The Grand Hyatt Singapore is pulling down the shutters on September 19 as it reaches the final stage of an extensive renovation.
Other facilities such as the swimming pool, spa and fitness centre and several restaurants have also been closed for some time, as has the hotel’s entire Terrace Wing.
The upgrade will now expand to the main Grand Wing, with hoarding in some public areas including the lobby featuring work by local artists, while popular bar Brix will also locks its doors.
Hyatt expects the complete shutdown to last for four months, with the hotel and its Terrace Wing – to be renamed the Wellness Wing – reopening in the first quarter of 2023, with the Grand Wing to follow “in late 2023.”
“Reflecting on the property's last 50 years of innovation, resilience and adaptability, this milestone marks a transformative shift as the hotel continues to forge ahead on its path as an industry trailblazer to stay ahead of its competitors,” said Willi B. Martin, general manager of Grand Hyatt Singapore.
The new Wellness Wing 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.”
The Grand Wing will keep its name but ”be poised as a contemporary and urban wing.”
The hotel’s signature restaurant mezza9 will make way for a new world-class culinary concept in collaboration with acclaimed Dutch chef-entrepreneur Sergio Herman who will be making his Asian debut.
On the sustainability front, a food waste management plant will be installed, along with systems for rainwater harvesting and laundry water recycling.
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.
In related news, Singapore is set to scrap rules for wearing masks in most indoor settings as the country moves further toward casting off all its pandemic curbs, ahead of hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix from September 30 to October 2.
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