Singapore Marriott Hotel undergoes multi-million dollar renovation

Marriott International has announced that one of its most iconic Asian hotels is to undergo an extensive renovation, according to Hotel Management Asia.
Tang Holdings will invest S$32 million into the refurbishment of Singapore Marriott Hotel on Orchard Road, the company announced.
The renovation, the hotel’s largest to date, will take place in two phases with phase one already underway.
"The Singapore Marriott Hotel is the crown jewel of Tang Holdings and as with every treasure, it is imperative we keep it at its prime. The Hotel has undergone significant refurbishments in the past but we deemed it time to overhaul a number of the spaces to ensure we retain our competitive edge," said Tang Wee Kit, the chairman and managing director of Tang Holdings.
Phase one includes the makeover of the hotel lobby, now called the Marriott Great Room involving removal of traditional architectural barriers diving the lobby space into warm and welcoming open plan zones where guests can choose to work, relax, drink or dine.
The second phase of the renovation, which is being undertaken by interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, consists of a major overhaul of the hotel's Marriott Cafe, Crossroads Cafe and all guest rooms. The project will be completed by April 2012.
Rooms will take on a neutral colour palette with bold accent fabrics, while bathrooms will be reconfigured to offer guests greater space. Two signature 1956 leather and enameled Eames Desk Chairs will be the prominent feature in each new guest room.
"Our goal is to provide our guests with a timeless experience during their stay with Marriott. We want to create sophisticated and spacious rooms with all the amenities a modern-day traveler would appreciate. For example, all 372 rooms will be smartly decorated with ergonomically optimized furniture and thoughtful state-of-the-art finishing, reflecting the key personalities of a savvy urban dweller -- sophisticated, tasteful, and sleek,” said the hotel’s general manager Antony Page.

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