Nestled in the heart of the Central Business District, Zaffiro, translated from the Italian word meaning ‘Sapphire’, has opened its doors to everyone longing for the taste of authentic Italian cuisine.
Armed with an established track record at Michelin restaurants in Italy and London, Chef Giuliano, who began his professional career at the age of 14, started his local career at the kitchens of the il Lido restaurant. Having spent a year propelling L’Angolos towards being one of the forefront Italian eateries within the gourmet scene, Chef Giuliano has since challenged himself by embarking on an independent venture with Zaffiro.
Helmed by Chef Giuliano Dacasto, Zaffiro is a restaurant where you can expect creative and contemporary renditions of familiar recipes and innovative pairings that’s win sceptics over by teasing their taste-buds into submission. The restaurant are boasts with 260 wine labels from Italy to France and the New World, accompanied by 13 varieties of champagne, and a host of speciality cocktails and mocktails.
We are thrilled to present Zaffiro and we believe that it will be an iconic cuisine destination for diners seeking good food and impeccable service. Therefore, to maintain the pristine standard of each dish and to preserve the intimate ambience of the restaurant, seating is limited to sixty. Thus, reservations are strongly recommended.
It’s a perfect venue for an evening soiree, to impress a date or to entertain business associates. With it’s uncompromising food and service quality and the passionate professionals behind the establishment.
The 2nd Pure Fitness club arrives at Asia Square in January 2012. Located in the heart of the Marina Bay area it is twice the size of their first club at Knightsbridge.
In this 32,000 sq-ft space, discover advanced and innovative equipment & programmes from around the world. Expect world-class design and service synonymous with the Pure brand. Enjoy thrilling new facilities only available at this Pure Fitness - their most incredible concept club yet to provide you with the most exceptional workout experience ever.
This brand new concept club raises the bar in premium global fitness:
Over 32,000 sq-ft space with world-class design features; 3 Group Fitness studios offering over 130 classes weekly; stylish, intelligently conceived endless swimming pool; Dedicated athletic area with 4 x 35m indoor running track; Stretch & Power zone equipped with complete series of tools such as Kettlebells, Bulgarian Bags and Medicine Balls; Mixed Martial Arts Zone with Competition Octagon for serious boxer, kickboxer and grappler; Core & Recovery Zone with dedicated stretch equipment Heart Rate Cardio Zone and dedicated VO2 testing area equipped with the latest assessment system; Innovative programmes administered by professionals who all hold internationally accredited fitness certifications; Private consultation rooms for Nutrition & Fitness Assessment; Juice Bar & Relaxation Lounge; Complimentary Wi-Fi access, refreshments, T-shirt, shorts, towels & socks!
In addition it will also boast:
New and unique classes like Aerial Arts Classes.
2 x Group Fitness Studios and 1 Indoor Cycling Studio hosting over 130 classes weekly in more than 20 different class formats.
International team of certified instructors teaching world-standard freestyle classes and renowned Les Mills programmes.
TRX and Pole Dancing classes available in both GX studios - capacity for over 20 poles in Studio 1. Supervised Pole Dancing weekend practice sessions available for all levels affording participants every opportunity to perfect their moves.
Largest indoor cycling studio in Singapore equipped with 40 Keiser Bikes, plus state-of-the-art lighting, sound system and digital technology.
Special Express Workout classes available midday to accommodate various needs - time-constrained clients can opt for one quick but highly effective 30-min session; those with more time can combine a few sessions to create a circuit-like format.
Outdoor running and walking clubs, and outdoor Boot Camp available, with a beautiful vista of Marina Bay.
Asia Square is a new premium integrated commercial development located in the heart of Marina Bay. Fostering a winning lifestyle equation for office tenants, Asia Square offers an optimal balance of Work, Play, Live and Grow elements to ensure a balanced and inspiring work environment. Its 2 million square feet of prime Grade A office space is designed with floor plates spanning up to 35,000 square feet - the largest in Marina Bay's new downtown - to create a more connected community at work. Added to this is the exclusive five-star luxury business hotel with over 300 rooms integrated within the development, its impressive sense of arrival at the 100,000-square-foot fully sheltered landscaped plaza called The Cube, ideal for events, exhibitions & roadshows.
At Fresh +, you decide what goes in your salad, and they'll put it together for you. The base of your salad is their signature lettuce mix, offering a good balance of juiciness, crunch, sweetness and a little bitterness. To the lettuce mix they add on the ingredients you fancy and choose on the day. They have around 50 ingredients to choose from. You then select your salad dressing, that they mix with your lettuce mix and ingredients. Their salad dressings are all made at the shop, using fresh ingredients. Voila! Your salad is now ready and the last thing is for you to enjoy its taste and freshness. You can also choose one of their favourite salads, made daily at the shop.
Quality control: The selection of their vegetables and salad products is very rigorous. Products are systematically checked upon arrival at the shop. At Fresh + quality and freshness are an obsession that allows for no compromise.
