Designed by renowned architect John Portman, who transformed the interior spaces of hotels by creating atriums with a cinematic, soaring experience, the 32-year-old Marina Mandarin is now known as PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, having been rebranded by property group United Industrial Corporation (UIC)
The property will be refreshed with a new look and identity as it joins the Pan Pacific Hotels Group portfolio of nearly 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites globally.
Renovation to PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay will be done in phases from early-2020 to mid-2021 to the hotel’s public spaces, guestrooms, and meeting facilities to transform this Marina Bay landmark into a statement “garden in the hotel” with curated lush landscapes and stylish interiors.
Ms Cinn Tan, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, says, “We are celebrating the latest addition of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay to our Pan Pacific Hotels Group family with a launch offer that exemplifies the sincere hospitality we are known for. We want our guests to feel supported whenever they travel, whether for work or play, and have invested thought and heart into this special promotion, which comes with a selection of personalised benefits. This is because we believe in giving our guests the flexibility to choose what they would enjoy best, so they can make the most of their stay with us. It is our confidence that the guests of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay will experience the excellence in product and service that have led to us being awarded “Best Regional Hotel Chain” for three years running by readers in Asia Pacific.”
Enjoying an excellent location in the heart of the city, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay offers a breathtaking view of the Marina Bay and financial district, as well as convenient access to the Marina Square Shopping Mall, and is minutes away from Sands Expo & Convention Center and Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Directly opposite The Esplanade, Singapore’s performing arts centre, the hotel is also within walking distance to attractions such as Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Flyer, and is perfectly situated right on the trackside of the Singapore Grand Prix Formula One race.
Calling all dessert lovers, it’s time to take indulgence a step further with the latest arrival in town - Do Qoo (pronounced as Do-Cool) - a brand new dessert spot serving up reimagined desserts in a cup.
Do Qoo desserts are served in a specially designed portable cup for easy on-the-go enjoyment. Prepared with classic layers of refreshing homemade grass jelly, soy pudding or Osmanthus Aiyu Jelly, paired with their Signature Abacus toppings, then finished off with a drizzle of luscious soy cream.
The chain is a new concept launched by Mr Bean, Singapore’s largest soya F&B chain. Do Qoo uses the ever popular soy pudding and grass jelly from Mr Bean as the classic base for all of its dessert cups. Found in the newly-opened PLQ mall, is a 2-in-1 concept store housing both Do Qoo and Mr Bean.
Introducing Pazzion Café, shoe brand Pazzion’s first multi-concept all-day lifestyle destination in Singapore. Located at Jewel Changi Airport, the 45-seater café at Basement 1 is an oasis within the frenetic airport mall.
A natural extension of the brand that brings together shoe lovers from all walks of life, cultures and countries to a much-needed cosy spot to rest their feet while enjoying the brand’s specially-curated menu of delectable eats as well as a good cup of coffee.
“Everything in moderation, except coffee and shoes” is the beaming neon blue sign that warmly greets every customer as they enter the café. And now they can have the best of both worlds with the Pazzion boutique a stone’s throw away.
The café is tastefully designed in monochromatic tones of black and white, peppered with grey and gold to complement the sleek aesthetics of the brand’s retail boutique. Giving off a modern yet understated elegant vibe with a hint of nostalgia exuding from the vintage soft furnishings placed within the space and creating an invitation to all.
The café serves artisanal brewed coffee from a house blend of 50-50 Brazilian and Colombian beans. Inspired by the unique and sophisticated essence of Pazzion, the coffee beans used at Pazzion Café are carefully roasted to the optimal internal temperature to bring out the smooth, nutty and creamy chocolatey taste of the coffee, leaving one invigorated and craving for more. The sweet aroma of coffee permeates around the café instantly to relax and free the mind. A delectable and comforting sip, be it a hot or cold option, it is best enjoyed with the variety of decorative French pastries.
The curated menu offers a range of all-day dining options, serving a range of different drinks and dishes that accommodate all meal needs. With signature dishes such as French Toast, Cold Truffle Pasta, or the Quinoa Bowl, there is surely something to delight everyone.
