Along with The Peninsula Hong-Kong , the Ishikawa Beniya Mukayu in Japan and the Viceroy Bali in Indonesia, here are two hotels both located in Singapore that are nominated and competing for the title of Best hotel in Asia :
On the one hand the so greenery ParkRoyal on Pickering :
This impressive hotel occupies a long and narrow site on the western edge of Singapore central business district, between Hong Lim Park and the HDB apartment blocks of Chinatown, and overlooks the historic shophouse district between the park and the Singapore River.
It sets a whole new benchmark for the amount of landscaping and greenery created in a high density urban environment. Designed by award-winning internationally renown architectural studio firm WOHA, the hotel displays a high rise garden setting that responds to the greenery of the nearby Hong Lim Park.
Adorned by frangipani and palm trees and draped with tropical plants, curvaceous sky-gardens are cantilevered at every fourth level between the blocks of guest rooms. Greenery flourishes throughout the entire complex, and the trees and gardens of the hotel appears to merge with those of the adjoining park as one continuous sweep of urban parkland.
It is a total of 15 000 square meters of skygardens and reflecting pools, waterfalls, planter terraces and green walls : the total hotel greenery covers more than 200% of the total hotel land area, and that is a complete unprecedented scale in a built-up city center !
The comprehensive energy and water keeping systems include light, rain and motion sensors, as well as the use of rain harvesting and NEWater ( meaning recycled water).
The twelve-storey tower above a five-storey podium is placed on an E plan, so that all guest rooms look north to the park and/or into the sky gardens, whilst the services and the external connecting corridors were placed on the southern elevation. As the hotel is ‘self-shaded’ – by the projecting sky gardens and the adjacency of the three room-blocks – and shielded from early morning and afternoon sun by adjoining buildings, the rooms could be fully glazed (by low-emissivity glass) without external screening devices.
The ParkRoyal on Pickering is a “grand hotel”with a total of 367 nature inspired rooms and suites providing optimal relaxation and comfort with stunning natural materials and textures, light and dark woods, pebbles, water, green ‘moss’ carpets and glass.
A complete luxury ecological concept that clearly seduces the Villegiature Awards jury members of this 2016 edition.
ParkRoyal on Pickering Hotel
Address: 3 Upper Pickering Street,
Telephone.: +65 6809 8888
On the other hand, still in Singapore, the Jen OrchardGateway Hotel :
The OrchardGateway Hotel is a vibrant place to stay in Singapore.
Located right in the heart of the famous Orchard Road, its energy beats the rhythm of the city! The hotel is located at level 10th up to 20th floor and is completely incorporated with the Orchardway shopping mall. The OrchardGateway Shoping Mall won the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Platinum Award, the highest accolade for achieving sustainable construction and building standards in Singapore, with its comprehensive range of green features in energy efficiency, water efficiency, environmental protection and indoor environmental quality.
As located in the upper floors of the Orchardway Mall, all rooms receive abundance daylight into the lobby, restaurants, guests corridors and guests rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy the particularly stunning views of city skylines, Marina Bay and Orchard Road both days and nights.
The butterflies art pieces in the Lounge@Jen and first floor hotel entrance create a quiet and peaceful atmosphere for the guests.
There are also three outdoor gardens : the Bamboo Sky Terrace, The Zen Garden and the Markan@Jen Terrace.
The rooftop pool on the 19th floor provides guests spectacular views and an oasis of calm right in the centre of the Singapore south-east Asia mega city.
For sure this 2016 edition for the Best Hotel in Asia Award will not be easy to decide for the 22 journlists and jury members…
Jen OrchardGateway Hotel
277 Orchard Road, 238858, Singapore
Tel.: +65 6708 8888
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