SINGAPORE - September 18, 2012 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - W Hotels Worldwide today 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.”
“Singapore is a dynamic city and global hub for the world’s jetsetters,” said Vincent Gillet, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien. “W Singapore will bring a new hotel experience to Sentosa through cutting-edge design, buzzing nightlife and restaurants, and innovative happenings that showcase what’s new and next for both locals and guests alike.”
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.
“We are thrilled to announce the opening of W Singapore – Sentosa Cove today,” said Stephen Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “The arrival of a design-led hotel brand like W Hotels to Singapore comes at the right time as Singapore has emerged as Southeast Asia’s lifestyle and creative hub. Without a doubt, the hotel’s iconic design infused with the W brand’s passion for what’s new and next will offer Singapore the ultimate lifestyle destination.”
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 SGD$388++ per package, upgrades are available to Spectacular or Fabulous rooms for an addition of $20++ and $70++, respectively.
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove’s opening offer can be booked online at www.wsingaporesentosacove.com; via email to Res.email@example.com; or by phone at 1-800-325-2525. For reservations and more information, please visit www.whotels.com/singapore.
The Residences at W Singapore - Sentosa Cove is an award-winning, W-branded high lux condominium by the marina with berthing facilities for yacht owners right at its backyard. Supported by the neighbouring W Hotel’s Whatever / Whenever® concierge services, The Residences at W Singapore - Sentosa Cove boast of a complete W lifestyle for the affluent unlike any other. Complimented with Quayside Isle’s dining and retail experiences at its doorstep, residents at this superbly located Sentosa Cove home that is minutes away from the city, will be spoilt for choice. Be one of the few to live and own the W lifestyle. This integrated luxury enclave, which comprises The Residences at W Singapore - Sentosa Cove, W Singapore - Sentosa Cove and Quayside Isle, has been envisioned and developed by City Developments Limited (CDL), Singapore’s trusted property pioneer since 1963. For more information, visit www.cdl.com.sg and www.whotels.com/singapore.
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 43 hotels and retreats, including 15 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 13 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach 60 hotels by the end of 2015. W Hotels have been announced for Bangkok, Guangzhou, Milan, Shanghai, Beijing, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, and Sante Fe, Mexico, while upcoming W Retreats include Verbier, Goa, and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. For more information, visit www.whotels.com. To live the W Hotels lifestyle 24/7/365, visit www.wresidences.com. Follow @WHotels on Twitter.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,112 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. The company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
Singapore's property pioneer since 1963, City Developments Limited (CDL) is a listed international property and hotel conglomerate involved in real estate development and investment, hotel ownership and management, facilities management, as well as the provision of hospitality solutions. With an impressive track record of over 22,000 luxurious and quality homes to its name in Singapore, CDL has been shaping the cityscape with award-winning architectural icons over the past four decades. Amongst them are One Shenton, the distinctive landmark residence at the heart of the new downtown at Marina Bay; The Sail @ Marina Bay, one of the tallest residential developments in the world; The Oceanfront @ Sentosa Cove, the exclusive seafront condominium and St. Regis Residences, Singapore, a world-class branded residence offering the ultimate luxury lifestyle. Globally, the CDL Group has a prominent presence in over 20 countries across Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America and New Zealand/Australia, with over 300 subsidiaries and associated companies, including five companies listed on stock exchanges worldwide. It is the only Singapore corporation to be listed on all three of the world’s top sustainability benchmarks; the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, FTSE4Good Index Series and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. For more information, visit www.cdl.com.sg.
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