Following a multimillion-dollar asset enhancement programme spanning nine months across key facilities within the hotel, Orchard Hotel Singapore is now ready to unveil an enhanced 360º guest experience with reimagined dining, events and lodging offerings. Upgraded areas include the hotel’s 260 Grand Deluxe Rooms, Grand Ballroom, Conference Centre, Lobby, The Orchard Cafe and Bar Intermezzo.
The storied history of Orchard Hotel traces back to late 1950s, where it began as a humble four-storey, 34-room hotel, complete with The Golden Venus – home to popular tea dances and emerging musicians of the 1960s. Redeveloped in the 1970s to cater to the tourist boom, the old building was eventually demolished in 1978, and the first inkling of the 656-key, twin-tower Orchard Hotel Singapore as it exists today took its place.
Says Jean-Philippe Jacopin, General Manager of Orchard Hotel Singapore, “With such a rich history and iconic address in the heart of Singapore’s renowned shopping and entertainment belt, we needed a hotel that can continue to stand the test of time. Our team, from front-of-house to back-ofhouse, has been working tirelessly day and night to make this enhancement a success, all while never turning away a single guest.”
POLISHED PUBLIC SPACES
A brand new arrival experience welcomes guests through an enlivened lobby interior. The hotel’s iconic clock tower is now brought to the modern age with a contemporary chandelier-inspired art sculpture, flanked by two upgraded dining and drinking destinations. The Orchard Cafe renews its legacy as a local dining icon with a vibrant new style and Signature Class buffet showcasing heritage-inspired creations and chef-curated classics. Bar Intermezzo inherits an air of sophistication with new, inviting interiors and contemporary botanical-influenced cocktails that toast to Orchard Road’s past. Overlooking the lobby from the second floor is Cantonese fine dining stalwart Hua Ting Restaurant, which was also given its own extensive makeover in 2018.
New and improved event solutions for every occasion come on the back of 11 refurbished conference and function rooms and spaces – now each more versatile than ever. A key highlight includes one of Singapore’s largest pillar-free grand ballrooms—occupying over 10,000 square feet and six metres high—refitted with a luxurious fresh new look, two floor-to-ceiling LED walls (a first in Singapore), statement lighting, state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities, an impressive foyer lined with floating Orchid-inspired chandeliers, and exclusive spaces carved out for various uses. The conference centre has also been redesigned with five intimate meeting rooms and upgraded meeting facilities. Event planners will now have the luxury of choice with creative catering options from the hotel’s four awardwinning culinary concepts—Hua Ting Restaurant, The Orchard Cafe, Mon Bijou and Bar Intermezzo— as well as a Halal-certified kitchen, ensuring that all tastes and diets are catered for.
NEW GRAND DELUXE ROOMS
260 Grand Deluxe guest rooms in the hotel’s Orchard Wing have also been given a facelift. Each wellappointed room has been elegantly designed to provide maximum comfort and the best of living styles at every turn. With today’s sophisticated traveller at heart, the newly refurbished rooms are now equipped with upgraded amenities including Handy smartphone that offers unlimited mobile data to make local and select international calls; six USB ports and both wired and wireless high-speed internet to ensure 24/7 connectivity; and a Smart TV loaded with a variety of channels to keep them plugged into current affairs. Unwind after a long day of shopping along the famed Orchard Road in the modern comforts of the new Grand Deluxe room – put on a bath in the luxurious Japanese soaking tub (select room configurations), or call for one of 12 signature spice-based cocktails from Bar Intermezzo to be delivered right to your room.
Trends and technology favoured by the modern hotelier have also found their place in the enhanced Orchard Hotel Singapore. Step into the future of hospitality with AURA and AUSCA – the hotel’s resident room service and chef associate robots. While AURA (front-of-house Autonomous Service Delivery Robot) is in charge of delivering room amenities in a zip, as well as the occasional mingling with guests in the lobby, AUSCA (the world’s first Autonomous Service Chef Associate) is responsible for whipping up perfect eggs during breakfast service at The Orchard Cafe. Responding to the needs of today’s constantly connected travellers, Bar Intermezzo will transform into a coffee bar in the day, providing a tropical co-working oasis for those seeking out new connections, fresh ideas or simply a good cup of coffee.
Orchard Hotel Singapore is extending an introductory package for the new Grand Deluxe guest rooms that begins at S$258++ a night. The package also includes a welcome drink at Bar Intermezzo, as well as breakfast buffet for two, 30% off your total bill and a complimentary glass of house pour at The Orchard Cafe. Valid for stays from now until 30 June 2019. For bookings and enquiries, please contact +65 6734 8595 or email email@example.com.
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