The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
|The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore|
Photographed in May 2005
|Location||Raffles Avenue, Marina Centre, Downtown Core, Singapore|
|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.
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 in Singapore promoting her Born This Way Ball tour in the last week of 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 The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, which is right next door. The SMTown artists stayed in this hotel when they stopped at Singapore for their sixth leg for SMTown Live World Tour III . They and performed on 23 November 2012, 7pm. It was reported that 286 hotel rooms were booked to accommodate all the staff and idols.[clarification needed]
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore was designed by 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 of the hotel was done by Hirsch Bedner Associates.
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.
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.
- Aun Koh, Susan Leong (2006), Singapore chic, Archipelago Press, ISBN 981-4155-74-8
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