For starters, mains to desserts, Pazzion Café offers delectable options that fit into any taste buds and food preferences. Each ingredient is carefully selected for the specially curated menu without compromising on quality, taste and presentation.
Skyports and Volocopter have announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) – through stunning designs produced by internationally renowned agency Brandlab.
Ground-based vertiport infrastructure is critical to the success of future urban air mobility (UAM), including air taxi operations in congested cities. Construction of the first Volo-Port will be completed later this year. The partners plan to build it in Singapore for the scheduled public flight trials in the second half of 2019. A full-scale Volocopter vehicle is on display at the Greentech festival.
The Volo-Port prototype will:
Enable real-life testing of the full customer journey to perfect the passenger experience;
Showcase planned customer services, including pre-flight checks, passenger lounges and boarding procedures;
Allow practical testing of ground operations and services, including battery swaps and charging, maintenance, safety and security;
Provide the opportunity for authorities and industry regulators to interact with the infrastructure and provide feedback before they are asked to approve the final design.
Vertiports are the only physical infrastructure required for air taxis to commence operations in cities in the near future. Volo-Ports are designed to provide passengers with a seamless air taxi experience that is safe, secure, and relaxing. They will merge with their surroundings, allowing passengers and passers-by to see through the whole structure.
Pasar Peninsula is Singapore’s latest multi-label store officially stocking the likes of Aries Arise, Perks and Mini, Good Morning Tapes, Han Kjøbenhavn and DUNNO.
Set within the Kampong Glam precinct, Pasar Peninsula is a firm believer of “retail is not dead” and aims to create a culturally apt creative retail space for alternative cultures and communities. The store, unfazed by trends, opts for a non-conformist; rebellious, underground approach to its carefully curated mix of storied goods, and is home to obscure brands veering in a sweet indefinable space between streetwear and high fashion.
The formation of Pasar Peninsula is a response to what the store feels limited to in terms of creativity, diversity and individuality in Singapore’s retail market.
Therapy Market is a marketplace at Marina Square offering products and services for the personal therapy you need. They carry beauty, aromatherapy, food, health, personal care, plants, home and fashion products for a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Their aim is to provide affordable and accessible comfort, therapy, and pampering for individuals in our fast-paced society. In a nutshell, they want to create positive emotions and make you feel good everyday!
A project jointly developed by JTC, Singapore Tourism Board and Enterprise Singapore, Design Orchard aims to nurture home-grown brands and profile local design talents. Housing retail, incubation and event spaces under one roof in the heart of Orchard Road, the clustering of designers at Design Orchard will foster collaboration and offer varied opportunities for designers to test-bed and commercialise their products.
Slated to open in early 2019, the 2.5-storey development is one of the initiatives under the Retail Industry Transformation Map (ITM), launched in September 2016. The Retail ITM envisions a thriving retail industry comprising a mix of highly productive omni-channel retailers, and local brands with global footprints, supported by a skilled and professional workforce.
As nurturing Singapore's design talent is integral to a pipeline of strong local retail brands that have capacity to internationalise, Design Orchard will provide a suite of support programmes that Singapore design talent can tap on for growth. Specifically, designers will be able to connect with overseas production partners and fashion associations, as well as get support for tradeshows and market access trips, business mentoring, training and other services.
Gucci's Paragon flagship store reopens with a complete facelift.
The 10,000 sq ft retail space is nothing but "Gucciting". Two lavishly furnished levels which are dedicated to accessories, Gucci’s home décor collection, ready-to-wear menswear & womenswear plus a special Gucci Kids nook set the ultimate shopping experience for their customers.
They have also included a fuschia-hued private room that clients can reserve for appointments and fittings. This flagship store also allows customers to personalise everything from their popular Dionysus bags to the Ace sneakers.
Influential, innovative and progressive, Gucci is reinventing a wholly modern approach to fashion. Under the new vision of creative director Alessandro Michele, the house has redefined luxury for the 21st century, further reinforcing its position as one of the world's most desirable fashion houses.
