Taking over what was once the Marina Mandarin

The Marina Bay skyline has changed. Looking across from Suntec City, the words “Marina Mandarin”, that shone brightly atop the hotel building occupying 6 Raffles Boulevard, no longer exist.

In its stead now reads “Parkroyal Collection”. Also brightly lit and underscored in red, it’s a change you can’t miss, and it marks the change in operators of the property for what is now the newly minted Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay.

Not much else has physically changed... yet. Other than a 13m-high green landscaped wall greeting guests at the entrance, and the addition of fibre optic lights at the base of the hotel’s outdoor pool (giving it a magical starlit look at night), renovations have only just begun. It’s the start of a year-long (till Q1 2021), massive revamp though—we’re talking $45 million worth—and we’re excited to see their grand plans unfold in phases.

The major working theme is “garden in a hotel”. Expect plenty of greenery and accompanying touches such as sculptural pavilions shaped like bird cages at the atrium, and mood lighting that will mimic the ambience of a rainforest. Halal restaurant Aquamarine will also be revamped. Featuring greenhouse-inspired dining spaces, open kitchens and still offering halal cuisine will be new concept Peppermint. All 575 rooms will also be renovated.

Simply put, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay is taking a cue from award-winning sister property Parkroyal Collection Pickering (formerly Parkroyal on Pickering), that has now undertaken the new Parkroyal Collection brand too. Meanwhile, the Parkroyal on Beach Road and Parkroyal on Kitchener Road properties remain the same.

If the amazingly lush Pickering hotel is any indication of what is to become of Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, we can only imagine great things to come.


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