SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 01, 2011 11:32 ET

Tang Holdings Invests S$32 Million Into the Iconic 5-Star Singapore Marriott Hotel

Investment Part of Long-Term Plan to Ensure Tang Holdings' Crown Jewel Property Retains Its Sparkle

SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - As part of its long-term commitment to delivering a five-star product experience to guests, Tang Holdings will invest S$32 million into the refurbishment of Singapore Marriott Hotel on Orchard Road. It is the largest scale renovation project to take place in the luxury Singapore hotel's 16-year history and is already underway with Phase One nearing completion.

"The Singapore Marriott Hotel is the crown jewel of Tang Holdings and as with every treasure, it is imperative we keep it at its prime. The Hotel has undergone significant refurbishments in the past but we deemed it time to overhaul a number of the spaces to ensure we retain our competitive edge," said Mr. Tang Wee Kit, the Chairman and Managing Director of Tang Holdings.

Phase One of the property renovation includes the makeover of the hotel lobby, now called the Marriott Great Room and removes traditional architectural barriers diving the lobby space into warm and welcoming open plan zones where guests can choose to work, relax, drink or dine. The front desk is set against a dramatic large scale oriental-inspired fretwork, noticeably demonstrating a subtle Asian influence which design team Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has cleverly weaved throughout the property blending east with west.

The second phase of the renovation is currently in progress and consists of a major overhaul of the hotel's popular Marriott Cafe, Crossroads Cafe and all guest rooms. The project will be completed by April 2012.

General Manager of the Singapore 5 star hotel, Mr. Antony Page, said, "Our goal is to provide our guests with a timeless experience during their stay with Marriott. We want to create sophisticated and spacious rooms with all the amenities a modern-day traveler would appreciate. For example, all 372 rooms will be smartly decorated with ergonomically optimized furniture and thoughtful state-of-the-art finishing, reflecting the key personalities of a savvy urban dweller -- sophisticated, tasteful, and sleek."

Rooms will take on a neutral colour palette with bold accent fabrics. Most notably bathrooms will be reconfigured to offer guests greater space with a large walk-in waterfall shower and resting bench as well as extended vanity area, whilst the newly installed 46-inch Samsung Full-HD Smart TVs provide guests the ultimate and enhanced entertainment experiences. Two signature 1956 leather and enameled Eames Desk Chairs will be the prominent feature in each new guest room, personally selected by Mr. Tang Wee Kit, of Tang Holdings who has worked closely with HBA to fulfill his desired new look.

A number of aesthetic changes will be made to Crossroads Cafe whilst Marriott Cafe will undergo a complete renovation.

The Singapore city center hotel opened in 1995 and has been the recipient of a number of awards and accolades since. The property welcomed 39,243 guests in 2010 and will complete another successful year next month.

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-wining Singapore Chinese restaurants, a luxury spa, and a 24-hour fitness center, The 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 with more than 3,600 lodging properties in 71 countries and territories. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 129,000 employees at 2010 year-end. It is ranked by FORTUNE as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best companies to work for. In fiscal year 2010, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $12 billion.

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