Singapore’s landmark Marriott Hotel is set for an extensive (and expensive) renovation of all rooms as the second stage of an A$24m makeover gets underway.
The first phase of the project is nearing completion, and includes a renewal for the hotel lobby – now called the Marriott Great Room – to open the space up but at the same time create a sense of defined zones where guests can choose to work, eat, drink or relax.
The popular street level Crossroads Cafe (below) has reopened and now features what the hotels describes as “a new menu of signature dishes and improved wine and drinks menu.”
Up next is a rolling overhaul of all guest rooms in the hotel, which towers above the iconic Tangs department store on the corner of Scotts Road and Orchard Road. This will be completed by April 2012, and include a refresh for the hotel's Marriott Cafe restaurant (below).
“We want to create sophisticated and spacious rooms with all the amenities a modern-day traveler would appreciate” says Singapore Marriott General Manager Antony Page.
“For example, all 372 rooms will be smartly decorated with ergonomically optimised furniture and thoughtful state-of-the-art finishing, reflecting the key personalities of a savvy urban dweller – sophisticated, tasteful, and sleek.”
The overhaul will see the rooms finished in a neutral colour palette with "bold accent fabrics". Bathrooms will be reconfigured to offer greater space with a large walk-in waterfall shower and resting bench as well as extended vanity area.
The bedrooms will be fitted with flat-screen 46 inch Samsung "Smart TVs". Two signature 1956 leather and enameled Eames Desk Chairs will be the prominen