Since its launch in 2013, Parkroyal on Pickering has been an iconic landmark in the heart of Chinatown. The luxury hotel, designed by acclaimed Singapore studio WOHA, boasts a unique hotel-in-a-garden concept and strong sustainability ethos. The hotel's most famous feature? Over 15,000 square metres of lush gardens, waterfalls and planter walls, which constitutes more than twice the hotel's total land area.
The hotel has been rebranded to Parkroyal Collection Pickering – as part of Pan Pacific Hotels Group's new brand, Parkroyal Collection Hotels and Resorts. The brand aims to carry a strong sense of responsibility towards the environment and self with eco-friendliness, sustainability and care for overall well-being as its brand ethos. Joining the iconic hotel is the former Marina Mandarin, which will be transformed into an indoor oasis and rebranded to Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay. The hotel is set to undergo a $45 million renovation and will be completed in the first quarter of 2021.
Renovations are expected to be carried out in phases. This will include the transformation of Aquamarine into a new halal concept restaurant, "Peppermint", which will feature open kitchens and greenhouse-inspired private dining areas. Marina Mandarin's iconic John Portman-designed 21-storey atrium, one of the largest in Southeast Asia, will be retained. Additionally, the transformation will introduce sculptural pavilions shaped like bird-cages nestled within lush greenery throughout the hotel.
For now, you'll have to wait a year to see the transformation with your own eyes. However, Parkroyal Collection Pickering is open for bookings now.