Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, under its subsidiary Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG), which owns, operates and manages its stable of hotels in the Asia Pacific region under the Rendezvous and Marque brands, has undergone an S$25 million refurbishment works to emerge a brand new player in the hospitality industry.
In line with the renovation, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore will be renamed as Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore as part of Rendezvous Hospitality Group’s multi dollar rebranding effort. Under a new structure, Rendezvous Hotels and The Marque Hotels will evolve into one Rendezvous brand which will become synonymous with superior value accommodation offering discerning travellers for business and leisure a unique hospitality experience.
The introduction of different tiers within the Rendezvous brand will allow the group to target three distinct segments:
- Rendezvous Grand Hotels – the premier hotel offering superior accommodation for the upscale discerning travellers
- Rendezvous Hotels – targeting upper-midscale mindful travellers
- Rendezvous Studios – the compact hotel targeting midscale value-conscious travellers
The first Hotel in the group to be renamed and launched under this new model will be Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore in December, 2011. The Hotel and adjoining retail podium Rendezvous Gallery are completing a S$25m upgrade program by the end of this year.
The Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore, which started its renovation since February has appointed Warner Wong Design |WOW Architects and WOW D-Lab for its refurbishment, which include architectural and interior design of the hotel’s rooms ballroom and the new Rendezvous Gallery. Most of the renovation including the 298 guest rooms and suites, corporate meeting venues, reception, hotel driveway, Rendezvous gallery, concierge pavilion, ballroom, Palong bar, and hotel lobby are completed.
Opened in 1998 the iconic the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore has redefined Singapore’s city landscape by its majestic building at the heart of the civic, cultural and commercial district along Bras Basah Road. The hotel’s 298 guest rooms, three suites, corporate meeting venues, reception, concierge pavilion and ballroom are refurbished accented with touches of urban conservatorium with lush settings.
Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapores’ 3500 square-foot Straits Ballroom was revamped with custom-designed carpet, elegant wall coverings and lightings with spectacular crown mouldings. Custom motif wall panels would also enhance the Ballroom’s ambiance and the new designed flooring and crystal chandeliers would create beautiful lighting in the airy, sophisticated space ideal for meetings, seminars, conferences, wedding and cocktail events.
Under the refurbishment plan, all of the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapores’ guest rooms and suites would feature custom designed furniture by the appointed interior design firm WOW D-Lab, with state of the art technology, including 42-inch flat screen LCD televisions and Wi Fi connectivity, for a seamless connectivity and interactivity experience.
Palong Bar also opened with live music performance on Friday and Saturday evenings to create an atmosphere for patrons who enjoy soothing music as they relax in the arms of the beige designer sofa that sits with a quiet charm. English high tea will also be served from Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm for guests to relish a classic in-between meal after a long tiring shopping spree in the heart of Orchard road.
The Rendezvous Gallery, a new dining concept at RHS, is a tranquil urban reprieve amidst the hustle and bustle of the Orchard Road and Bras Basah areas, where diners at the new restaurants and cafe would bask in natural sunlight during the day.
Lush marbles and Southeast Asia handmade decorative tiles would lend the Rendezvous Gallery an opulence to further promote Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapores’ long Asian heritage. Botanical themes would also resonate throughout the Gallery, including the courtyard screens and a full height signature feature wall of Asian theme to let its guests and visitors luxuriate amidst the greenery – where food and heritage meet.
The hotel’s current driveway and drop-off point would be widen to a new round-about, with an elaborately designed canopy of varying densities of light filtering through aluminium panels of plant motifs akin to Asian decorative tiles, to welcome its guests and visitors.
Mr Kellvin Ong, general manager of Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore is excited with its refurbishment plan and is confident that our guests will be receptive to its new look. “In order to keep up with the competition and to offer our guests with many more value-added propositions in staying at our newly refurbished hotel. Other than working on the hard ware, we are also retraining our staff to realise the importance of customer-service so that our guests will come back again and again. We want them to feel that Rendezvous Grand Hotel Singapore is a second home to them”.