SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - June 1, 2012) - Celebrating its exceptional dedication to excellence within the hospitality industry, the newly refurbished Singapore Marriott Hotel was honored with the prestigious Highly Commended Hotel Singapore at the 2012 Asia Pacific Hotel Awards during a gala presentation on April 27 at the J. W. Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Singapore Marriott Hotel, best known for its iconic green pagoda roof at the corner of Scotts Road and Orchard Road, has recently completed a SGD 35 million refurbishment, bringing a new level of luxury to one of the city's best loved 5 star Singapore hotels.
Following the success of last year's event in Shanghai, the award presentation was made during an extravagant dinner event as part of the two-day Asia Pacific Property & Hospitality Summit 2012 and before hundreds of leading hospitality professionals from across the region who had gathered to celebrate the world-renowned Asia Pacific Property Hotel Awards 2012. The Asia Pacific region is rapidly becoming the driving force behind the world's economies and companies seeking expansion are looking East for opportunities to forge new business alliances and seek investment opportunities. As a premier Singapore business hotel, the Singapore Marriott Hotel was honored to participate in the event. Attended by presidents, CEOs, managing directors, chairmen and other decision makers, the event presents an ideal opportunity to make connections and generate new business.
These awards are operated by the organisation which has run the International Property Awards for the last 18 years. Its aim is to seek out the best hotels from each country including those that have been purpose-built for conventions, golf, spas, airports or resorts, making this Suntec convention center hotel a relevant contender. Other sections include best sustainable hotel together with best hotel architecture, interior design, marketing and website, hotel projects chosen for their green credentials, excellent architectural merit and design. Eighteen different countries took part and the competition was extremely keen with entries across the board being of the highest standard.
Following the most extensive project of its kind in the Hotel's 17-year history, the award winning Singapore Marriott Hotel features overhauled guestrooms, offering guests more efficient use of space with newly installed bathrooms, ergonomically optimized furniture and enhanced entertainment facilities. Most notably two new room categories have been introduced for the discerning business and leisure traveller: Premier Deluxe Rooms and Studio Rooms. The once traditional hotel lobby has been converted into a warm and welcoming open plan zone while Marriott Cafe boasts a sophisticated new ambience, extended seating and open kitchen block. A brand new F&B concept, Java+, completes the refurbishment.
About the Singapore Marriott Hotel
Now as iconic inside as it is outside. The refurbished Singapore Marriott Hotel towers boldly over Singapore's famous Orchard Road in the midst of the city's prominent business, shopping and entertainment district. Beneath its iconic green pagoda the hotel offers spacious, well-appointed guest rooms and a variety of hotel suites that, when coupled with unsurpassed "At Your Service" attention, offer the ultimate in luxury. Successful social and event planners, business and social travelers will delight in the hotel's extensive facilities and opulent atmosphere. Named one of the finest city center Singapore hotels, there are plenty of exciting sites to see and destinations to explore. From rides at Sentosa to shows at Marina Bay, there are more than enough options to make Singapore Marriott the ultimate destination for all travelers.