The much-anticipated Patina Capitol Singapore, originally scheduled to open by end-2015, is a project that has been delayed for the past few years. However, in a turn of events, it has been announced that Kempinski Hotels has been picked to take over the hotel at Capitol Singapore instead.
Capitol Singapore is a heritage lifestyle integrated development in Singapore’s downtown Civic District comprising three heritage buildings; the iconic Capitol Theatre, the Eden Residences Capitol luxury apartments, and the upcoming Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, which will be the Geneva-based hotel group’s flagship hotel in Singapore.
Called The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, it will join the group’s 75 other five-star hotels globally. The hotel will comprise of 157 guest rooms and suites situated within the restored Capitol Building and Stamford House. Additionally, it will also be home to a leading international restaurant under the helm of a Michelin-starred chef, along with Kempinski’s other selection of food and beverage options to be opened at the Galleria; the sheltered promenade of Capitol Piazza.
The hotel is slated to open in September this year, with its full range of facilities unveiled in several phases until the end of 2018.
“The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will attract Singaporeans and international travellers alike as the ‘brand old new place’ to be, blending the best of the city-state’s past with the energy, creativity and entrepreneurship of modern-day Singapore. This unique property in Singapore preserves Kempinski’s long tradition of grand hotels and heritage destination,” said vice chairman of Kempinski Hotels’ management board, Bernold O. Schroeder.
Another opening in the region will be the Apurva Kempinski Bali, set amidst 14-hectares of tropical gardens with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean in Nusa Dua. Set to open in the last quarter of 2018, the property will comprise of 475 luxurious guest rooms, speciality suites and exclusive villas, overlooking either the magnificent Indian Ocean or the tranquil nature.
Facilities include five F&B options, a cigar bar, Javanese spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, kids club, as well as meeting facilities and three wedding chapels.