AccorHotels will open its first Pullman property in Singapore due to open by 2022. The five star hotel will stand next to Fort Canning in the heart of the historical town.
AccorHotels and EL Development Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based property developer, have announced they will open a new-build five-star Pullman on a prime site on Hill St, in the civic and cultural heart of the city.
Singapore Hill Street is one of the busiest roads in Singapore and is well known by tourists as it is lined with many historical landmarks. Among them are the Armenian Church, the former Central Fire Station, Old Hill Street Police Station, the new Parliament and the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The Old Hill Street Police Station has been restored to be converted into the Ministry of Information and Culture and is well known for its multicoloured shutters in all the shades of the rainbow…
The 342-room hotel will be Singapore’s first Pullman and will feature a rooftop bar and executive lounge with sweeping views over Fort Canning, the Singapore River and St Andrew’s Cathedral, along with a vibrant lobby, health and fitness centre and pool. The hotel is set to open in 2022 after a complete redevelopment of the site.
Mr Lim Yew Soon, Managing Director of EL Development Pte Ltd said, “We are pleased to appoint AccorHotels to manage our first hotel and we will bring the same high quality that symbolises our residential and mixed-use buildings to what will be our first hotel development. We are confident that the Pullman brand is the perfect fit for the market in Singapore as the brand has really built a strong reputation, especially in Asia.”
The Pullman brand is one of the fastest-growing upper upscale brands in the world and since launching in Bangkok in 2007, it has become the hotel of choice for a new generation of hyper-connected travellers seeking contemporary design, culture and connectivity in a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
“Pullman is one of the true success stories of the hotel industry and we are delighted to be able to announce our first Pullman for Singapore,” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “As the largest hotel operator in Singapore, we believe the new Pullman will fill a gap in the market for a smart, modern hotel that meets the demands of the discerning digital traveller.”
There are currently over 120 Pullman hotels in 33 countries worldwide and Asia Pacific accounts for more than 70 hotels and resorts and more than 21,000 rooms.