Shangri-La Hotel Singapore has finally revealed its iconic Tower Wing after an extensive eight-month renovation. Officially unveiled on 16 May 2017, the hotel now sports a refreshed lobby, brand new rooms and suites, three restaurant concepts, and a revitalised club lounge.
The Tower Wing, first established in 1971, was part of the first Shangri-La Hotel in the world. Its redesign was spearheaded by Mr Ryoichi Niwata from Japan-based Bond Design Studio. Niwata’s vision for the Tower Wing lobby, guest rooms and NAMI restaurant and bar was to introduce elements of nature indoors.
This is evident when guests are chauffeured up the grand driveway and welcomed into the stunning lobby, where they are greeted by a new, stunning ceiling art installation made of thousands of cascading metallic leaves. It is the brainchild of renowned Japanese designer Hirotoshi Sawada, and replaces the grand crystal chandelier that was once the centrepiece in the lobby.
The opulent interiors featuring brown flooring and darkened interiors (that the hotel lobby used to be known for) are also gone. In its place, Niwata has added more contemporary touches, making use of wood furnishings and fresh hues of white, cream and black. A 9m-tall basalt rock feature wall, designed by Australian landscape designer Charlie Albon, stands near the check-in area — marking the historical hotel as an elegant oasis steeped in luxury.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350, +65 6235 1666
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