A good sandwich is one with good bread and a generous serving of high quality tasty ingredients. Their bread is made with superior ingredients and is served shortly after baking. Most of the baking process occurs at the shop, giving the bread softness inside and a nice crisp outside. Sandwiches are made in front of you, using premium ingredients. For those of you in a hurry, you can grab a fresh sandwich in their cold display, go straight to the cashier and go.
At Fresh +, from the light continental breakfasts to the solid cooked breakfasts, their breakfast menu offers a range of items that you can combine to create the one breakfast you really need to start your day! Not to mention the buttery taste of French croissants, and many other delectable sweet treats that you can enjoy at breakfast or after lunch!
Delivering a great coffee into your cup needs 3 things: good beans, good roasting and good know-how. Sounds easy? Read the following.
Good beans and roasting: At Fresh + they only buy premium beans that have been carefully selected for their ability to create a full body coffee. The blend is a superior Arabica/Robusta blend. The beans are roasted in Singapore to achieve minimal aroma loss following the roasting process, and delivered to Fresh + shortly after roasting. Their roaster is a leader in quality and technology in Singapore.
Good know-how: How many times have they seen baristas not applying the 12kg of tampering pressure, allowing the milk to go over the burning temperature, grinding coffee hours in advance of making it, and committing what they at Fresh + consider as cardinal sins! A poor technique using good beans will give at best an average coffee. At Fresh + their baristas have been individually trained to make sure you get the best out of their premium beans. Grinding is done immediately before making the cup of coffee, and all other requirements are meticulously applied to ensure all of the coffee aroma and body goes in your mouth and nowhere else!
At Fresh +, they offer two formula of fresh juices: you can either order one of their Favourite Juices, or just design your own out of a list of fresh fruit. Their Favourite Juice recipes have been designed by a health and nutritional expert. Each juice offers a specific health benefit that you will no doubt guess by looking at their names. At the same time the ingredients in each juice and their proportions have been refined so as to create a tasty and refreshing juice. The fruit selected for their juices are cut fresh every day, from carefully selected fruit that offer maximum ripeness and juiciness.
Located at Asia Square in the heart of the central business district, The Exchange brasserie & bar started trading on November 14 2011.
Offering 'Down Under' fare this massive 5,000 sq ft Australasian brasserie and bar is the first full restaurant venture by food and beverage consultants, Tadcaster Hospitality, who also runs BQ bar and Irish pub Molly Malone's in Boat Quay and the Bull and Bear pub at Far East Square.
This new 50-50 bar and restaurant space, which also includes a DJ booth, is an all-day space where people can come to for breakfast, a business lunch, or a happy hour drink and stay on for dinner followed by a bottle of vodka or champagne in the evening.
Focusing on hand-made, artisanal pizzas, Extra Virgin Pizza aims to provide a superior pizza product to the Singapore market. The thin-crust pizzas are authentic Italian in taste and texture, combining the best qualities of Neapolitan and Roman styles. Each pizza is baked to order in Extra Virgin’s two gas and wood-burning ovens. Flour, tomatoes, cheeses and other toppings are imported and of the highest quality.
Triple-O's grilled its first mouth-wateringly delicious burger in 1924, offering up a generous helping of tasty toppings and savory sauce, and is now satisfying the cravings of more than 3 million customers a year in the great northwest of Canada, and through its eight locations in Asia.
But at Triple-O's, they do not just serve up burgers, fries, and hand-scooped shakes, they serve the sauciest, juiciest, tastiest, bestest burgers around, the freshest, hottest, bestest fries around, and the thickest, creamiest, bestest milkshakes around in a cool retro style!
Pure Fitness is Singapore's premier health & fitness facility. It’s been less than a year since they set up shop here and it's already been confirmed that their second gym - a mega 32,000 sq. ft. concept club is scheduled to open in one of the new Marina Bay areas this November.
It's set to have a 4 x 35m indoor running track as well as a high-tech 3.6-meter swimming pool designed for aquatic therapy and triathlon training programs. It will also boast its very own MMA space complete with a cage that can be used for competitive sparring practices.
Pure Fitness' 1st gym in Singapore, conveniently located at Knightsbridge off Orchard Road has dedicated studios for free weights, cycling, boxing and aerobics, plus a diverse schedule of classes including bodypump, kick-boxing and yoga.
For clients who prefer individual instruction, full-time certified personal trainers are on staff. Clients seeking dietary advice can consult with a qualified nutritionist.
Pure Fitness offers an extensive range of fitness classes and tailored programmes suitable for all levels of strength and experience. It is equipped with specialty facilities including a designated boxing ring and functional training area, and provides complimentary induction programmes for all new joins.
Over 80 group exercise classes weekly per club are taught by an international team. These include unique offerings like TRX and Boot Camp, cycling, renowned Les Mills programmes such as Bodypump and Bodycombat, and a huge diversity of Group X Dance such as NYC Hip Hop, Latino Jam, Reggaeton, and Pole Dancing.
We're excitied to see all of this and more at their new outlet in November.
