Parkroyal Collection – a third brand by Pan Pacific Hotels Group – brings the first biophilic concept to Singapore with celebrations of iconic architecture, and exuding notes of responsibility towards the environment, and wellness as its brand ethos
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Taking sustainable hospitality up a notch, Parkroyal Collection is the latest brainchild of UOL Group Limited and hotel subsidiary Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited (PPHG).
The brand targets those with a sense of purpose and responsibility at heart, by demonstrating that sustainability and modern lifestyles can integrate through conscious design and efforts.
Singapore’s first hotel-in-a-garden
A landmark in the heart of Singapore’s vibrant Chinatown, Parkroyal Collection Pickering (previously Parkroyal on Pickering) pioneers a unique ‘hotel-in-a-garden’ design concept, setting more than 15,000m2 of lush greenery against a stunning aquamarine facade in reflecting a modern interpretation of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
The cantilevered skygardens lining the facade and vertical green walls are irrigated with a gravity-driven rainwater harvesting system, which switches to recycled water when there is insufficient rainwater.
Other eco-friendly operation practices include light and motion sensors in managing energy consumption; using resusable bottles for in-house filtered drinking water; ceasing single-use plastics across the hotel since 2019; and natural ventilation in two-thirds of the hotel, thereby relying lesser on air-conditioning.
Committed to provide a holistic experience for guests, the hotel has dedicated an entire floor to wellness – from an infinity pool to a 300m garden walk – to locally-sourced and organic plant-based dining options from its own herb garden, to green meetings and weddings.
Diners craving for a guilt-free indulgence can look forward to Lime Restaurant’s vegan a la carte menu featuring interesting takes on plant-based dishes, or feast on the sumptuous buffet spread of international and local delights. Don’t miss the opportunity to try out their creatively themed buffets – the ever-changing menus are only available for a selected period of time – blink and you’ll miss it!
The hotel’s green credentials have bagged many awards, including being named as one of the 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Asia’s Leading Green Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2020 for the sixth consecutive year; as well as picking up a nomination for World’s Leading Green Hotel, an award which the hotel has claimed for the last two consecutive years.
Sparking that joie de vivre
Following a complete makeover to the former Marina Mandarin, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay will join PPHG’s global portfolio of nearly 50 hotels, resorts, and serviced residences on December 1, 2020. The 583-room hotel will also bear the brand’s iconic design, eco-friendly practices, and focus on well-being.
While Parkroyal Collection Pickering highlights external landscaping, the greenery is brought inside Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, birthing the first garden-in-hotel concept in Singapore.
Prepare to be wowed by a 13m high vertical wall flanked by raised planters to create a panoramic view of a forest, if you haven’t already been taken in by the warm welcome at the entrance.
Retaining its cinematic 21-storey indoor atrium designed by the neo-futuristic American architect John Portman – one of the largest in South-east Asia – guests are set for an immersive treetop experience as they cross the sky bridge on level four to a lush garden with sculptural pavilions inspired by bird nests, setting the scene for a noctural rainforest ambience.
Stepping up with its sustainability commitment, a giant skylight made with UV-treated glass bathes the entire hotel in natural lighting; guestrooms will be fitted with water filters to discourage the use of disposable plastic water bottles; premium bath amenities that are paraben-and-cruelty-free will be offered; as well as deriving guest amenities (e.g. toothbrushes and eating utensils) from environmental-friendly materials such as corn-starch.
And what is a transformation without ramping up its gastronomic offerings? From Cantonese to Halal concepts, open kitchens to greenhouse-inspired private dining areas, refreshing takes on signature dishes and sustainably sourced ingredients will certainly capture diners’ imagination.
The brand new halal concept restaurant, Peppermint, welcomes all-day diners with an all-you-can-eat concept. Curated farm-to-table cuisine featuring distinct flavours from around the world will be served from its theatrical open kitchens to your table, or greenhouse-inspired private dining areas. Menus include plant-based options and the use of sustainably-and-local ingredients, noting the uptick on conscious eating.
Nestled in a garden oasis on level four, the Atrium Lounge replicates a rainforest canopy setting offering a nature-inspired afternoon tea, transforming into a whisky bar by night, serving over 90 variations to tantalise the tastebuds.
Let award-winning chef Edward Chong invoke your senses as he pairs traditional Cantonese cuisine with modern culinary techniques; heightening the experiential journey at the rejuvenated Peach Blossoms amid natural lighting, light woods, and a touch of oriental.
For a worthy backdrop in the next social media post, jump right into the 25m outdoor mineral water swimming pool fitted with fibre optic lights at the base, which gives one an illusion of swimming amongst a galaxy of twinkling stars.
To depart from the humdrum of everyday life and elevate your sense of well-being, visit Parkroyal Collection Hotels & Resorts.