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.
The hotel is situated along Marina Bay, with panoramic views of Singapore Harbour. It is adjacent to Marina Square Shopping Mall, one of Singapore's most well known shopping and entertainment complexes, and is also 5 minutes' walk from Suntec City, which houses one of Asia Pacific's largest convention centres. It is a 10-15 minute walk to City Hall MRT Station, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Merlion Park and the Singapore History Museum. There is a range of restaurants just 100 m away from the hotel and Marina City Park, Singapore River and the Esplanade Theatres can all be found within a 400 m radius. The Singapore Art Museum, Bugis Village and Trishaw Park can be reached within 15 minutes by foot, while the city centre and Little India are 1.5 km away.
Redesigned with oriental flair and a contemporary touch, the rooms located from the 6th to the 21st floors feature panoramic views of the sea (ocean or harbour) and city skyline. The Deluxe Rooms are between 33 to 34 m² in size, offering either a king-size bed or twin beds. The Grand Rooms are a spacious 46 m² in size with a bigger living area and can comfortably accommodate an extra bed. All rooms have wireless Internet access, a sophisticated surround-sound system offering CD and DVD options, a spacious working desk, a balcony or terrace as well as an en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub. Amenities include a hairdryer, direct dial telephone, a satellite/ cable TV, radio, a mini bar, a mini fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, an iron and ironing board and an electronic safe. 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.
The hotel features a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool with landscaped gardens and views of Singapore's city skyline. It is complete with a children's paddling section, poolside snack bar and terrace with sun loungers. Located on level 5, The Oriental Spa comprises four treatment rooms, a room for couples, a shiatsu room, a private relaxation lounge, a 528 m² high-tech exercise studio as well as a yoga studio with qualified yoga masters, who provide each guest with a personal assessment before the yoga session. An extensive yoga programme is available, with private classes arranged by appointment. Massage and spa treatments incur a small additional fee.
The hotel's 6 restaurants and bars range from Chinese and Mediterranean to international, classic steakhouse, and Japanese-Californian fusion.
American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are all accepted as methods of payment.
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.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board
King size bed