35-stories, 550 Rooms
Hotel Tower and Retail Center
The Singapore site for this 35-story hotel posed a number of challenges because of its orientation and irregular shape. The hotel tower, is oriented respecting the city grid and maximizing views. The base of the tower is a podium which contains large scale rooms for a hotel of this type; including a spacious lobby, ballrooms, three restaurants, meeting rooms, and service areas. The tower contains 550 hotel rooms and suites. An outdoor pool and restaurant/bar are located on the top of the four story podium.
The podium is clad in granite and a large glazed canopy creates a generous entrance into the three story high lobby space. The tower is comprised of a combination of recessed punched windows which form a pattern that is interrupted by a curtain wall skin which has gentle folds projecting out at several points around the tower. Jeff Sydness was the Design Partner at John Burgee Architects for this project.