewel, the huge ex­pan­sion to the air­port en­com­pass­ing 22,000 sqm of gar­dens and at­trac­tions.

From far left: Yotel; The Ware­house Ho­tel; and Park Ho­tel Far­rer Park

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