The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
|The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore|
Photographed in May 2005
|Location||Raffles Avenue, Marina Centre, Downtown Core, Singapore|
|Owner||Kwee brothers' Pontiac Land|
|Floor count||32 and 2 basements|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates with
DP Architects Pte Ltd
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore (Chinese: 新加坡丽嘉登美年大酒店) is a 32 floor deluxe hotel located at Millenia Singapore, Marina Centre, Singapore. The hotel is run by the Ritz-Carlton group of hotels, and it has won several awards. The hotel was opened in 1996, developed and owned by the Kwee brothers' company Pontiac Land.
Taylor Swift stayed at the hotel in February 2011 whilst in Singapore promoting her Speak Now World Tour. Lady Gaga was originally staying at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore whilst promoting her Born This Way Ball tour in May 2012; however, when the New Paper published that she was staying there, many fans were gathering outside the hotel, provoking her to move to the Ritz-Carlton Millenia, which is next door. The SMTown artists stayed for their sixth leg for SMTown Live World Tour III. They performed on 23 November 2012. It was reported that 286 hotel rooms were booked to accommodate all the staff and idols.[clarification needed] Yoshiki from the Japanese super-band X-Japan stayed at the hotel in January 2015.
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore was designed by the architect], Kevin Roche, who won the Pritzker Prize, with DP Architects. Ritz-Carlton has a 4,200 piece modern art collection which includes works by Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Dale Chihuly. The interior design was done by Hirsch Bedner Associates.
The hotel has 608 guest rooms and suites. All guest rooms and bathrooms offer views of either Marina Bay or Kallang Bay and the city's skyline. At the top of the hotel is the Ritz-Carlton Club, which comprises 128 club] rooms that include 19 one bedroom suites, three two-bedroom suites and one Ritz-Carlton suite. Guests at the Ritz-Carlton Club pay for a dedicated concierge service, a private club lounge, and rooms fitted with Bulgari bath amenities, flat screen television, DVD players and personal butler service.
The Summer Pavilion, which is set in a Suzhou rock garden, is the hotel's signature restaurant. It serves traditional Cantonese cuisine in a modern setting. Greenhouse is the hotel's all-day restaurant, featuring international cuisines. Conference facilities include the 1,094-square metre Grand Ballroom, the Chihuly Room and 12 meeting and function rooms. The hotel also features a tropical-themed garden, a spa and two swimming pools.
The 117th IOC Session, the New York delegation team stayed at the hotel. A number of products were launched at the hotel such as the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The hotel is designated as an IOC Hotel during the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore and has successfully hosted the event, one of the highlights would be the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games Opening Gala Dinner by the IOC President.The 14th edition of Pradhana Vizha also held here on 31 July 2014.
- Aun Koh, Susan Leong (2006), Singapore chic, Archipelago Press, ISBN 981-4155-74-8
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