Ecletic, contemporary, romantic - Gucci products represent the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship and are unsurpassed for their quality and attention to detail.
Several treasured 100-year-old Moynat trunks on megaliths are exhibited at their newly-opened Marina Bay Sands boutique.
The luxe boutique carries both men’s and women’s collections of leather goods, accessories, textiles and trunks.
Since its inception by Pauline Moynat in 1849, Moynat has always been recognized as an emblem of discreet and uncompromising luxury with the ultimate Parisian charm. Its maisons have become the haunt of connoisseurs looking for splendid and unusual pieces.
The boutique also takes orders for the signature personalization service, from hand painting of initials, to made-to-measure trunks and handbags.
Liberate your palate and free your soul. The Butcher's Wife is dedicated to the gluten-free lifestyle. Brave, contemporary cooking that makes your heart sing and your stomach smile. Tasty, hearty, totally delicious. 100% gluten free, 100% yum.
Montblanc’s longest-standing boutique here reopens with a lavish & updated look in celebration of the German brand’s 25th year in Singapore.
Created by designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, the boutique expresses the German company’s values of European craftsmanship, heritage sophistication, and performance and innovation.
The boutique now offers an even more immersive and luxurious shopping experience featuring an instant embossing station for small leather goods, and a wider selection of Montblanc timepieces, writing instruments and refined leather goods.
After 3 years of welcoming guests with delicate Spanish fare to Singapore, La Ventana has now rebranded to Tapas 26 and relocated to a new space at 26B Dempsey Road.
Along with this revamp, Tapas 26 will also be serving an eclectic mix of all-time favourite tapas and cuisine from Spain, along with a curated selection of Spanish wines and traditional drinks, all in a casual and fun atmosphere.
The restaurant will feature a different menu every quarter to introduce a variety of internationally known dishes alongside lesser-known homemade recipes that have been enjoyed across many generations in Spain. Diners can also look forward to the seasonal menus that would showcase the versatility of tapas and Spanish cuisines when fresh products form the market are incorporated into the recipes.
The Centrepoint is now home to the flagship showroom of LuxLexicon, the largest reseller of Hermes bags in Singapore.
With over 300 pieces in stock, LuxLexicon as the largest purveyor of Hermes Birkins and Kellys outside Hermes stores in Singapore and a leader in authenticated luxury consignments for Hermes. Prices range from $8,000 for a pre-owned box leather vintage Kelly to $88,000 for a brand new crocodile Birkin.
The love for Hermes is at the centre of everything they do at LuxLexicon. Through their close relationships with their clients who are privileged customers of the brand, LuxLexicon gains private access to the best and widest selection of Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags, allusive to the vast majority of consumers. This access, coupled with the role that they have earned as trusted stewards of the prized handbags that pass through their hands, continually reward their shoppers with the most coveted handbags at low prices unparalleled anywhere else in the secondary market.
The new Montblanc boutique concept at its Paragon location communicates a true expression of luxury in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.
Through the eyes of designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, the immersive retail environment introduces a pure and unclutterered aesthetic, mixing black, white and wood, revealing the collections in a display that enhances the fine qualities of each piece.
For the past 100 years Montblanc is a synonymous for the very highest writing culture, while the white star emblem symbolizes the snow-covered peak of the Mont Blanc – the highest European mountain, standing for the brand’s commitment to the highest quality and finest craftsmanship.
Now Montblanc’s product range has been expanded to include luxury watches, high-quality leather goods, jewellery, eyewear and fragrances.
Tony Moly is a Korean Cosmetic and Beauty brand. They are a street culture brand that promotes an enjoyable urban beauty lifestyle. They provide high quality, innovative skin care products, trendy makeup and irresistibly cute items that actually work! All of their items are made in Korea and only with the highest quality ingredients!
THEY DO NOT TEST on Animals as they love them as much as you do. Finally, they just want to provide to you an enjoyable experience and hope that they can help you feel chic, unique and beautiful!
