Responsible TourismParkroyal Collection Marina Bay’s playful and immersive approach to sustainability invites guests to get hands-on with its eco-friendly initiatives.

Conserve to serve: Fun and immersive activities in a green hotel

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This hotel provides picture-perfect backdrops for a visitor's Instagram feed.
This hotel provides picture-perfect backdrops for a visitor's Instagram feed. Photo Credit: Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay

Ever since Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay opened its doors in 2020, it has been lauded as one of the greenest hotels in Singapore, both literally and figuratively.

Not only does the hotel house a varied collection of 2,400 plants and trees, it also boasts a wide range of sustainable features ranging from filtered taps to an in-house garden.

Instagrammable spots

Conserve to serve: Fun and immersive activities in a green hotel

In the hotel that lives, breathes and grows sustainable practices, the heart of its architecture hinges on its ever evolving design elements. In the day, guests can be found taking Instagrammable photos as they meander through the hotel’s pathways with natural sunlight dappling through the indoor greenery and hang out in the many wooden bird’s nest pavilions scattered throughout the lobby.

This living design was incorporated into architect John Portman’s plans, which involved refreshing and adding onto the building’s original design during its S$45 million (US$33 million) transformation. If the hotel had been fully torn down and rebuilt instead, it would have generated 51,300 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of cutting down 8.7 million trees.

Working their green fingers

Conserve to serve: Fun and immersive activities in a green hotel

A secret garden tucked away in an outdoor space within Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay cultivates over 60 varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers, contributing to 20% of the hotel’s supply.

Beyond offering the farm-to-table concept with this edible garden, general manager Melvin Lim, says: “At our hotel, we welcome our guests at our Urban Farm, and we are very happy to share the benefits of urban farming, and we constantly encourage our guests to do so for the good of our environment.”

Guests can pick edible flowers and herbs at their leisure to concoct their own homemade drinks back in their rooms. For fruits, the hotel encourages guests to consult with the chefs in the adjourning restaurant before harvesting.

“Sustainability is everyone's responsibility, and adopting green innovations is at the core of our hotel's green values,” Lim shared. “Sustainability is what is best for the planet, and our guests are increasingly demanding this level of commitment from us.”

In celebration of World Earth Day on 22 April, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay is offering 30% off on its Collection Club rooms for weekday stays.

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