Group’s new jewel in the crown empowers guests with innovation and pays tribute to Singapore’s heritage with art and design
Park Hotel Group, one of Asia’s leading hospitality companies revealed the first look of its flagship hotel Grand Park City Hall. Located on Coleman Street in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District, the luxury hotel is in the final phase of its transformative masterplan which is scheduled to complete by the third quarter of 2018.
The 343-room Grand Park City Hall hotel including its modern European Tablescape Restaurant & Bar are a part of Park Hotel Group’s upcoming mixed-use lifestyle precinct comprising City Hall Square, a new dining, shopping and entertainment destination that is set on the conservation site of St. Gregory Place.
When completed, guests to Grand Park City Hall will expect to enjoy greater convenience, control and personalized service all within the reach of the mobile phones in the palm of their hands. Guests can also look forward to enriching experiences within the contemporary interiors, which are decorated with art and design inspired by Singapore’s history.
“Grand Park City Hall, our new jewel in the crown, is a spectacular juxtaposition of modern technology and heritage-influenced art and design. The hotel is a testament to our commitment to deliver exceptional hospitality and travel experiences for our guests by empowering them with digital innovation and giving them a sense of place through our inspiring interiors,” said Allen Law, Chief Executive Officer, Park Hotel Group.
Greater Convenience, Control and Personalized Service
Today, Grand Park City Hall is piloting the mobile application that allows guests to skip the queue and front desk following a digital check-in and go straight to their room with their digital key. Industry regulations and practices currently require hotel guests to provide their personal identification documents such as passports at hotel front desks even after digital check-in. With the new Grand Park City Hall application, this authentication process can be easily completed by guests taking a selfie on their mobile phones.
In addition, solving one of the worst frustrations travellers have with multiple light switches in hotel rooms, the same phone application can enable guests to adjust in-room lighting and climate cooling. Similarly, simple requests for extra amenities such as towels and bottled water are made simpler with a few buttons.
Guests can also connect with the hotel’s guest services manager directly who will provide their attention and personalised assistance based on feedback and enquiry.
Travel Experiences Enriched with History and Contemporary Art
Influenced by Grand Park City Hall’s historical location, the new hotel interiors and spaces are presented with a mix of neoclassical designs blended with clean lines to create a balance between the old and new. Incorporating Peranakan pattern tiles, vintage statement pieces and artwork of local landmarks, the interiors celebrate the modern and contemporary city with mirrored imagery that evokes the sensation of a futuristic world; a counterpoint to the rich past and multiplicity of cultures of Singapore.
Conceptualised by world-renowned firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, the hotel interiors also feature an art collection that recounts the history of Singapore. Artist, illustrator and photographer Aubrey Kurlansky, who is based in Singapore, curated the modern art that captures the rich medley of cultural influences that have contributed to the making of the city nation today.
As part of the restoration work, Grand Park City Hall will also feature new architectural design elements including an updated driveway and entrance. A new majestic bronze arch gate now fronts the entrance to the hotel’s colonial-style façade, symbolic of the welcoming and attentive service that awaits guests as they step through the doors.
New Rooms and Facilities
Following the completion of 186 brand new rooms, the final phase of transformation will feature an additional 157 guest rooms and suites, a new gym facility, a new swimming pool as well as a new rooftop garden event space. Located on the top floors of the hotel, a collection of contemporary suites offers private gardens along with in-built Jacuzzis. Six pairs of interconnecting child-friendly rooms are specifically designed with families in mind, complete with colourful bean bag chairs, an activity desk, a magnetic blackboard wall and rolling paper for kids to express their creativity. Crystal Club guests will also have access to the new Crystal Club Lounge with its associated privileges.