The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore - 20050505.jpg
Photographed in May 2005
General information
Status Occupied
Type Hotel
Architectural style High-rise
Location Raffles Avenue, Marina Centre, Downtown Core, Singapore
Coordinates 1°17′26.5″N 103°51′35.2″E / 1.290694°N 103.859778°E / 1.290694; 103.859778Coordinates: 1°17′26.5″N 103°51′35.2″E / 1.290694°N 103.859778°E / 1.290694; 103.859778
Construction started 1990
Completed 1996
Owner Kwee brothers' Pontiac Land
Management Ritz-Carlton
Technical details
Floor count 32 and 2 basements
Design and construction
Architect Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates with
DP Architects Pte Ltd
Developer Pontiac Land
Website
www.ritzcarlton.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore (Chinese: 新加坡丽思卡尔顿美年酒店) is a 32 floor luxury 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, developed and owned by the Kwee brothers' company Pontiac Land.

Notable guests[edit]

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 promoting her Born This Way Ball tour in 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 Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, which is next door.[1] The SMTown artists stayed for their sixth leg for SMTown Live World Tour III. They performed on 23 November 2012. It was reported that 286 hotel rooms were booked to accommodate all the staff and idols.[clarification needed][citation needed] Yoshiki from the Japanese super-band X-Japan stayed at the hotel in January 2015.

Facilities[edit]

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore was designed by the architect, Kevin Roche, who won the Pritzker Prize, with DP Architects. The hotel has a 4,200 piece modern art collection which includes works by Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Dale Chihuly. The interior design was done by Hirsch Bedner Associates.[citation needed]

The hotel has 608 guest rooms and suites.

Summer Pavilion, one of the hotel's restaurant, earned its first Michelin Star in the inaugural Michelin Guide Singapore 2016.[2] Colony is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant, featuring Singapore's heritage cuisines with seven different conservatory kitchens helmed by 'live' culinary showmanship. Conference facilities include the 1,094-square metre Grand Ballroom, the Chihuly Room and 8 additional meeting and function rooms. In December 2016, the hotel unveiled a new Ritz-Carlton Spa in partnership with La Mer, making it the first luxury hotel to partner with La Mer in Asia Pacific.[3] The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center and tropical-themed garden.[4]

Events[edit]

The 117th IOC Session, the New York delegation team stayed at the hotel. A number of products were launched at the hotel such as the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.[citation needed] 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.The 14th edition of Pradhana Vizha also held here on 31 July 2014.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lady Gaga fans left frustrated as singer hits Singapore". news.asiaone.com. Retrieved 2016-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Summer Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore awarded its first Michelin Star". 
  3. ^ "La Mer partners with The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore on its new spa". Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Millenia Singapore". The Ritz-Carlton. Retrieved 2016-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Toggle". Sites.xinmsnent.mediacorp.sg. 2015-03-12. Retrieved 2015-09-27. 

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