When the recently rebranded Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay finishes its revamp in 1Q2021, the resort is going to be the very first”garden at a resort” at Singapore, including Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG). Previously called Marina Mandarin, the resort provides 575 guest rooms around 21 storeys, boasting 611,648 sq feet of floor area.
This subsequently”gave us lots of chance”, stocks Liam Wee Sin, group chief executive of UOL Group. Liam would like to reconstruct and rebrand the prior Marina Mandarin into a different green hotel, after the success of Parkroyal Collection Pickering (formerly Parkroyal on Pickering), that opened at 2013.
Focusing on greenery
Coding functions are already continuing, with important works slated for March and past, shared Choe Peng Sum, CEO of PPHG, in the introduction of the Parkroyal Collection new on Jan 7. Already, guests that are staying at the resort is going to be greeted with a towering, 13m-high green wrought iron wall, made to make a panoramic 180- degree view of a woods.
The existing 21-storey atrium — made by world-renowned architect John Portman — will probably be kept and improved upon. PPHG plans to transform the region into a lush garden, using sculptural pavilions that light up at the evenings.
“If you walk , it is going to be similar to a treetop-walk experience,” says Choe. These are comfy, private nooks where guests may relax.
Choe likens Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay’s new layout to”another world”. The front desk is going to be decked with components of natural wood, and the carpeting will emulate green paints. The ethos behind the layout is to get a guest to”get lost in character — at a resort”, he states.
The conversion of Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay extends into its exterior too. The 25m pool, full of mineral water, has been fitted using 1,380 fiber optic lights which morph the distance into a galaxy of twinkling stars at night and in the first morning. A backyard deck is going to be constructed from a green walls,”enlivening [that the ] shower experience”, states PPHG. Meanwhile, the resort ballroom will open to a private cocktail room, which overlooks the garden at the atrium.
Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, after done with its refurbishments, is very likely to ride the achievement of Parkroyal Collection Pickering. Situated in the CBD, the latter resort has bagged a lot of awards for its design concentrate on sustainability. Produced by architect WOHA, it’s over 161,459 sq feet of greenery with over 50 plant types. The vertical gardens in Parkroyal Collection Pickering mix seamlessly together with its glass facade. Six skies gardens are cantilevered at each level between the cubes of guestrooms.
Other sustainable features include decreased dependence on air conditioning. Two-thirds of this hotel corridors are naturally ventilated, states PPHG. The machine switches into Singapore’s recycled water whenever there’s insufficient rainwater. Meanwhile, motion and light detectors in the chambers help manage energy intake.
Catering to millennial need
In general, Choe considers that need from millennials has formed a new marketplace in the hospitality industry. “The increase of millennials is becoming very, very powerful, and that is going to contribute to some other new resorts, which is exactly what I call’lifestyle’,” Choe informs EdgeProp Singapore.
These resorts will have plenty of activities with neighborhood during its center, catering to the younger audience, ” he observes. “It [the trend] is about to explode on the current market,” he states.
Choe adds:”This tendency will start to grow we do not have a new up to now for this, but it does not mean we will not be taking a look at an entirely new lifestyle brand.”