The lion city’s skyline is progressively changing, seeing new state-of-the-art buildings being constructed at the speed of light, as well as historical buildings being given a new lease of life. The city is a perfect blend of old and new, after all. This, coupled with Singapore’s booming tourism, has resulted in numerous hotel openings around our sunny island.
Early this year, we saw The Warehouse Hotel opening up along the iconic Singapore River, occupying a restored warehouse that was built in 1895. The boutique hotel is The Lo & Behold Group‘s first foray into the hospitality business, joining its list of lifestyle gems such as OverEasy, Tanjong Beach Club and The White Rabbit.
The Warehouse Hotel isn’t the only new addition to Singapore in 2017, though. Other hotels, from the long-awaited The Patina Capitol, to the ultra-luxurious Andaz Singapore, are establishing themselves in the city this year. Visitors and locals alike will undoubtedly be even more spoilt for choice when choosing their accommodation to stay in the lion city.
Whether you’re visiting Singapore for a few days (read up on our list of lesser-known treasures if you are) or looking for the perfect place for a staycation with your friends, check out these exciting hotel openings to look forward to in 2017.
(Featured image credit: InterContinental Robertson Quay)
Opening: May 2017
Set to bring ‘modern comfort’ to one of Singapore’s most vibrant enclaves, Park Hotel Farrer Park is centrally situated atop Farrer Park MRT Station. The 20-storey hotel is designed by award-winning RSP Architects and interior design agency FBEYE International — featuring 300 rooms across five categories to suit both business and family travellers.
The building has also been rated BCA Green Mark Gold Plus by the Building and Construction Authority, in recognition of the hotel’s efforts to introduce sustainable strategies. The hotel is situated amongst heritage shophouses, making it the perfect base to explore the bustling neighbourhood and enjoy Singapore’s melting pot of cultures.
Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564
Opening: Q3 2017
Situated on the banks of the Singapore River, the new InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay hotel will replace the former Gallery Hotel. The luxury waterfront accommodation, part of the Robertson Quay Project, is slated to be completed in the third quarter of 2017. In addition to the hotel, the mixed-property will include retail shops, restaurants and a bar.
InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay will feature 225 luxurious rooms with contemporary design by the award-winning SCDA Architects. The hotel’s dining options include Publico, its signature Italian Restaurant and Bar, as well as The Quayside Lounge. Facilities include an executive club level, meeting rooms, and a pool deck on the 4th storey sky terrace.
InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Rd, Singapore 238909
Opening: Mid 2017
Andaz, a luxury boutique brand first introduced in 2007 under Hyatt, finally comes to our shores. The hotel, located in the up-and-coming Ophir-Rochor district, is part of the DUO development — and is designed by internationally renowned architect Ole Scheeren. Its design reflects the vibrant, creative and energetic culture of Singapore’s expanding Central Business District (CBD), and complements the rich heritage of the area.
Once completed, the hotel will offer more than 340 rooms and feature a lounge area, in-house restaurants and bars, an outdoor rooftop venue, meeting and event spaces, spa services, a fitness centre, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
Opening: Mid 2017
Part of luxury lifestyle integrated development Capitol Singapore, The Patina Capitol is housed in the iconic Capitol Building and Stamford House. Located in Singapore’s civic and cultural district, the hotel melds heritage contemporary interiors with modern technology, highly personalised service, and a world-class art collection.
Once completed, the hotel will offer 157 rooms and suites shared between two conserved historic buildings, with three accommodation types — the Capitol Wing, Stamford Wing, and Pinnacle Suites. Amenities include a full-service spa, a restaurant, an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a bar-lounge, and valet parking.
The Patina Capitol, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906
Opening: September 2017
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts’ first hotel in Singapore, The Duxton Club, will debut in September this year — in partnership with boutique developers Harpreet and Satinder Garcha. The hotel is housed in two pre-war colonial shophouse buildings, The Duxton House on Duxton Road and The Duxton Terrace on Murray Street, and will showcase Tanjong Pagar district’s rich history.
The restoration will be helmed by architect and designer Jacques Garcia, whose extensive design portfolio includes the restoration of The Louvre and The Palace of Versailles. The Duxton Club will house five food and beverage venues — including bars, an all-day dining restaurant, a poolside bar, and an exclusive members’ club. Additional facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and cigar room.
The Duxton Club, 83 Duxton Road, Singapore 89540