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The Singapore Marriott Hotel Completes Extensive $28 Million Renovation

(SINGAPORE, 27th April 2012) -  Singapore Marriott Hotel, best known for its iconic green pagoda roof at the corner of Scotts Road and Orchard Road has completed a SGD 35 million refurbishment, bringing a new level of luxury to one of the city's best loved properties.

As the most extensive project of its kind in the hotel's 17-year history, all guest rooms have been overhauled to offer guests more efficient use of space with newly installed bathrooms and ergonomically optimized furniture.  Most notably two new room categories have been introduced for the discerning business and leisure traveller: Premier Deluxe Rooms and Studio Rooms.





The once traditional hotel lobby has been converted into a warm and welcoming open plan zone while Marriott Cafe boasts a sophisticated new ambience, extended seating and open kitchen block.  A brand new F&B concept, Java+ completes the refurbishment.

"We are extremely pleased with the results of six months of hard work," said Mr. Thoo Kah Fah, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director of Tang Holdings who funded the project.

"Singapore Marriott Hotel is now fresh and contemporary bringing it in-line with the city's newest openings.  It is a major milestone and we look forward to the next chapter of growth as Singapore's premier address."

Singapore Marriott Hotel opened in 1995 and since has been the recipient of a number of awards and accolades.  A total sum of SGD 130 million has been invested into the upkeep of the property, in turn offering visitors the 5-star experience they expect from the Marriott brand.

This latest renovation, undertaken by world renowned design team, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) gives the hotel a new lease of life with décor that is classic yet contemporary using neutral colours and bold accent fabrics.

Rooms have been fitted with state-of-the-art furnishings including two signature 1956 leather Eames Desk Chairs.  Bathrooms now come with large walk-in rain showers as well as extended vanity areas and technology upgrades include a 46-inch Samsung Full-HD Smart TV in every room.

At Marriott Cafe, 10 chefs take centre stage at one of Singapore's largest open kitchen blocks to serve up a highly curated menu of quality dishes from the East and West, buffet style, while Crossroads Cafe has taken on a new colour palate with well stocked wine fridge and ambient lighting to create a relaxed yet chic atmosphere, with daily blackboard specials.

The Hotel's newest F&B addition, Java+, is where one enjoys life at its finest. The premium retail deli outlet sells imported products from around the world including high quality cured meats, cheeses and fine wines.  Java+ is the ideal spot to unwind over a glass of wine and authentic Spanish tapas, or take away a wide range of sandwiches and coffees, as well as freshly-baked pastries and heavenly cakes for all occasions.

Commenting on the refurbishment, General Manager of Singapore Marriott Hotel, Mr. Antony Page, said "The needs and wants of today's mobile businessmen and women have been central to our decision making process.  We set about creating sophisticated and spacious rooms, paying close attention to the details that a modern-day traveller would appreciate.  For example, in our refurbished Junior Suites, tech-savvy travellers can enjoy 55" LCD high-definition televisions and digital plug-in panels, in addition to completely separate living spaces for entertaining and relaxation."

Singapore Marriott Hotel
Located in the center of Singapore's prominent business, shopping and entertainment district, this 5 star hotel is the ultimate retreat. Featuring spacious, well-appointed guest rooms and suites, upscale amenities, award-winning Singapore restaurants, a luxury spa, and a 24-hour fitness center, Singapore Marriott Hotel is an unforgettable destination. Explore the city and see the sites with easy access to Universal Studios. Rides and games are at your fingertips with this Singapore hotel near Sentosa. Find entertainment at Marina Bay or the Singapore Zoo just minutes away.

Marriott International, Inc.
(NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA with more than 3,700 properties in 73 countries and territories and reported revenues of over $12 billion in fiscal year 2011.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Bulgari, EDITION, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, ExecuStay, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residences by Marriott, and The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club.  There are approximately 300,000 employees at headquarters, managed and franchised properties.  Marriott is consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations, which it conducts based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve our world. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.  


Contact:

Grace Yong / Joe Chau
Singapore Marriott Hotel
Email: grace.yong@marriotthotels.com / joe.chau@marriotthotels.com
Tel: +65 6831 4776
 
Betty Bai / Hannah Gold
Grebstad Hicks Communications
Email:   betty.bai@ghcasia.com / hannah.gold@ghcasia.com
Tel: +65 6438 4024



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