SINGAPORE – Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) has unveiled more details on the rebranded ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay on Tuesday (Jan 7), as part of its official launch of the new ParkRoyal Collection Hotels & Resorts brand.
The new brand, which touts sustainability and well-being as its two main pillars, comes at a time of growing environmental challenges and awareness to help protect the environment. Part of the new brand are properties ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay (formerly Marina Mandarin) and ParkRoyal Collection Pickering (formerly ParkRoyal on Pickering).
“ParkRoyal Collection is created for those with a sense of purpose and responsibility at heart. It demonstrates that sustainability and the modern lifestyle can co-exist through conscious design and efforts,” said Choe Peng Sum, CEO of PPHG.
As part of the rebranding, the ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay will undergo a S$45 million renovation that will bring greenery and nature-inspired architecture through interiors of the hotel.
The core of the hotel, its towering 21-storey indoor atrium, will be turned into landscaped gardens with trees that stretch nearly four storey high and can be admired from a skybridge on level 4.
The skybridge on the fourth storey of ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay overlooks the lush garden landscape within the atrium. (Pan Pacific Hotels Group)
Other nature-inspired features include delicate bird nest-shaped pavilions, a soaring 13m-high green landscape wall and an all-day halal concept Peppermint with open kitchens and greenhouse-like private dining areas.
Guests can relax in ‘bird nest’ pods that are nestled among lush greenery. (Pan Pacific Hotels Group)
Worth mentioning too is the eye-catching outdoor swimming pool on its fifth floor, which overlooks the Marina Bay skyline. There, guests can feel like they are taking a dip in a twinkling galaxy of stars, thanks to 1,380 fibre optic lights installed at the base of the mineral-water filled pool.
A cosmic-inspired swimming pool features some 1,380 twinkling fibre optic lights at the base. (Pan Pacific Hotels Group)
The hotel will also have eco-friendly design features to reduce electricity usage such as a giant skylight with UV-treated glass to let in natural light.
The ParkRoyal Collection’s focus on well-being is also reflected, with an entire floor dedicated to wellness such as an infinity pool, St Gregory Spa, fitness centre and a two-storey waterfall and garden walk stretching 300m.
All 575 guestrooms will also be renovated and will feature bathroom amenities made from environmentally-friendly materials and water filters to discourage the use of single-use plastic water bottles.
The greenhouse-like private dining area of Peppermint, an all-day halal concept. (Pan Pacific Hotels Group)
The hotel will remain operational through the renovation works, which will be carried in phases and by floors, completing by the first quarter of 2021.
The launch of the ParkRoyal Collection brand burnishes PPHG’s sustainability credentials, which it established with the launch of ParkRoyal on Pickering.
The hotel put PPHG on the map for sustainable hospitality when it first opened doors in 2013, and has since garnering awards such as the “World’s Leading Green City Hotel” and “Asia’s Leading Green City Hotel” at the World Travel Awards.
It is the first hotel to feature zero-energy skygardens that are powered by an irrigation system that collect rainwater and solar energy.