Inside the glorious new-look Grand Hyatt Singapore

One of Singapore’s best-known hotels is about to emerge from a top-to-bottom renovation.

By Chris Ashton, May 24 2024
Inside the glorious new-look Grand Hyatt Singapore

One of the grand dames of Singapore's five-star hotelscape, the Grand Hyatt Singapore is about to emerge from a multi-million dollar make-over which has stretched across nearly two years.

So what can visitors expect to see when the Grand Hyatt Singapore finally returns to the Scotts Road stage in the middle of this year?

The Lion City landmark is adopting a significantly more contemporary design.

These 1 King Bed Deluxe Rooms in the Grand Wing have a spacious 54 sqm footprint.
These 1 King Bed Deluxe Rooms in the Grand Wing have a spacious 54 sqm footprint.

Rooms in the Grand Wing will feature a soothing colour palette of chocolate, sand and timber, enhanced by welcome pops of colour from the soft furnishings and polished brass light fixtures.

A new-look 1 King Bed Deluxe Room in the Grand Wing of the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
A new-look 1 King Bed Deluxe Room in the Grand Wing of the Grand Hyatt Singapore.

In the tech stakes are 65-inch Smart LED TVs (with now-obligatory casting functionality), an Illy coffee machine and Bluetooth-enabled alarm clock, alongside bathrooms equipped with rain showers and bath amenities from Balmain.

1 King Bed Rooms in the Terrace Wing have a functional multipurpose table and walk-in wardrobe.
1 King Bed Rooms in the Terrace Wing have a functional multipurpose table and walk-in wardrobe.

King Bed Deluxe Rooms and Grand Suites take things up a notch in the design stakes with lighter, brighter decor and more refined furnishings.

The new-look Grand Suite King.
The new-look Grand Suite King.

The Grand Wing itself is being reimagined ”as a contemporary and urban wing” according to Hyatt.

This will be dressed with urban landscaping and what Hyatt describes as “a series of natural immersion gardens (and) lounging day-beds designed into the guestrooms (which) will be upgraded with enhanced soundproofing capabilities for a more restful experience.”

As with every good five-star Singapore hotel, dining will be an experience worth relishing.

Signature restaurant Mezza9 will make way for Le Pristine Singapore – a new “world-class culinary concept” in collaboration with acclaimed Dutch chef-entrepreneur Sergio Herman, who will be making his Southeast Asian debut at the hotel.

That will be complemented by poolside venue Oasis, which the says will offer “a homely and hearty menu with fun-crafted beverage selections” plus BBQ nights...

The Grand Hyatt's aptly-named Oasis.
The Grand Hyatt's aptly-named Oasis.

... while long-time favourites the Martini Bar and Pete’s Place Italian restaurant are also on their way back.

The Grand Hyatt Singapore's Martini Bar.
The Grand Hyatt Singapore's Martini Bar.

The same goes for Straits Kitchen, which will be plating up local favourites such as chilli crab, satay, and colourful Nyonya Kuehs (bite-size sweet and savoury cakes), together with Teh Tarik pulled tea...

Savour authentic Singaporean flavours at Straits Kitchen.
Savour authentic Singaporean flavours at Straits Kitchen.

... and Brix, the popular basement nightclub located outside the hotel itself.

Brix at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Brix at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.

However, the Grand Hyatt Singapore’s rooms and suites will re-open in stages across this year and 2025.

The Terrace Wing – which will now retain this name, after plans to rename it the Wellness Wing were abandoned – will be the first to emerge from behind the hoardings in the next few months, the hotel says, with the Grand Wing to follow in 2025.

Grand Club welcomes eligible guests for breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails.
Grand Club welcomes eligible guests for breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails.

The exclusive Grand Club on Level 1M of the Grand Wing is also on a 2025 timeline – until then, guests in Club rooms and with Club access courtesy of their World of Hyatt Globalist status will be accommodated at the residential-style 10|Scotts lobby lounge.

The 10|Scotts lobby lounge.
The 10|Scotts lobby lounge.

The Grand Hyatt Singapore was one of the city’s original five-star hotels, debuting in 1971 as the Hyatt Regency.

Its location at 10 Scotts Road puts the Grand Hyatt at the busy downtown hub of Orchard Road, where the intersection is framed by rival Marriott, local department store Tangs and the Ion Orchard mega-mall.

A greener entry awaits for the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
A greener entry awaits for the Grand Hyatt Singapore.

And if you’re headed to the Red Dot, don’t miss the city’s Michelin-approved eateries, ranging from value-for-money restaurants to hawker centre stalls, and take time out to discover Singapore like a local.

Additional reporting by David Flynn.

24 Aug 2011

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Looks good.  Hopefully it encourages IHG to do something with the nearby Voco (previously Hilton) which is a similar vintage to the Hyatt and in desperate need of some love.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

09 Jun 2017

Total posts 55

Unfortunately reeves35, the Voco had its very poor splash of paint makeover. Not much you can do with a 40 year old hotel with small dingy rooms. There are far better hotels in Singapore but obviously we pay accordingly, boy do we pay!

The Hyatt had better bones to start with, will be interesting to see what it really looks like when it opens.

mk1
mk1

11 Mar 2024

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I was looking forward to this for a long time, but what have they done!!!

My shoulder blades are screaming by simply looking at that chair and round table. It's almost impossible to walk at a round coffee table. The previous layout had a massive glass desk and high-back ergonomic chair. 

Absolute shame on the designers. Evidently, they aren't spending much time in these rooms.


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