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Soft opening of hotel on Sentosa will be followed by year-end launch

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts opens up in Singapore

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the soft opening of Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa, its first property in Singapore, with the grand launch earmarked towards the end of the year.

Located in the heart of Sentosa, overlooking the South China Sea and Merlion Park, the five-star hotel depicts the colonial history and contemporary flair of the country in its striking interiors, designed by world famous Japanese firm,
Super Potato.

The hotel’s facilities are spread out over two distinct wings, the traditional Heritage wing -with colonial heritage dating back to the 1940s, and the new Contemporary wing with modern architecture providing an upscale experience to discerning travellers.

The initial phase sees the opening of the contemporary wing, which offers distinctively designed rooms and suites, dining and entertainment options and meetings and conference facilities.

This modern section features 105 well-appointed Deluxe rooms while 19 Onsen Suites, three Executive Suites and two Penthouse Suites – will open throughout 2011. The signature Onsen suites will each feature a Japanese-style hot tub set in a tranquil outdoor sanctuary while the Penthouse Suites will offer private rooftop pools.

All rooms are equipped with high-speed internet access with wireless connectivity, and feature LCD flat screen TVs with an integrated media system.

The hotel’s current dining options include Library, a lounge area where guests can relax and enjoy snacks and refreshments in comfortable surroundings. The glass covered link-bridge spanning across the two wings of the hotel is home to the Tea Lounge, serving breakfast and an international menu.

Singapore’s premier standing as a year-round conference venue means MICE business will also be courted. The column-free Grand Ballroom allows innovative use of space, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing plenty of natural light.
Andreas Mattmuller, Chief Operating Officer for Movenpick Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Asia, said: “We are thrilled to be entering the Singapore market. By creating a unique hotel that manages to look to the future while respecting the past at the same time, we’re able to provide something for everyone.”

Rodney Tan, Group Chairman of property owner Cairnhill Group Holdings Pte Ltd, said: "We are very excited to start welcoming guests to our property and to delight them with the renowned hospitality of Movenpick Hotels & Resorts."

The upcoming fully renovated Heritage building, set to open towards the end of 2011, will complement the existing facilities with a further 61 spacious rooms and suites and dining options.

The Heritage wing will include an all-day dining restaurant, a Whisky Bar and Cigar Lounge. In addition, the hotel’s unique private dining concept will allow guests to enjoy tailor-made menus.

The hotel is ideally situated to allow easy access to a wide number of leisure attractions. Guests can walk to the Resorts World Sentosa, an integrated resort featuring Universal Studios and the casino, while those looking to get out and about can jump on the Sentosa Express, with Imbiah station located directly opposite the hotel. In addition, the property is located five minutes from Vivo City, the largest shopping mall in the country.

On completion, both old and new wings will complement each other to create an alluring five-star upscale lifestyle hotel.