As we age, everyone wants to keep and maintain our youthful skin.
Youthful glow to our skin often becomes our reminiscence as we age.
Tony Moly strives through research and ethical skin care principles to offer the fountain of youth in careful selection of their products. They focus on how to offer this youthful complexion for their customers to maintain radiant, glowing, and renewed skin.
Mamonde, is a South Korean brand specialising in skincare and cosmetics products, formulated from the goodness of flowers. Their first standalone boutique in Singapore will be opening soon at Ngee Ann City.
With a rich brand heritage dating back to 1991, Mamonde has always gathered inspiration from the beauty of nature, in particular flowers.
Each of Mamonde's skincare range is created by studying the unique characteristics of flowers and using them to develop product lines that address various skin concerns. Mamonde’s makeup line is also inspired by the vibrant nature of flowers with its exuberant colours and alluring fragrance. Even the product packaging has been carefully designed to reflect its philosophy, featuring feminine yet sensible designs that incorporate subtle floral elements.
Proenza Schouler is defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail with a sense of refined ease. Inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the use of custom developed fabrics.
Get your Proenza Schouler fix at its new store located at Hilton Shopping Gallery.
Proenza Schouler is a New York based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2002 by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The duo met while studying at Parson’s School of Design eventually collaborating on their senior thesis, which became their first collection as Proenza Schouler. Named after the designers' mothers' maiden names, the collection was bought in its entirety by Barneys New York.
With a thrilling façade on Orchard Road, Longchamp's new store at Paragon is now open and it offers you a larger selection of products and services.
Vsit the new store to discover the new world Longchamp has to offer you.
Marking the opening of its Paragon store, Longchamp also released its Mademoiselle Longchamp range of bags, which is exclusively distributed there until September 15, and at all Longchamp outlets thereafter.
The new boutique also offers personalisation service where customers will get a chance to customise their own bags with their initials.
Step inside the first Singapore store of French luxury leather goods brand, Moynat located at Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City.
Moynat's first atelier was opened in Paris in 1849 by trunk-makers Octavie and François Coulembier. They joined forces with Pauline Moynat, a specialist in travel goods, to open the first store of avenue de l’Opera.
The French luxury house is known for its leather goods, accessories and textiles.
Moynat's first patent is for a sturdy waterproof canvas coated with Gutta Percha, a tropical sap, which guaranteed that trunks were completely watertight.
The newly re-opened Salvatore Ferragamo boutique at ION Orchard spans over an area of about 290 square metres and houses a thorough selection of Salvatore Ferragamo collections of Men’s and Women’s bags, shoes, leather goods.
The store’s interior is both elegant and luxurious, in line with Ferragamo’s signature style, creating a refined, understated ambience with a decor that reflects the design concept of Salvatore Ferragamo stores around the world.
French fashion house Balmain's first Southeast Asia store is now at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Balmain, a true Parisian powerhouse, was founded in 1945 by couturier Pierre Balmain. Acclaimed creative director Olivier Rousteing continues to deliver a blend of decadent rock-chic glamour with ultra sexy and distinctive collections for both women and men. His collections incorporate the house’s well-known mastery of tailoring, embroidery and traditional techniques of classic couture.
Discover the new Longchamp Boutique at ION Orchard where you can find its new Ready-to-Wear area, VIP room and can design your very own Le Pliage leather bag at their Made-To-Measure Atelier, Longchamp’s first personalized service in Singapore.
French luxury House Longchamp was founded in Paris in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain, is still owned and run by the Cassegrain family today.
Longchamp is an international brand that has maintained momentum and energy across the decades. It epitomises French flair, fresh and inspiring creativity, as well as sharing the active lives of women across the world who enjoy a touch of luxury every day.
Refreshing advertising campaigns and exciting collaborations with artists underline the contemporary and sometimes playful spirit of Longchamp, which owns more than 252 exclusive boutiques worldwide.
K+ Curatorial Space is a new multi-concept shop – where art meets retail meets community. With the continued support of Scotts Square, the over 4,000 square feet space, which is nearly three times the size of its previous premise, features a larger Gallery space, a Retail space and a new Community space.