The second tower of Asia Square, Singapore, will commence construction this year, with the construction contract awarded to Hyundai Engineering and Construction Co. (Hyundai E&C). This brings the total value of the construction of Asia Square to over S$1 billion. Hyundai E&C is currently overseeing the ongoing construction works of Asia Square Tower 1 which is scheduled for completion in June.
Designed by Australian architects Denton Corker Marshall, Asia Square is a comprehensive mixed use development of commercial and retail uses, and the first in the Marina Bay area to be fully integrated with a five-star business hotel. Tower 1 is a 43-storey office building with 38 floors devoted to Grade A office space. The first and second floors feature a mix of retail space and food and beverage outlets. Its companion, Asia Square Tower 2, will include 26 levels of Grade A office space. It will also house the luxury Westin hotel from level 32 to 46.
Each tower will provide a highly efficient, column-free floor plate of up to 3520m2 of office space. The development features a fully sheltered 9000m2 public plaza and 6500m2 of retail space. Tower 1 will be completed in June 2011, and Tower 2 is scheduled for completion in 2013. A 300,000m2 development consisting of twin towers rising out of an ‘ice block’ glass podium.
Asia Square is located in Singapore’s Marina Bay, an extension of the existing Central Business District. Marina Bay is an ambitious 360ha urban development project planned as a lifestyle precinct with projects like Asia Square contributing to Singapore’s position as a major business and financial hub in Asia.
Asia Square comprises an integrated mixed use development of office, hotel and retail uses together with a vibrant 9000m2 public plaza located within the glass podium. Urban and built spaces with excellent amenity are being created, which will connect to and reinforce the existing urban fabric of Singapore. Two elegantly articulated tower forms emerge from a simple, orthogonal, pedestrian-scaled podium. Each tower is seemingly composed of a cluster of eight slender shafts that individually rise to varying heights to create a distinctive signature on the Singaporean skyline.
The façade of the two towers comprises glass and metal panelling, granting uninterrupted views from within while producing a striking random patterned effect from outside. At night, lighting will achieve a ‘speckled’ effect. Encapsulating the entire site is the glass podium which, in contrast to the towers, is expressed as a singular, unifying element. It formally fronts the streets on all four faces and is conceived as an ‘ice block’ floating above the ground plane.
Asia Square Tower 1 is a 43-storey office building with 38 floors (94 per cent of floor area) devoted to Grade A office space. The first and second floors will feature a mix of retail space and food and beverage outlets. Its companion, the 46-storey Asia Square Tower 2, comprises 26 office levels surmounted by 15 levels of luxury hotel. Each provides a highly efficient, column-free floor plate of up to 3520m2 of office space, allowing some 450 people to be located on the same floor together with a multitude of private offices, conference areas and private lounges.
Other environmental features and systems incorporated in the design are:
- High performance façade
- Regenerative lifts
- Energy-efficient air-conditioning system which uses chilled water from the government’s District Cooling System - UV emitters incorporated in Air Handling Units (AHUs) to remove harmful airborne micro-organisms
- Energy-efficient lighting
- Motion detectors and photo sensors integrated with lighting control system
- Harvesting of condensate water from AHUs for irrigation of greenery
- Water-efficient fittings
Delivering on its promise to build an optimal balance of Work, Play, Live and Grow elements, Asia Square will be the first commercial development in the Marina Bay area to be fully integrated with a five-star business hotel. Clinching the deal is Starwood Hotels & Resorts, which will be managing the 306-room hotel under the Westin brand.
Set to open in 2013, the hotel will span over 300,000 square feet and occupy the 32nd to 46th floors of Asia Square Tower 2. Blending sophistication and rejuvenation, the hotel will provide high quality accommodation and state-of-the-art business facilities to meet the needs of discerning business and leisure travelers.
The Westin brand continues to be a market leader in many established and emerging markets throughout Asia Pacific. With Asia Square’s prime location and excellent amenities, coupled with their distinctive wellness positioning, they are certain of delivering a world-class hotel that will redefine the Marina Bay precinct.
The wellness-inspired hotel will boast an array of facilities and amenities that will allow traveling executives to ‘live’ it up at Asia Square. This includes a standard room size of 45 square meters, 4 restaurants offering new concepts in dining; a fully-equipped state-of-the art gym that is open around the clock; spa facilities; an infinity swimming pool and a business centre with more than 11,000 square feet of meeting space. All guest rooms will feature Westin’s signature brand programs, including the soothing Westin Sensory Welcome, the iconic Heavenly Bed and the refreshing Heavenly Bath experience, that help create a sanctuary of calm in the heart of the bustling city.
In addition, hotel guests can enjoy easy access to a vibrant array of dining outlets and distinct mix of retail services that are located within the development, as well as excellent connectivity to the commercial developments, entertainment facilities and the newest landmarks in the Marina Bay area through Asia Square’s prime location.
The Westin brand that is synonymous with wellness and that will truly differentiate Asia Square from other commercial developments. What’s really critical is that Asia Square will house the very first integrated five-star hotel for the New Downtown, adding yet another dimension to their strategy to build from a human perspective. This underscores how they are building for the future, creating a new environment for occupants at Asia Square to Work, Play, Live and Grow at their optimum.