Swissôtel The Stamford

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Swissôtel The Stamford
Swissotel The Stamford.JPG
Facade of Swissôtel The Stamford
Swissôtel The Stamford is located in Singapore
Swissôtel The Stamford
Location within Singapore
Hotel chainFairmont Raffles Hotels International
General information
Address2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Coordinates1°17′37″N 103°51′13″E / 1.293544°N 103.85349°E / 1.293544; 103.85349Coordinates: 1°17′37″N 103°51′13″E / 1.293544°N 103.85349°E / 1.293544; 103.85349
ManagementSwissôtel Hotels & Resorts
Height226 metres (741 ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectI.M. Pei
Other information
Number of rooms1,261 from USD $305 to USD $2,500 per night.
Number of restaurants16

Swissôtel The Stamford, formerly known as the Westin Stamford, is a hotel in Singapore managed by Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. Designed by architect I.M. Pei, at a height of 226 metres (741 ft) it is one of Southeast Asia's tallest hotels.[1] It is part of the Raffles City complex comprising two hotels, the Raffles City convention centre, Raffles City shopping centre, and an office tower. Situated at 2 Stamford Road, the hotel sits above City Hall MRT Station.

The 5-star hotel has 1,261 rooms and suites, 16 restaurants and bars, Raffles City Convention Centre, and one of Asia's largest spas.[2]


The hotel was designed by architect I.M. Pei as the Westin Stamford Singapore, along with its adjacent smaller sister hotel, the Westin Plaza. When completed by the South Korean firm SsangYong Group in 1986, the Westin Stamford was the world's tallest hotel building, rising to a height of 226 metres (741 ft), and held that title until 1997 when the Baiyoke Tower II was completed in Bangkok, Thailand.[3] It is alleged that the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea was intended as a Cold War response to the construction of this hotel.[4]

On 1 January 2002 the two Westins were sold to Swissôtel/Raffles Hotels and both hotels were renamed, The Westin Stamford becoming Swissôtel The Stamford and The Westin Plaza becoming Raffles The Plaza. When Raffles Hotels was acquired by Fairmont in 2006, the smaller hotel was again renamed, becoming the Fairmont Singapore.

Swissôtel The Stamford has 15 food and beverage outlets including Equinox Complex, recreational facilities, and a 70,000 square feet (6,500 m2) convention center.

Falls and deaths[edit]

The hotel is a vertical-sided skyscraper with balconies. Since 2013, three people have fallen to their deaths from the hotel balconies.[5][6]


  • Time Out Singapore 2010 Best of Awards: New Asia.[7]
  • World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2009 – Rising Chef of the Year: André Chiang of Jaan par André.[8]
  • Singapore Tatler Best Restaurant Guide 2009 – Hall of Fame: Jaan par André.
  • Michelin Guide Singapore 2016 – one star: Jaan par André.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ O'Reilly, Avril (9 December 2008). "Hotel Watch: Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore". Telegraph. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Deals & kortingen voor hotelreserveringen van luxe hotels tot budgetovernachtingen" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore : 2 Stamford Road, Singapore". Glass Steel and Stone. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  4. ^ Ngor, Oh Kwee (9 June 1990). "Western decadence hits N. Korea". The Japan Economic Journal: 12.
  5. ^ "Woman found dead on parapet of Swissotel hotel". Asia One. May 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "Another person falls to death at Swissotel". Asia One. June 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Awards 2010: best clubs and bars :: Features :: Nightclubs & Bars". Time Out Singapore. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  8. ^ "GRAVITATE AROUND CHEF ANDRE CHIANG'S EPICUREAN UNIVERSE AT CHEFS WITH ALTITUDE 2009 (14 TO 19 SEP 2009)". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Singapore's Michelin-starred restaurants: All you need to know". The Straits Times. 21 July 2016.

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