WOHA, RSP Architects, Surbana collaborate for Crowne Plaza Changi expansion

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced its latest signing in Singapore with the OUE Group for a new 243-room extension to Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. The management agreement increases the business hotel's room count by more than 75 percent, propelling IHG's development pipeline in the country past the 1,000-room mark.

Involved in the development of the new 10-story building are WOHA, a Singapore-based architecture practice; RSP Architects Planners and Engineers; and Surbana, a building consultant, for mechanical and electrical works.

The current 320-room Crowne Plaza Changi Airport opened in 2008. The new 10-story wing will be located adjacent to the existing Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. When completed in 2016, the expansion will expand the Crowne Plaza to 563 rooms, with facilities including a business center, conference space, two restaurants, two bars, a swimming pool, health club and spa.

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Guests can dine at the range of food and beverage outlets in the hotel, which include Azur, a specialty restaurant and a lobby lounge bar. Other facilities include a pool, health club, and spa.

With six hotels (more than 2,200 rooms) open across four brands in Singapore, IHG is currently one of the largest international hotel operators in the country. With the signing of the extension to Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, the company now has more than 1,000 rooms across three hotels in its development pipeline.

Hotels in Singapore operated by IHG include: InterContinental Singapore, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road and Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay.

Crowne Plaza has nearly 400 hotels in more than 65 countries worldwide, including 68 hotels across AMEA. Crowne Plaza Christchurch will be the third Crowne Plaza in New Zealand, joining Crowne Plaza Queenstown and Crowne Plaza Auckland. IHG currently has 38 hotels open across six countries in Australasia, with an additional five hotels in the pipeline including an InterContinental and four Holiday Inn Express hotels.