Conrad Singapore Orchard hosted its grand opening with an ‘Orchard Fusion’ cocktail celebration on January 31, 2024.
Media personality Anita Kapoor played host for the evening, introducing speeches from key figures such as Kwee Liong Keng, chairman of Pontiac Hotel Private Limited, and Alan Watts, Hilton’s president, Asia Pacific. The event was also graced by Olivier Lim, chairman of the Singapore Tourism Board, as the Guest of Honour.
Around 350 distinguished guests from the worlds of hospitality, fashion, culture, and culinary were in attendance.
The night began with a ceremonial drumming led by Lim, Kwee, Watts, and Shuichi Oishi, CEO of Kajima Development, followed by a performance which blended visual art and modern ballet.
The cocktail reception featured imaginative edible art installations, and signature craft cocktails from the hotel’s Manhattan bar, while roving artists, hoop and stilt performers, and a modern jazz duet with ballerinas, enlivened the atmosphere.
There was also Curiosity Cube, an art installation by local art collective GastroGeography of Singapore, which also presented each guest with a botanical illustration as a parting gift.