Once the heart of horse racing and precinct for the first plane to fly over Singapore in 1900s, Farrer Park has since evolved into a buzzing commercial community with plenty to do, see and eat. Park Hotel Farrer Park, is a brand new 300-room hotel situated in this vibrant enclave.
Park Hotel Farrer Park enjoys a prime location atop Farrer Park MRT station, providing unbeatable accessibility around the vicinity, to the city and Central Business District. Standing tall amongst surrounding shopping complexes, quaint restaurants and historical shophouses, the 20-storey new-build hotel with its sleek glass exteriors offers panoramic views of the vibrant district.
It is home to a mix of 300 contemporary guest rooms, Sky Loft and Premier Loft rooms coupled with modern amenities, the hotel also features three dining outlets, a swimming pool and gymnasium ideal for business travel or family holidays.
While the “heartware” remains distinctively Shangri-La, the interiors have experienced a significant rejuvenation to reveal a refreshed lobby, brand new rooms and suites, three novel restaurant concepts, and a revitalised club lounge. In doing so, it dons the cloak of being an urban resort, steeped in luxury and the finest quality.
Sweep up the grand driveway, step into the lobby and marvel at the breath-taking ceiling art installation by renowned Japanese designer Hirotoshi Sawada, made of thousands of cascading stylised leaves, reminiscent of a Tree Canopy amidst a vibrant tropical oasis.
The iconic Tower Wing’s 503 guestrooms and suites are completely refurbished with a luxurious new look. Choose to stay in any of the 360 Tower Wing Deluxe Rooms, 79 Horizon Club Deluxe Rooms, soon to open family-themed rooms and suites, as well as five One-Bedroom Suites and the newly added 250 square metre Grand Suite.
Opening soon, Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon is located in one of Singapore’s most vibrant enclaves, Little India. The hotel is steps from a cultural extravaganza – spectacular temples, heritage sites, restaurants, and shop houses selling clothes, jewelry and Indian spices.
Join them for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Garden Grille & Bar, their casual restaurant serving hearty and healthy dishes. Relax under the sun in the sparkling outdoor pool. The hotel also has a fitness center and business center, both open 24 hours to suit your schedule.
Every guest room has plush beds, blackout curtains and adjustable air-conditioning for a great night’s sleep. Feel at home with comforts like complimentary WiFi, a 43-inch HDTV, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, laptop-sized safe, a walk-in shower and deluxe bath products. Relax in cozy seating at the bay window, and work at the desk with ergonomic chair and universal plug points.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) has announced the completion of construction for its new passenger terminal building, Terminal 4 (T4). The next stage of development will be focused on its interior fittings, as well as preparing it for operations as the terminal will open in the second half of the year.
Construction work on the new terminal, located at the southern end of Changi Airport, commenced in early 2014. In addition to the two-storey passenger terminal building, the construction involved the development of two multi-storey car parks providing 1,700 parking spaces, a two-storey taxi holding area, as well as three vehicular and pedestrian bridges spanning across Airport Boulevard to create new channels of access to T4.
A 68-metre high ramp control tower has also been constructed to enhance air traffic controllers’ management of aircraft movements in the apron and taxiways around the terminal. Completed in under three years, the T4 project involved over 4,000 workers at the peak of its construction works.
For the first time at Changi Airport, T4 will see a terminal-wide implementation of fast and seamless travel (FAST) initiatives to enhance passenger experience and operational efficiency. The preparatory works in the lead-up to its opening will involve the installation and testing of key airport systems and processes including the new FAST self-service and automated options covering check-in, bag-drop, immigration clearance and boarding.
There will also be training and familiarisation programmes organised for airport staff and partners, to prepare them for operations in the new terminal.
Opening on 5 January 2017, Villa Samadhi is a delightfully restored colonial residence oozing with old Malayan charm, hidden away in the Labrador Nature Reserve.
At Villa Samadhi, guests will find timber salvaged from abandoned kampung (village) houses, bamboo and natural materials sourced from the indigenous Orang Asli, as well as bamboo and wood carpentry crafted on-site by the villa’s own craftsmen. Artisanal crafts are valued, with colourful Southeast Asian hill tribe artwork, Indochinese artifacts, old Chinese furniture adorning the interiors against the signature backdrop of terraced corridors, shuttered windows, high ceilings and airy rooms.
Villa Samadhi has 18 rooms fashioned with stunning four poster beds, plantation chairs, teak furniture as well as blue and white china beckon, with views of towering trees and wildlife, some decked with private plunge pools. A well-stocked library and a bar equipped with a pool table are the perfect place to spend an afternoon tea or complimentary pre-dinner cocktails before taking a short stroll through the forest to get to Tamarind Hill, where stunning dining options await.
Luxuries here are opulently simple – the luxury of reliving yesteryear, of quietude, of breathing space, of being surrounded by nature.
Part of the new Tanjong Pagar Centre, which is now the tallest building in Singapore, is the 223-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre which will be opening in May 2017.
Their luxurious rooms feature bold artwork inspired by the rich shades of leaves, and are equipped with high quality amenities. Stay entertained with a 49" Smart TV and a Bose home entertainment system.
Be sure to check out their restaurant, Racines, by Chef Jean Charles Dubois. The restaurant will be serving up contemporary French and local cuisine.
Ascott Orchard, the new fashion-inspired serviced residence, is linked to Paragon shopping mall through a covered bridge and is part of CapitaLand’s landmark integrated development that also comprises a high-end residential development.
Located in the most fashionable shopping destination in Singapore, Ascott Orchard will offer guests an exclusive and smart living experience. The premium serviced residence is well suited for expatriates, business travellers and tourists as it is a few minutes’ walk from Orchard as well as Somerset Mass Rapid Transit stations with easy access to the Central Business District, world-class shopping malls and premium medical facilities.