Since opening at the start of the year, 2013 has seen PARKROYAL on Pickering quickly become an iconic hotel landmark in Singapore. With its stunning hotel-in-a-garden concept that incorporates energy-saving features throughout the building, this green hotel is the ultimate in nature-meets-luxury.
Designed by the internationally acclaimed local architectural firm, WOHA, PARKROYAL on Pickering boasts over 15,000 square metres of lush four-storey tall sky-gardens, reflecting pools, waterfalls, planter terraces and cascading vertical greenery, amounting to gardens twice its land area. Natural materials and different uses of texture are used throughout the design, including light and dark wood, pebbles, water, and glass, complimented by a soothing colour palette of calming greens accented with abundant light.
Proving that a back-to-nature theme doesn’t mean sacrificing on luxury, the hotel impeccably merges the two on the fifth floor. Set outdoors amidst dramatic landscaping and waterfalls sits a dedicated wellness and recreational space, including the award winning St. Gregory spa with its signature therapies and indulgent body and beauty treatments. An infinity pool overlooks the city as well as the hotel’s jacuzzi, fitness centre, outdoor terrace and a 300 metre garden walk. Colourful birdcage-shaped cabanas are positioned around the pool area, providing comfortable chill-out spaces to simply sit back and soak up the famous city views amidst this mystical garden setting. (www.parkroyalhotels.com; 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore, 058289; +65 6809 8888)