A contemporary take on 19th century Singapore architecture, this 10-storey hotel is topped by a striking red-tiled roof and towers with spires, while its exterior features neo-classical motifs such as cast iron balconies and large overhanging eaves. Built in 2009, the hotel features intelligent lighting, accentuating the interiors of the rooms and illuminating a stunning facade that offers a refreshing change to the skyline of the riverfront area. Inspired by the old world charm of Singapore's colonial past, the hotel, with its lush landscape, serves as a tropical retreat in the centre of the city. The establishment is fully air-conditioned and comprises a total of 336 guest rooms and suites. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service and currency exchange facilities. Lift access, a bar, a restaurant, conference facilities and a laundry service (fees apply) all feature. Guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the nearby car park.The hotel is set to open in 2009.The rooms have modern furnishings with a classic touch and embody a contemporary feel. All rooms come with individually regulated air conditioning, an in-room safe, Internet access and a minibar (fees apply), as well as complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms are between 24 mē and 26 mē and are en suite with a bath/shower and hairdryer. Additional facilities include double/king-size beds, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio and a terrace.