The Retail space sees BooksActually, GoodStuph, Kinetic, Pomelo,
Supermama and Tofu Design curate and sell a range of lifestyle products, literature, furniture, and apparel that showcases the best of Singapore’s creative scene.
The Community space allows creative practitioners, students, start- ups, as well as art and design enthusiasts to network, mingle and interact freely so that fresh ideas and cross-disciplinary collaborations can be nurtured.
Established in 1979, The Hour Glass is one of Asia’s leading specialty watch retailers representing international watch marques such as Hublot and Sinn. It remains a watch haven for all watch collectors and enthusiasts alike with its wide ranging Swiss luxury watch brands.
The Optic Butler seeks to be a Top quality eyewear retailer hub online by providing a large variety of eyewear products from the most reputable brands around the world. They believe in quality and efficiency and seek to provide you the best possible experience of purchasing your very own eyewear.
Pedder on Scotts brings more than 100 of the hottest international footwear, handbags and accessories brands to Singapore. The store offers a range of luxury and contemporary designer products across women, men & children. It features seven retail zones: On Pedder, On Pedder Men’s store, New Generation, Weekend & Sports, Cool Kids, and Kiosks. Renowned coffee connoisseurs The Coffee Academics completes the space.
Dolce & Gabbana is the Dream: a luxury brand that is distinguished by its stylistic originality combined with the superior sartorial content of its creations. The strong identity of the Dolce & Gabbana brand has evolved over the years while always remaining faithful to its inherent standards.
An unmistakable style, the expression of unconventional luxury which, season after season, combines strong innovation with the powerful Mediterranean flavour of its origins. A brand whose essence lies in its contrasting features.
Llaollao is Frozen Yogurt. As it’s natural, it’s one of the healthiest and most recommended products in the world, thanks to the goodness in it and its high nutritional value.
It is made from skimmed milk at the moment of serving and combined with the finest toppings (from freshly-chopped seasonal fruits to cereals, fun crunchy toppings and delicious sauces), making it even more delicious and healthy.
Their natural yoghurt has very low-fat content and contain high source of calcium. Being a probiotic food, it regulates the digestive system and strengthens the immunological system.
Llaollao is the fastest-growing European Brand in the frozen yoghurt market already has 135 outlets in more than 120 countries.
The Emporium is an exciting new multi-brand fashion and lifestyle pop-up store offering shoppers a fresh, stylish and enjoyable retail experience. It has something for everyone – great clothes, shoes and accessories for men and women, furniture and home décor items, gifts and much more.
New stock arrivals every week make it the perfect store for putting together a great new outfit, buy all the gifts you need for family and friends or create a stylish new festive look for your home.
Taking over Fort Canning Arts Centre, the Pinacothèque’s inaugural feature exhibition is The Myth of Cleopatra. Restellini believes the powerful pharaoh was a figure who captivated generations of artists, scholars, historians… and even fancy dress partygoers. Over 200 works are showcased, – from archaeological artefacts to theatre props – that are related to or inspired by Cleopatra. Also included is the funeral mask, ‘designed to cover the face of the mummies in the burial ceremonies; judging by its size, this mask in particular was designed for a child,’ explains Restellini.
Close to 50 masterpieces – such as those by Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Monet and Jackson Pollock – from private collections make up the permanent collection. A Heritage Gallery celebrating the history of Fort Canning offers free entry, while the Singapore Pinacothèque Art Academy will provide workshops and lectures. The Features Gallery is expected to rotate its shows two to three times a year.
Accor will this year open its first ibis Styles hotel in Singapore, called ibis Styles Singapore, where the former Hotel Windsor used to stand at the corner of MacPherson and Aljunied Roads.
ibis Styles is one of Accor's economy brands. The 298-room hotel, with a ship-like exterior, is set to open in Q4 2015.
