Lavishly renovated in 2005, this city hotel comprises a total of 527 rooms spread over 21 floors, including 4 executive floors and a premium Club Lounge. Facilities on offer include an atrium lobby with 24-hour reception, a currency exchange facility and lift access. The hotel was designed by US architect John Portman with a contemporary design scheme accented with Asian-style touches. It has a column-free ballroom, 11 function rooms, 3 boardrooms, and a poolside function space. Business amenities available include secretarial services (surcharges apply) and high-speed cable and wireless Internet access (surcharges apply). Guests may also take advantage of the on site café, and the wide range of dining options. Room service is also available (charges apply) and there is parking provided for those arriving by car.Building renovation: the Marina Square Shopping Mall nearby has been renovated to revitalise the mall as a major shopping area. Officially reopened at the beginning of 2006, most of the renovation work to upgrade its facilities and services have been completed. Remaining work for the addition of a Mass Rapid Transit station is expected to be completed by 2008.Redesigned with oriental flair and a contemporary touch, the rooms feature panoramic views of the sea (ocean or harbour) and city skyline. Rooms are located from the 6th to the 21st floors and are between 33 to 34 m˛ in size, with king-size or twin beds. All rooms have wireless Internet access and a sophisticated surround-sound system offering CD and DVD options. Rooms also provide a spacious working desk, enhanced by the natural daylight from the floor to ceiling windows. Each comes with an en suite bathroom with shower, bathtub and hairdryer, as well as a direct dial telephone, a satellite/ cable TV, a radio, a minibar, a mini fridge and tea and coffee-making facilities. An iron and ironing board, a safe, centrally regulated air conditioning and a balcony or terrace also come as standard. There are also 2 disability-friendly rooms available: a suite and a deluxe with an ocean view. Both are twin rooms with widened doors and extra grip bars in the shower and bathroom.