Why you should visit these three new hotels in Singapore: Andaz, Sofitel City Centre, Intercontinental Robertson Quay
There will be new hotel openings to look out for in Singapore in the next few months. Here’s a sneak peek of three brand new properties.
Intercontinental Robertson Quay
The 225-room InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, which will be launched 1 September, is located by the waterfront at the vibrant Robertson Quay. The newly rebuilt hotel’s design blends elements from the district’s industrial past with sleek contemporary finishes, complemented with outdoor terraces overlooking the Singapore River. Dining-wise, the urban hotel houses an Italian restaurant, Publico, on the first level, as well as a lobby lounge, Quayside Lounge. Other exciting dining and lifestyle concepts to look out for include Wolfgang Steakhouse and 1880, on levels two and three. The hotel also boasts business and recreational facilities including a luxurious Club InterContinental Lounge, a swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness studio. intercontinental.com/robertson-quay
Slated to open in September 2017, the 342-room Andaz Singapore combines the brand’s trademark sense of grown-up fun with an impeccable address, courtesy of its lofty perch in starchitect Ole Scheeren’s ambitious DUO skyscraper in the Ophir-Rochor neighbourhood. The hotel features 26 luxury suites, residential-style event venues with floor-to-ceiling windows and loft kitchens, the only rooftop bar in downtown with 360-degree views, and a street-dining-in-the-sky food and beverage concept at Alley on 25. Leading the hotel’s opening is general manager Olivier Lenoir who hails from Switzerland. Prior to joining Andaz Singapore, this experienced hotelier and Hyatt veteran was the hotel manager at Grand Hyatt Singapore. He’s also worked in Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Grand Hyatt Shenzhen and Grand Hyatt Taipei. singapore.andaz.hyatt.com
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
French chic arrives at Tanjong Pagar. Opening in July 2017 at Tanjong Pagar Centre (Singapore’s tallest building), along Wallich Street, is the younger sister to the glammed up Sofitel So in Robinson Road. This new Sofitel features 223 high-ceilinged rooms dressed in plush furnishings, silky wall panels and soft pastel colours. If the outdoor 30m swimming pool doesn’t tempt, perhaps the interactive market style kitchen might. Executive chef Jean-Charles Dubois will be helming the F&B outlets including Racines (meaning roots in French) , which serves French classics as well as contemporary Chinese delicacies prepared by two brigades of chefs using custom-built Marrone stoves from Italy. www.sofitel.com