Mandarin Oriental, Singapore has temporarily closed its doors to undergo a six-month transformation at a cost of over S$135 million (US$100 million).
The iconic hotel will reopen in Marina Bay in September – 35 years after its initial opening – with a “brand-new look and feel” and in time for the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix.
This is a new dawn of exceptional luxury... we will focus all our efforts on the transformation of what promises to be a spectacular new version of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.– Philipp Knuepfer, general manager, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
“This is a new dawn of exceptional luxury,” says Philipp Knuepfer, general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.
“Whilst we are temporarily closed to our guests, we will focus all our efforts on the transformation of what promises to be a spectacular new version of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.”
The hotel’s multi-million-dollar transformation will include a redesign and refitting of the hotel’s interiors, from the grand lobby and the rooms to the food and beverage venues.
Design firm, Design Wilkes, the creative force behind Mandarin Oriental’s properties in Dubai, Bangkok and Tokyo, has been commissioned to lead the extensive transformation.
During the six-month transformation, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore’s social media platforms will include content, honouring the legacy of the hotel, featuring new and long-term employees, regular peeks into the hotel transformation process and the release of early hotel room, dining and spa bookings, all ahead of September 2023.