As hotel development continues in Singapore, Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts has announced its signing for Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa following the renovation and conversion of the hotel. The agreement marks the highly anticipated return of the Le Meridien brand to Singapore after nearly a decade.
“We are excited to welcome Le Meridien back to Singapore with a property that can truly represent the new direction of the brand,” said Stephen Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. “Le Meridien’s mission is to expose the creative-minded traveler to the most unexpected and engaging experiences, inside and outside the hotel. We are confident that we will be able to offer this distinctively memorable experience at Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa,” he added.
Designed by DP Architects and Japanese studio Super Potato, Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa provides a juxtaposition of the old and the new, offering a glimpse of Singapore’s vibrant past and present. The hotel complex comprises a contemporary building and a pair of restored former barracks, which housed Southeast Asia’s first Malay artillery back in 1940.
The hotel features 191 contemporary guestrooms, including suites with Japanese outdoor private Onsen pool, and a duplex penthouse suite with its own rooftop garden and infinity pool. Other facilities include a swimming pool and 243 square meters of versatile function space, with a 198 square meter pillar-less ballroom fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows.
In the upcoming months, the hotel will undergo a renovation to feature two distinct restaurants and the brand’s signature bar. In addition, Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa will introduce Le Meridien Hub, which reinterprets the traditional hotel lobby into a social gathering place.
“Le Méridien has been experiencing phenomenal growth in the past few years, thanks to its distinctive new positioning as well as a conversion-friendly strategy,” said Rajit Sukumaran, Senior Vice President, Acquisition & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “Le Méridien continues to forge a presence in new and established markets worldwide; in 2015 alone, we opened eight hotels in Asia Pacific including the brand’s debuts in exciting destinations such as Thimpu and Paro in Bhutan, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Dhaka in Bangladesh.”