Mandarin Oriental, Singapore Reopens after Undergoing Extensive Renovation

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CONTENT: Luxe Society Asia

After undergoing a six-month renovation, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore reopened to the public on September 2023.

The refreshed look and feel of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s renowned property in Singapore harmoniously melds the city-state’s distinctive nature, cultural heritage and architectural traditions, promising an experience that is “Exceptionally Singapore” for visitors and locals alike.

Led by Principal Designer Jeffrey Wilkes of internationally-acclaimed interior design firm DESIGNWILKES, the hotel’s original classic interiors have been reborn with colour and inspiration from signature Singaporean elements, such as Peranakan style architecture, black and white houses and Angsana trees.

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Marina Bay View King Bedroom

The hotel’s Guestrooms take cues from the scenes outside their windows – dappled batik patterns and a cooler colour palette blend with the undulating water of Marina Bay-facing rooms, while those looking onto the South China Sea are bathed in warm tones reminiscent of the morning sun. City-facing rooms are infused with Singapore’s verdant greenery through lush botanical prints, bringing the outside in.

The hotel is also introducing a total of 42 suites, including the newly debuted Presidential Suite and the four-bedroom Royal Marina Bay Penthouse, perched on its two uppermost floors accompanied with panoramic views of the South China Sea and Marina Bay, expansive balconies, spacious living and dining areas, and the Penthouse, which features a fully equipped chef’s kitchen for private dinners.

For longer stays, 45 residential suites offer a welcoming home away from home with spacious living area, fully equipped kitchenette, washer and dryer. The themed Residential Family Suites comfortably accommodate guests with little ones, delighting young travellers with themed interiors – from the outer space to life under the sea and a wild jungle escapade.

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Royal Marina Bay Penthouse

The hotel’s all-day dining concept has been reimagined as embu, a refreshed garden-style space with a specially tailored kids’ buffet and playground. Next to the lobby, The Mandarin Cake Shop is a chic patisserie offering finely crafted pastries, artisan bread and chocolates for indulging in store or gifting to loved ones, as well as a delectable afternoon tea. September’s reopening will also see the return of the award-winning MO BAR, where a new collection of innovative cocktails awaits. The reopening will also reinstate the hotel as the choice destination for memorable events, with a wide selection of luxurious venues including the pillar-less Oriental Ballroom featuring state of the art 20-metre curved LED wall.

Above the Lobby Lounge features magnificent crystal spheres of Vanda Joaquim orchids as a tribute to Singapore’s national flower. The hotel’s transformed lounge, HAUS 65, presents a sophisticated social space complete with exclusive privileges. Co-curated by the team at the Mandala Club, its inspiring calendar of cultural, culinary and artistic events includes an expanded wine programme, including daily tastings led by sommeliers and winemakers.

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HAUS 65

To mark the official reopening celebration of the hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore has released  The Exceptional Bay Symphony film that tells the story of how the composer and orchestra experienced the view and worked together to compose the symphony, ending with The Exceptional Bay Symphony being performed right inside the Royal Marina Bay Penthouse.

A symphony first composed on piano and then written for a full orchestra, The Exceptional Bay Symphony composed by award-winning pianist Jonathan Shin translates a view to a melody, where architecture and music converge into a narrative, taking guests on a journey through Singapore’s most revered skyline.

“For over 36 years, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore has been delighting guests from around the world with our warm Singaporean hospitality. As we reopen, we are excited to bring the soul of Singapore to life through our transformation, weaving together Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service and the rich tapestry of local culture, delivering an immersive Singapore experience to our guests,” says Philipp Knuepfer, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore & Area Vice President Operations.