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By webadmin | September 20 2012
Sentosa Cove, Singapore – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
W Hotels Worldwide announced the opening of the first W Hotel in Singapore with the debut of W Singapore-Sentosa Cove and The Residences at W Singapore-Sentosa Cove. Owned and developed by an affiliate of City Developments Limited, W Singapore is an urban oasis located on Sentosa, the city’s most glamorous island only minutes away from downtown Singapore. Designed by London-based architects WATG and renowned design firm Rockwell Group, W Singapore has been inspired by the buzzing energy of the city set against Sentosa’s natural surroundings to create a new scene in this international capital. Adjacent to the 228 W-branded residences, the hotel offers a fully integrated lifestyle experience, featuring 240 guest rooms and suites, two signature restaurants, a destination bar, the W Lounge experience, WET pool deck and bar, Away Spa, and more than 1,500 meters of modern meeting and event space.
“The opening of W Singapore-Sentosa Cove heralds a new era of hospitality for our country,” said Mr. Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman of City Developments Limited. “Together with Quayside Isle, W Singapore will add to the vibrancy of Sentosa Cove by providing residents and visitors with a marina lifestyle haven unlike ever before.”
The opening of W Singapore-Sentosa Cove marks the W brand’s 43rd hotel worldwide, and the seventh W Hotel in Asia Pacific. Starwood’s continued momentum across Asia Pacific reflects the strength of its nine leading brands and the deep relationships the company has fostered with developers, partners, and guests in the region over the last 27 years.
Located minutes away from Singapore’s Central Business District, fashionable shopping and iconic sights, Sentosa Island is a modern playground for stylish locals and international jetsetters alike, offering lush rainforests, sandy beaches, award-winning spas, luxurious residences, and a deep-water yachting marina. W Singapore and The Residences at W Singapore-Sentosa Cove are situated in the heart of Sentosa and adjacent to Quayside Isle, a unique specialty retail complex with waterfront restaurants and shops.
The design of W Singapore has been inspired by modern interpretations of Sentosa’s lush, tropical landscape. For instance, upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a waterfall with projections of vibrant graphic patterns on the water, while the outdoor terrace features glowing grass lights, rock-shaped daybeds, and an over-scaled rock garden. Patterns evoking Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid, can be found throughout W Singapore and serving as inspiration for guestrooms. In the hotel’s W Lounge, a DJ console carved out of natural stone creates a centerpiece, overlooking the lawn, which illuminates in the evening.
Setting a new gourmet scene in Singapore, SKIRT, the W brand’s first contemporary grill restaurant, makes its debut with a slick bar for sipping the latest cocktails and aging cabinets serving the finest meats, sensational seafood, signature soups and tantalizing desserts. The Kitchen Table all-day dining restaurant features an interactive experience with various live food stations and tastings at the whim of the chef. WOOBAR, W Singapore’s destination nightclub, offers innovative cocktails creations by the W mixologist and sounds by the hotel’s resident DJ at nightfall. For a chill out moment, WET Bar is a poolside spot to socialize, sip and nibble under Singapore’s glistening sun.
W Singapore features an Away® Spa, the W brand’s signature spa concept that offers an escape for both guests and locals to detox and refuel for what’s to come. Guests of the spa are greeted by rainforest-inspired decor and natural sculptural pieces that personify the exotic gardens of Singapore. Away at W Singapore exclusively features iLA products and highly-customized beds that offer maximum comfort. For guests seeking the ultimate spa experience, W Singapore offers nine Away guest rooms and suites, located on the spa level of the hotel and each featuring a private plunge pool. The hotel also features GYM state-of-the art fitness center and WET pool deck, featuring a 1,300-square-meter outdoor pool with 24 underwater speakers.
All guest rooms and suites at W Singapore feature a signature W Bed, Munchie Box stocked with exclusive amenities, 40” LED HD TV, state-of-the-art surround sound system, high-speed Wi-Fi, and MP3 player plug-and-play device. All bathrooms are stocked with Bliss® amenities to ensure a relaxing experience after a day of sun or night of fun. The hotel offers W’s signature Whatever/Whenever® service philosophy, offering guests whatever they want, whenever they want it, as long as it’s legal!
W Singapore features more than 1,500 square meters of meeting and event space, including an 732-square-meter Great Room, seven meeting rooms, and a stunning outdoor space outfitted with adaptable conference furniture and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. W Singapore is the first hotel in the city to feature private berthing stations along the shore with direct access to the Great Room for an enhanced grand entrance.
In celebration of its opening, W Singapore-Sentosa Cove is offering “Island Glamour Welcome,” which includes accommodation in Wonderful guestroom, breakfast for two at The Kitchen Table and cocktails prepared by the W Mixologist at WOOBAR, with stunning marina views and sunset transformations. Starting at $313 per package.