SINGAPORE – October 17, 2011 -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announces the opening of The Westin Singapore Marina Bay in 2013. The Westin Singapore Marina Bay, which will be located at Asia Square Tower 2, has been designed to transform the entire landscape of the luxury hospitality industry in Singapore. Occupying the 32nd to 46th floor of Asia Square Tower 2, the new Westin, which is owned by one of MGPA's managed funds, will feature the highest hotel lobby in the city state.
The Westin Singapore overlooks the new downtown business precinct skyline of Marina Bay. On arrival, guests will be greeted by the signature Feature Wall of the Westin brand. Using x-ray imagery, the Feature Wall will create an enchanting play of movements which will enhance guests’ experience at the check-in pods.
“We are delighted to re-introduce the Westin Brand to Singapore with the opening of this sophisticated and elegant urban retreat. The opening of The Westin Singapore Marina Bay underscores the importance of Singapore to the Westin brand and builds on our strong history in both urban and resort locations throughout Asia,” explained Chuck Abbott, Regional Vice President for Southeast Asia at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
The hotel’s impressive 305 rooms, The Heavenly Spa by Westin and a 480m2 Banquet Hall are prime examples of the Westin’s nature-inspired design aesthetic. Nature-inspired green features are also significant in the four F&B destinations. The Gastro Bar Specialty Restaurant is fitted with reconstituted timber flooring and wall paneling while Seasonal Taste, which offers all-day dining, uses bamboo, a renewable fiber source, for its accent flooring. The Westin Singapore Marina Bay will also feature the WestinWORKOUT® gym, a business center with a large feature wall composed of sawdust elements captured in resin as well as an infinity pool on the 35th floor. “It is our pleasure to welcome the iconic Westin brand into Asia Square’s Tower 2, the first commercial development to house a five-star business hotel in Singapore. The hotel forms the corner stone that brings to life Asia Square’s “Work, Play, Live, Grow” proposition. This partnership with Westin will complete Asia Square’s strategy to create a highly supportive environment to give businesses that competitive edge,” said James Davis, Managing Director of MGPA.
The Westin design draws its inspiration from nature. With three design schemes – Classic, Modern and Historic to choose from, designers are able to select the schemes based on the location and surroundings of the hotel before expanding their design to create a unique interior for the hotel.
The Westin Singapore Marina Bay portrays the new Westin Modern Scheme which bears a modernist sensibility without being fleetingly trend-focused. Its architectural feel emphasizes pleasing streamlined surfaces and timeless design statements. The use of organic textures in a neutral color scheme softens the layout of the guestrooms. The scheme is chosen to reflect its locale within the towering urban landscape of Singapore’s Central Business District while upholding the natural aesthetic which Westin is known for.
The Westin’s new design emphasis on eco-friendliness goes hand in hand with the concept of Asia Square Tower 2, which has been awarded the LEED (Core & Shell) Platinum pre-certification and BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for its sustainability efforts. The Westin Singapore rooms will provide a significant growth in sustainability by utilizing eco-friendly materials such as the motion sensor, which will detect for movements in the room before switching to energy-saving mode, and water-saving low-flow faucets and showerheads. In addition, furniture used in the guestrooms such as the bed end bench, the mini bar and the writing desk detail are ‘green label’ products.
With the wellbeing of our guests in mind, the use of a calming color palette, rich, energizing textures and peaceful patterns of the Westin Design is bound to have guests leave the hotel with a deep sense of renewal, feeling better than when they first arrived.
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts makes the healthiest choices irresistibly appealing, so guests leave feeling better than when they arrived. With more than 180 hotels and resorts in over 36 countries and territories, Westin is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,058 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
MGPA is an independently managed private equity real estate investment advisory company focused on real estate investment in Europe and Asia. Through its network of offices in Europe and Asia, MGPA currently manages US$11 billion in assets throughout these two regions. Its managed investments include development and redevelopment projects, joint-ventures and real estate operating companies in the office, retail, industrial, residential and hotel sectors.