The hotel will be complemented by MacPherson Mall, which is part of the same complex. The hotel's amenities include a 25-metre free-form swimming pool on the fourth floor, as well as a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a pool bar, modern gym and a water feature. Its interiors have also all been refurbished with innovative designer furniture.
Established in 1994, BritishIndia is a lifestyle brand that currently has over 40 outlets across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. Created for the tropics and inspired by the grand romance of the Colonial era, they offer timeless designs created with the philosophy of comfort and effortless dressing for both men and women in mind.
They currently have 6 main lines: Classic, New Classic, Pure, Traveler, Adventurer, Travel & Yoga; each line offering a different story to suit various occasions of contemporary tropical lifestyle.
In addition to the breadth of their collection, they are also known for our depth in sizes flattering figures of many shapes.
Stoned by Q (SBQ) is the first in-house jewellery brand created by home-grown multi-brand handbag and accessories store, Quintessential.
The brand offers a range of affordable jewellery that looks contemporary, spare and minimalist yet remains well-priced and beautifully presented. The main design component of each piece is a natural semi-precious stone/stones or quartz set against 18k gold-plated over brass. The extensive line includes necklaces, rings, bangles and earrings with new designs introduced every month.
All your favourite multi-coloured semi-precious stones are available: rose quartz, lemon topaz, citrine, green onyx, moonstone, turquoise, London blue topaz, malachite and black onyx.
Pedder Group’s largest concept in South East Asia will launch in the third quarter of 2015 at Scotts Square.
The second level of Scotts Square will welcome a new retail concept by footwear, handbags and accessories specialist Pedder Group which will present the largest offering of its type in Singapore, with more than 200 brands curated in an innovative store environment of 20,000 square feet and supported by exceptional service.
On Pedder Men’s Store – Following the launch of the Hong Kong flagship, the On Pedder Men’s store will be the ultimate destination for contemporary and luxury designer brands and is designed for the discerning man in search of anything from a utility high top sneaker to a tailored lace-up with a twist.
New Generation – Geared towards the young and daring, New Generation presents contemporary brands such as Pedder Red, and footwear brand, Ash.
Weekend & Sports – Dedicated to lifestyle and sports trends, this zone will feature key brands across this category as well as hard to find collaborations.
The Market Place – A space dedicated to creative collaborations and pop-ups which will showcase a rotation of projects that inspire and excite.
Cool Kids – Dedicated for children from 2 to 12 years old with all things mini from footwear, bags to sunglasses.
Naiise is a curated destination for original, well-designed products and daily design inspiration. Naiise is one of the fastest growing design retailers locally and currently stocks more than 2,000 products from 250+ emerging and established brands from Singapore and around the world.
Founded in the belief that design adds value to people’s lives, Naiise strives to make good design accessible and relevant to more people through its various touch-points – online, pop-up stores and customer experiences. Naiise is also a platform where designers can promote and showcase their products to larger audiences.
By working closely with its community of partners, curators and customers and maintaining a vibrant social media presence, Naiise hopes to nurture a community of people who love and appreciate good design. Naiise is design for everyone, for everyday.
Since its inception in 1896, Louis Poulsen has built brand visibility across the world through a carefully selected network of retailers and distributors. With the setting up of Louis Poulsen Asia in 2008 to better serve the Asian market, the organization is able to focus on enhancing the brand visibility and establishing a stronger foothold in all major countries in Asia.
The new Louis Poulsen showroom extends over 1,500 square feet of a conserved shop house located at Purvis Street. Created by celebrated Singapore interior designer Peter Tay, it will showcase a comprehensive selection of Louis Poulsen's AJ lights and LC Shutters.
South Korea’s The Shilla Duty Free has opened across Changi Airport's three terminals and stocks 182 brands.
Approximately 80 of these brands are completely new to the airport, while 26 are reported to be exclusive and unavailable anywhere else in Singapore. Among the brands exclusive to Singapore are Aromatica and Jean Louis Scherrer Perfume. Shilla has also introduced more than 35 Korean brands.
Shilla also announced that by June a new double-storey outlet in terminal 3 will provide facials and beauty consultations.