Swissôtel The Stamford

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Swissôtel The Stamford
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Facade of Swissôtel The Stamford
Hotel chain Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
General information
Location Singapore
Address 2 Stamford Road
Coordinates 1°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
Opening 1986
Owner Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Management Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts
Height 226 metres (741 ft)
Design and construction
Architect I.M. Pei
Other information
Number of rooms 1,261
Number of restaurants 15
Website
www.swissotel.com

Swissôtel The Stamford (Chinese: 史丹福瑞士酒店), is a luxury hotel in Singapore managed by Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, and is the sister hotel of the Fairmont Singapore. Both hotels are currently managed by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International The 5-star hotel offers 1,261 luxurious rooms and suites, 15 restaurants and bars, access to the Raffles City Convention Centre, and one of Asia's largest Spas.[1]

History[edit]

The hotel was originally built as the 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).

Allegedly, the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea was intended as a Cold War response to the construction of this hotel.[2]

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 Fairmont Singapore.

Architecture[edit]

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I. M. Pei, Swissôtel The Stamford is one of Southeast Asia's tallest hotels, standing at 226 metres (741 ft). [3] Located in the heart of Singapore, this hotel is part of the Raffles City complex comprising two hotels, the Raffles City Convention Centre, Raffles City Shopping Centre, and an office tower. [4] Situated at 2 Stamford Road, the hotel sits above City Hall subway station.

Restaurants, Bars and Lounges[edit]

Swissôtel The Stamford offers 15 food and beverage outlets including the Equinox Complex, which offer a wide range of cuisines, and settings from casual to elegant. [5]

  • JAAN, Level 70 – Serving a distinctive menu of artisanal French cuisine by Chef de Cuisine Kirk Westaway. JAAN was Ranked No. 11 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list 2015, and Ranked No. 74 on the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants List 2015[6]
  • Equinox Restaurant, Level 70 – Modern European cuisine
  • Alligator Pear – Poolside restaurant and bar offering light meals, fresh fruit, and juices for health-conscious guests
  • Szechuan Court & Kitchen – Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine in an elegant setting, including their famous eight treasures tea
  • Mikuni – Japanese cuisine from three live stations, all helmed by master chefs
  • Asian Market Café – A sumptuous buffet offering halal-certified, authentic pan-Asian cuisine
  • Café Swiss, Level 2 – Swiss and European specialties, including a bistro-style menu
  • Kopi Tiam, Level 2 – Local fare, featuring Singapore's signature dishes and a variety of curry specialties
  • Prego – Authentic Italian cuisine, including many old-world delicacies in a contemporary setting
  • New Asia, Level 71 – Highest club in Singapore with cocktails and snacks.[7]
  • City Space, Level 70 – Plush lounge with innovative cocktails created by Richard Gillam, cocktail architect
  • Lobby Court, Level 1 – Chic lounge with drinks, cocktails and snacks
  • Introbar, Level 1 – Cosmopolitan lounge with cocktails and drinks
  • Anti:dote – Stylish and modern cocktail bar featuring hand-crafted concoctions, some of which include herbs from the bar's own herb garden
  • Equinox Private Dining – Five private dining rooms for exclusive events

Raffles City Convention Centre[edit]

The Raffles City Convention Centre, located on Level 4, consists of 27 meeting rooms, 3 ballrooms, an executive conference center, and a business center, for a total of 6,500 square metres (70,000 sq ft) of comfortable and customizable meeting space.

Recreational facilities[edit]

Swissôtel The Stamford offers a wide array of recreational facilities:

  • One of Asia's largest spas, the Willow Stream Spa, featuring relaxation lounges, pools, whirlpools, steam and sauna rooms. The spa offers 35 treatment rooms total, including three couples suites with private Jacuzzi and aromatherapy steam rooms.[8]
  • Two outdoor swimming pools
  • Six tennis courts
  • A fitness club

Awards[edit]

  • World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2014 – Chef of the Year: Julien Royer of JAAN[9]
  • World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2014 – Restaurant of the Year: JAAN[10]
  • Singapore Tatler Best Restaurants 2013 – Best Service: JAAN[11]
  • Time Out Singapore 2010 Best of Awards: New Asia.
  • Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore (CSISG) – Tourism and Food and Beverage, 2014 Q3 (ranked 4th): Swissôtel The Stamford. [12]
  • Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2009–2011: A total of 23 awards.[13]
  • TTG Travel Awards 2009 – Asia Pacific's Best Business Hotel: Swissôtel The Stamford.[14]
  • 4th amongst Asia's Top Restaurants and 2nd in Singapore's Top 5 Restaurants Miele Guide 2009/2010: Jaan par André. [15]
  • World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2009 – Rising Chef of the Year: André Chiang of Jaan par André.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swissôtel The Stamford". Swissôtel The Stamford. Fairmont Hotels. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Ngor, Oh Kwee (9 June 1990). "Western decadence hits N. Korea". The Japan Economic Journal: 12.
  3. ^ "Swissotel The Stamford". The Skyscraper Center. The Skyscraper Center. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Raffles City". Raffles City. CapitaLand. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Swissôtel The Stamford Dining". Swissôtel The Stamford. Fairmont Hotels. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "JAAN". JAAN. Swissotel The Stamford. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Chopard, Alisa (8 September 2009). "Singapore bars with the best views". CNNGo.com. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Swissôtel The Stamford Willow Stream Spa". Swissôtel The Stamford. Fairmont Hotels. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2014". World Gourmet Summit. World Gourmet Summit. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2014". World Gourmet Summit. World Gourmet Summit. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Singapore Tatler Best Restaurants 2013". Singapore Tatler. Singapore Tatler. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore 2014" (PDF). Institute of Service Excellence Singapore Management University. Institute of Service Excellence Singapore Management University. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Swissotel The Stamford Emerges Victorious at Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2009–11". Prlog.org. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "Swissôtel The Stamford Wins Asia Pacific's Best Business Hotel Award at TTG Travel Awards 2009". Prlog.org. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  15. ^ Loh, Larry (1 October 2009). "Robuchon dominates Miele Guide's restaurant awards". CNN. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence 2014" (PDF). World Gourmet Summit. World Gourmet Summit. Retrieved 14 August 2015.