SINGAPORE – 2011 - The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore completed an extensive renovation of 608 rooms and suites in early 2011. From rooms that start from 51 square metres (549 square feet) to panoramic views of Marina Bay, guests enjoy a luxurious new perspective.
Designed by Burega Farnell Pte Ltd, the interior is a warm palette of neutral colours accented with light teak wood for the expansive writing desk and bedside tables, and rich rosewood behind the bed. Combined with strategically-placed mirror panels and the hotel’s renowned octagonal windows measuring four square metres (43 square feet), the overall feel is spacious and airy.
In line with the hotel’s commitment to conserving resources, energy-saving LED lights and bulbs are used throughout, in areas such as wardrobes, the bed cover, night stands, sofa uplighter, floor lamps and the honour bar. In the marbled bathroom, water-conserving bath fixtures and LED lighting have been installed while other new features include rain-showers, microfibre bathrobes and anti-fog mirrors.
Technological upgrades include wall-mounted 46-inch Hospitality LED televisions, the first in the world for any hotel. Internet access is a breeze with upgraded high-speed connectivity and for the convenience of guests working with multiple devices, two desktop universal power points have been installed. Bed top level universal power points have also been installed by the beds for the ease of guests who prefer to charge their mobile devices within close proximity while they rest. Other features include Internet Protocol (IP) phones, as well as iPhones or iPod docking stations at the writing desks and wire connector which allows audio-visual output from technological devices such as laptops and video cameras via the television.
Guests have the option of electronically-controlled day roman blinds and black-out roller blinds while the lights in the room can be adjusted via the bedside master panel. Nepresso coffee machines are also available in the club rooms and suites.
- The hotel was purposefully designed (by Kevin Roche) so that every room has a view. The stilt-like “legs” of the building measure 37 metres (120 feet) and the lobby is located on level three of the building.
- The multi-million dollar art collection comprises of 4,200 pieces of work including pieces by Frank Stella, Dale Chihuly and Andy Warhol. Self-guided iPod tours were introduced in 2007.
- Built on reclaimed land, design features such as the octagonal windows (eight is a lucky number for the Chinese) are supposed to enhance feng shui for the hotel.
- Guests who book the “26” series suites (e.g. 1026, 2126) have the best view of the city’s landmarks including the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay, Merlion Park and the Gardens by the Bay development.
About The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Well-positioned along Singapore’s Marina Bay, this newly-renovated 608-room luxury hotel continues to be the city’s foremost hotel with award-winning hospitality synonymous with the Ritz-Carlton brand and breathtaking views. The hotel is located minutes away from attractions such as the ArtScience Museum, Integrated Resorts, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay and the Singapore Flyer whilst two shopping malls are accessible via covered skybridge with over 2,000 shopping and dining options.
With restaurants and food and beverage options voted by readers of Travel and Leisure as “The Best in Singapore”, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is set amidst seven acres of tropical landscape. All guest rooms and bathrooms offer views of either Marina Bay or the city skyline. Services and facilities include restaurants and a lounge serving Chinese, Western and international favourites; a Fitness Centre with swimming pool, indoor gym and treatment rooms; and a business centre.