Singapore’s third Sofitel hotel, managed by Accor, will finally open its doors to the public (after some delays). The 222-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre will be part of the upcoming multi-billion dollar Tanjong Pagar Centre, which will redefine mixed use developments in Singapore city centre. Located between historic Chinatown and the Central business District in the vicinity of Singapore River, Tanjong Pagar Centre will feature Singapore’s tallest building—a prestigious residential and office tower, standing 290 metres—as well as premier retail and event spaces, and the luxury Sofitel hotel. All this set around beautifully landscaped parklands and with direct MRT station access.
The urban development is one of the most expensive to date. Property developer GuocoLand indicated earlier this year that the project was costing S$3.2 billion (US$2.35 billion).
The complex has been designed by world-renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The building will integrate 89,000 sq.m of Grade A office space at Guoco Tower, a 10,000 sq.m lifestyle and F&B component, 181 luxury homes at Wallich Residence, the 222-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre and a 15,000 sq.m landscaped Urban Park that can accommodate up to 2,000 people in a sheltered event space.
Guests at Sofitel Singapore City Centre will appreciate the unique, state-of-the-art equipment and programmes offered at the Virgin Active gym, as well as a host of health and fitness-related public activities and events at Tanjong Pagar Centre’s Urban Park which can accommodate up to 2,000 people. The 150,000 sq.ft Urban Park will be an ideal location to host public fitness events, such as Zumba and yoga, for the broader community, including hotel guests. Positioned as an ‘Integrated Vertical City,’ Tanjong Pagar Centre will provide a holistic, end-to-end hospitality service for hotel guests.
Originally slated for opening in late 2016, the Sofitel City Centre is now due to open to the public by March 2017, a few months behind schedule.