DP Architects restores Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has completed the new all-suite wing of the Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa on Sentosa island in Singapore. The venue was once a barrack base that housed British artillerymen during World War II, and is now restored.

The three-story Heritage Wing now has 62 suites, an all-day restaurant, Tablescape, and a 250-brand whiskey lounge – World of Whiskeys (WOW) – which is directly affiliated to the Waldhaus am See in St Moritz.

During the restoration by Singapore’s DP Architects, the wing’s original properties such as colonial doors, window frames, high-ceilings, wide covered “link way” corridors and other architectural details were fully renovated.

The building’s colonial ambience was also enhanced by contemporary features. A Y-shaped table crafted from a single piece of Indonesian teak has become a design focal point in the WOW whiskey bar, in addition to full granite table tops and oversized “kerosene lamp” chandeliers.


The designers also incorporated atmospheric fans (as well as air-conditioning), floor-to-ceiling windows, slate bathroom floors, patchwork carpets, natural wood finishes and local design motifs. Sculpted gardens have been added, while rooms facing Imbiah Lookout enjoy a view of Singapore’s Merlion.

The new Heritage Wing is the final stage of the Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa to open. In 2011, the hotel unveiled a Contemporary Wing featuring interiors by the Japanese company Super Potato.  The hotel's design include box shelves arranged with vintage books to create a chess board effect, vegetation growing from high interior walls and the aquarium pool.

Following the completion of the Heritage Wing, the 191-room hotel now offers a range of different room categories. In addition to the 62 Heritage Suites, the Contemporary Wing offers 105 Deluxe Rooms, 19 Onsen Suites with outdoor hot tubs, three Executive Suites and two Penthouse Suites with private rooftop pools.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is an international upscale hotel management company represented in 24 countries with 78 hotels. More than 30 properties are planned or under construction, including Soma Bay (Egypt), Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE), Sanya (Hainan Island, China), Djerba and Tozeur (Tunisia).

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