Swissôtel The Stamford

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Swissôtel The Stamford
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Singapore Swiss Hotel The Stamford viewed from UOB Plaza 1.jpg
Swissôtel The Stamford and connected Raffles City complex
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
Opening1986; 35 years ago (1986)
ManagementSwissôtel Hotels & Resorts
Height226 metres (741 ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectI.M. Pei
Other information
Number of rooms1,252
Number of restaurants15
Website
www.swissotel.com

Swissôtel The Stamford, formerly known as The Westin Stamford, is a hotel in Singapore managed by Accor. Designed by architect I.M. Pei, at a height of 226 metres (741 ft) it was the tallest hotel in the world when opened in 1986 and remains 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 and Esplanade MRT station.

The 5-star hotel is a sister hotel of Fairmont Singapore and has 1,252 rooms and suites, 15 restaurants and bars, Raffles City Convention Centre, and one of Asia's largest spas, Willow Stream Spa.[2] A major renovation of the hotel was completed in 2019.[3]

History[edit]

Swissôtel The Stamford seen from the roof of the National Gallery Singapore.

The hotel was designed by architect I.M. Pei as The Westin Stamford, 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.[4]

On 1 January 2002, the two Westins were sold to Swissôtel/Raffles Hotels and both hotels were renamed, The Westin Stamford became Swissôtel The Stamford and The Westin Plaza became 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 JAAN by Kirk Westaway (awarded one star in the Michelin Guide's Singapore edition for 3 consecutive years), recreational facilities, and a 108,000 square feet (10,000 m2) convention center.

Restaurants at the Raffles City hotels[edit]

The food, beverage and spa outlets at both Swissôtel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore are operated by the same management.

  • Swissôtel The Stamford
    • CLOVE (formerly Cafe Swiss)
    • JAAN by Kirk Westaway
    • Kopi Tiam
    • SKAI
    • SKAI Bar
    • The Stamford Brasserie
    • Bar Rouge Singapore
  • Fairmont Singapore
    • The Eight
    • Anti:dote
    • Asian Market Cafe
    • Mikuni
    • Prego
    • Szechuan Court and Kitchen

Raffles City Convention Centre[edit]

Raffles City Convention Centre (RCCC) spans more than 108,000 square feet of flexible function space, including 27 meeting rooms and three ballrooms.

The centre also provides off-site catering. Some major long-term events include the Singapore Air Show (since 2004) and Singapore Grand Prix (since 2007)

Awards[edit]

  • Time Out Singapore 2010 Best of Awards: New Asia.[5]
  • World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2009 – Rising Chef of the Year: André Chiang of Jaan par André.[6]
  • Singapore Tatler Best Restaurant Guide 2009 – Hall of Fame: Jaan par André.
  • Michelin Guide Singapore 2016 – one star: Jaan by Kirk Westaway.[7]

See also[edit]

References[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). Hotels.com. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  3. ^ Tai, Charmaine (6 July 2018). "Business hotels in Singapore: Swissotel The Stamford in the city's CBD undergoes a major refurbishment". Robb Report Singapore.
  4. ^ "Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore : 2 Stamford Road, Singapore". Glass Steel and Stone. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Awards 2010: best clubs and bars :: Features :: Nightclubs & Bars". Time Out Singapore. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  6. ^ "GRAVITATE AROUND CHEF ANDRE CHIANG'S EPICUREAN UNIVERSE AT CHEFS WITH ALTITUDE 2009 (14 TO 19 SEP 2009)". 170Radio.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Singapore's Michelin-starred restaurants: All you need to know". The Straits Times. 21 July 2016.

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