Rendezvous Hotel Singapore

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The Rendezvous Hotel Singapore when it was known as the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore

The Rendezvous Hotel Singapore (formerly the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore) is a hotel located on Bras Basah Road in the Museum District of Singapore, across from the Singapore Management University (SMU). It is located on the historic site of the Hock Lock Kee Restaurant which began operations in the early 1950s. Later called the Rendezvous Restaurant, it remained in the hotel complex for a number of years before moving to The Central.[1]

Rendezvous Hotel Singapore is part of a chain of Rendezvous Hotels owned by The Straits Trading Company Ltd. In 2013, Far East Hospitality Holdings Pte. Ltd., a premier hospitality assets owner and operator, acquired the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore and the adjoining Rendezvous Gallery for S$270.1 million.[2] It formed a 70%–30% joint venture between Far East Orchard Limited (a listed company under Far East Organization) and The Straits Trading Company.[citation needed]

The courtyard of the Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, before it was renovated and renamed the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore

Since 17 January 2014, the Rendezvous brand has been re-branded with an art-inspired character. Refurbished common areas embody the art theme with elements coming together to form an artistic representation of space and surroundings. The Club Rooms reflect three artsy styles, Performing Arts, Retro or Peranakan, and Club Rendezvous (a club lounge) offers a scenic view of the city. Rendezvous Hotel Singapore aspires to support the arts and culture through collaborations and initiatives with both students and artists from Singapore and around the world. Guests can see various art installations throughout the year while staying at the hotel, and some of the pieces can be purchased.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pamela Lee, ed. (2005), Fodor's Singapore (12th ed.), New York, N.Y.: Fodor's Travel Publications, p. 75, ISBN 978-1-4000-1476-7 ; Jennifer Eveland (2007), Frommer's Singapore & Malaysia (5th ed.), Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley Publishing, ISBN 978-0-470-10049-3 ;
  2. ^ Nikki De Guzman (5 August 2013), Far East fully acquires Rendezvous site, PropertyGuru, archived from the original on 2 February 2014 .

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Coordinates: 1°17′58.06″N 103°50′59.89″E / 1.2994611°N 103.8499694°E / 1.2994611; 103.8499694