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Intercontinental® Singapore Launches Refreshed Spaces At The Heart Of Heritage Bugis

December 11, 2015 Hotel News No Comments Print Print Email Email

unnamedInterContinental® Singapore sets to redefine luxury at the heart of heritage Bugis with the launch of brand new guestrooms and public spaces with its multi-million dollar renovation project. FBEYE International, an award winning interior design firm, was commissioned to embark on the 403-room hotel’s transformation following the successful revamp and launch of the Heritage rooms and suites (formerly known as Shophouse rooms and suites) earlier in August 2011. The new spaces, including the hotel lobby, tower guestrooms and suites, fitness centre, European dining restaurant as well as lobby lounge, will showcase influences of the city’s rich heritage and multi-faceted cultures inspired by the vibrance of the surrounding locale, and at the same time incorporate the contemporary comforts desired by today’s modern traveller.

Situated in proximity to cultural and heritage districts such as Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Little India and Chinatown, the newly launched spaces will not only embrace the rich heritage connection to local cultures, but will also breathe new life into the landmark hotel, which was established in1995.

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Deluxe Rooms and Suites (Main Tower)

The Deluxe Rooms, which make up a bulk of the guestrooms in the main tower, exude a residential charm with plush beddings and custom furnishings, and are specially designed with the pinnacle of luxury and elegance in mind. An inviting sanctuary within the city, the light-filled interior displays a harmonious blend of textures and colours, with silk-threaded wall coverings and panels against white walls, adorned with gold trimmings on the ceiling for an added touch of luxury.

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant locale, the headboardf above the beds are created with an exquisite padded silk covering that features a contemporary interpretation of Peranakan tile motifs, produced exclusively by FBEYE International, using a traditional technique of block-printing. Upping the ante of luxury, finishing touches further include feature mirrors as well as beautifully marked decorative veneer with marquetry details on furniture such as the writing desk.

Transcending the mish-mash of cultural elements, the mini-bar refrigerators in the guestrooms are set within cabinets that are fitted with black lacquered doors made of mahogany veneers and solids, replete with a champagne gold gilt finish, exuding the beauty of oriental charm.

Aptly adorned in shades of white, duck egg blue and gold, the amalgamation of colour tones in the guestroom lends a touch of timelessness to the culture-inspired room. Incorporating hints of ethnicity and complemented by a comprehensive suite of modern amenities and innovative features such as warm ambient lighting, the newly launched guestrooms showcase practicality and modernity with a sense of place.

The refreshed heritage-inspired design extends across all 338 guestrooms of the main tower, in room categories including the Club InterContinental Rooms, Business Rooms, Premier suites as well as the Executive, Ambassador and Presidential suites.

Dining Outlets
In addition to the hotel lobby, guestrooms and suites of the main tower, the comprehensive renovation project also includes the hotel’s European dining restaurant and lobby lounge.

Owing to the clever use of lighting, the dynamic space where the revamped European dining restaurant, Ash & Elm sits, transforms throughout the day, taking the ambience from a chic breakfast buffet to a stylish dining destination by night. The skylight canopy which runs the length of the dining area provides a sense of movement, as glimmers of natural daylight provides an ever-changing colour palate to the space in the day.

Thoughtful use of natural materials in areas such as the butcher-block worktops, a mixture of exotic marble, aged oak timbre and mosaic tiles in the flooring as well as the timber walls, introduce an organic feel to the space, imbibing an atmosphere of liveliness. To complement the use of natural materials, the design of copper partitions between tables is made to resemble the bark of an old oak tree, blending comfortably into the surroundings.

Above the main dining area, pendant lights comprising hand-cut polished crystals help set the mood in the evening, making the entire space more cosy and inviting. The scale and slim line design of these chandeliers also emphasise the double height space without overwhelming.

Embracing the heritage setting that is unique to InterContinental Singapore, The Lobby Lounge is an elegant space comprising a delightful lounge seating area that radiates an ambience of old-world charm. Lofty white-washed colonial pillars stand juxtaposed with customised period-pieces of furniture, offset with injections of contemporary elements such as lounge chairs upholstered in stylish hues of duck egg blue and a rich palette of rusts and greens on the carpet. Adding an emblem of Peranakan touch, a series of laser-cut motifs from 12 different coloured tiles used in traditional Peranakan houses are selectively repeated in patterns on the bases of all four-faces of the pillars.

The ceiling of The Lobby Lounge takes on a contemporary lease of life with a modern-interpretation of the elegant Peranakan tile motifs developed from a laser cut-out. Amidst the elegant prints, chandeliers adorn the ceilings, enhancing the double-height space of the lounge.

Beautiful screens which feature a refined motif are finished in bronze metal, and stand interspersed within the area, creating intimate spaces for guests to enjoy their dining experience. A white marble bar that serves as a service space at The Lobby Lounge, is accompanied by a striking back bar shelf, designed to mimic a residential study.

The grand staircase leading to the second level of the hotel completes the majestic backdrop for The Lobby Lounge, making the refreshed space the ideal setting for a leisurely afternoon tea experience where the exclusive InterContinental® Singapore Heritage Tea is served, or an elegant venue to wind down at in the evening.

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Opening Room Offer
Experience redefined luxury amidst the heart of heritage Bugis at InterContinental Singapore. Rest and relax in elegantly redesigned guestrooms and relish a variety of dining options including European dining at Ash & Elm, exquisite Chinese at Man Fu Yuan, or an indulgent Afternoon Tea at the charming Lobby Lounge, with S$50 worth of dining credits each stay. With convenience of location, and the arts and cultural districts located at your doorstep, take time also to explore and discover the precinct that brims with heritage.
Priced from S$350++ per room per night, Discover Heritage includes:

  • Accommodation in a Deluxe Room or *Premier Suite
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • S$50 dining credit for use at all hotel-operated dining outlets (excludes in-room dining, Chikuyotei and Baker & Cook
  • Complimentary Internet connectivity
  • Late check-out till 4.00pm (subject to availability)

*Guests who book the Premier Suite will also enjoy the Club InterContinental experience, which includes exclusive access to the Club InterContinental Lounge where Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktails will be available, alongside comprehensive business services and a host of other exquisite privileges.

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