First off, thank you, our dear, dear supporters, who have been very patiently waiting for us to make this announcement. (Yes, we know the wait has been unbearable for some of you.)
It’s official — we will open our doors to the world come Jan 20, 2010, where four of our hotels: Festive Hotel, Hotel Michael, Hard Rock Hotel and Crockfords Tower, will make their debut.
Besides these, 10 restaurants and lounges will open to our guests on that date.
Here’s a breakdown of what our guests can expect when they step in through our doors on Jan 20:
Festive Hotel (above)
Fun and vibrant, with lots of design surprises to delight families, Festive Hotel rooms come with separate chambers for parents and loft beds for kids. Every room comes with a sofa bed for extra sleeping room. Kids will have a festive time in this hotel, which offers candies, special welcome packs and bathrobes for them.
390 rooms, including Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Family Rooms and Deluxe Suites.
Hard Rock Hotel(above)
Hip and trendy, with an attitude and dramatic ambience, guests at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore are welcomed like rock stars. Rooms are fitted out with unique furnishings like magic “chandeliers” and the edgy Hard Rock tattoo. A retreat for trendy jet-setters, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is also suitable for families. Deluxe Twins can accommodate up to 5 guests, with an extra pull-out bed for kids.
360 rooms, including Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Suites.
Crockfords Tower (above)
An all-suite hotel with 24-hour butler service, Crockfords Tower’s suites are elegant and intimate. Dressed in stately dark wood, luxurious fabrics, hues of red and gold, the Crockfords’ suite comes with lavish touches, such as a magic mirror that doubles as a TV screen, an en-suite pantry and a personal steam room. Guests who check into Crockfords Tower are by-invitation only, and enjoy a range of complimentary and private dining, gaming and VIP facilities within the exclusive hotel tower.
120 rooms, including Deluxe Suites, Mansions and Villas.
Hotel Michael (above)
Named after and designed entirely by Michael Graves & Associates, Hotel Michael pays tribute to Michael Graves’ design genius. Call it a “collection’’ of Michael Graves’ favourite things, this one-and-only Hotel Michael in the world carries Graves’ stamp in everything from the rooms’ honey-coloured maple walls and the “archaic landscape” murals to their circular blue mosaic showers. Hotel Michael offers fine and contemporary dining at its restaurants.
470 rooms, including Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Suites, Club Rooms and Suite Rooms.
Festive Hotel’s Boulangerie (above)
Dubbed the ultimate dessert haven, Boulangerie is a modern patisserie showcasing Pastry Chef Alain Herber’s stunning Pastry creations from Europe and Asia with a twist, and a special showcase of novelty selections for Kids. Boulangerie will be supported with Artisan breads from well renowned Baker Michael Lim who returns to Singapore.
Festive Hotel’s Festive Lounge (above)
After a day of fun and adventure, rest and kick back at the family-friendly Festive Lounge. Order a favorite thirst-quencher and munchy snacks from the bar to satisfy in-between cravings and just chill to the light music.
Hard Rock Hotel’s Starz Restaurant
A stylish modern restaurant designed in contemporary style with touches of Hard Rock and a relaxing al fresco dining area overlooking the Rock Pool. Starz invites you to take a cross-ethnic journey through culinary worlds with the flavours of Morocco, Europe, Middle East and Australia. Inspired by the healthy and energetic lifestyle of of Singapore, our Chef de Cuisine Kok Kiong innovates blends of flavors and cooking methods for Starz. The restaurant’s buffet style dining with live cooking stations complements an A la Carte menu complete with Hard Rock Classics.
Hard Rock Hotel’s The Rock Bar (above)
The Rock Bar defines the night scene in Singapore. With a DJ spinning rock and electro tunes and its chic, trendy lounge and bar, the Rock Bar will have you feeling like a rock star for the night. The menu features a selection of premium wines, liquors and champagnes and Hard Rock’s famous cocktails. A snack menu is also available.
Hard Rock Hotel’s Rang Mahal (above)
The Award-winning Rang Mahal Group, established since 1971, ventures into something new to them– Indian cuisine, with the opening of Rang Mahal Pavilion. Housed in the Hard Rock Hotel, Rang Mahal Pavilion’s dining mood and decor are inspired by the colorful celebrations of India using vivid colors and ethnic Indian instruments that embrace the Indian culture.
This stylish restaurant pays tribute to “A Celebration of Indian Cuisine” with its menu highlighting classical Indian favourites as well as new trendy dishes that embody the new generation Indians. As with the Groups’ brand philosophy, the authenticity of the food will be retained and cooked in a fresh and healthy manner.
Rang Mahal Pavilion will truly be a place to celebrate all that is vibrant and lively of India, tickling all five senses.
Crockfords Tower’s Crockfords Lounge (above)
Take a break in this contemporary lounge, which features an extensive range of premium alcoholic beverages and cigars.
Crockfords Tower’s The Dining Room (above)
The Dining Room serves comfort Cantonese food like nutritious double-boiled soups, beef brisket noodles, fried rice and dim sum, in addition to other popular Chinese dishes, where only the freshest quality ingredients are used.
For the first time in Singapore, guests can sip and indulge in a wide selection of premium Chinese teas served from a tea trolley. Famous whisky, brandy labels and Chinese liquors including mou tai and shao xing jiu are also on the wine list if you’re in a celebratory mood.
Hotel Michael’s Palio (above)
Showcasing authentic Tuscan cuisine with a scrumptious variety of traditional Italian recipes and rare seasonal ingredients air-flown from Italy, guests partake in a truly gastronomic encounter that combines delectable dishes with visual artistry at Palio. With an open-concept kitchen and waterfront, guests get immersed in the affable Italian culture, the warm service, aesthetic interior conceptand the regional Italian wine list for pairing with Tuscany flavours.
Hotel Michael’s Michael’s Lounge (above)
This stylish and sophisticated indoor bar and lounge concept is located right next to the hotel reception, welcoming guests with hot and cold beverages. Providing light music, it’s the perfect spot for chilling out in the day, sailing into the evening or winding up before retiring for the night.So there you go. We will start bookings on January 11 through our website at www.rwsentosa.com.
Hope to see you come January 20, 2010.(PHOTOS: Credit: ©2009 Resorts World at Sentosa)