ParkRoyal refurbishment for Singapore's first garden-hotel

By Helen Adams
The ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay hotel has blossomed into Singapore’s first garden-in-a-hotel, after a S$45m refurbishment to 'champion sustainability'

Following a S$45m overhaul, the ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay, owned by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, has completed its transformation into Singapore's first 'Garden-in-a-Hotel', establishing the property as one of the country's most ecologically focused hotels.

"The ParkRoyal Collection brand was created to champion sustainability and living responsibly, promote iconic architecture and design, as well as embrace wellness and lifestyle”, said Melvin Lim, General Manager of ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay. “We have certainly taken these up many notches as we reflect upon our multiple initiatives and achievements." 

2020 was the worst year in the history of international tourism, with one billion fewer international travelers. Now, the ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay is ready to welcome visitors for business or pleasure. 


Singapore’s sustainable structures 

The hotel building's iconic structure was preserved during the nine-month-long transformation, preventing more than 51,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being produced during construction. This is equivalent to:

  • Cutting down 8.7m trees
  • Destroying an area larger than all of the nature reserves in Singapore

In addition, the hotel's Urban Farm contains over 60 varieties of fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers, for the hotel's restaurants, bars and spa. 

The hotel is also home to more than 2,400 plants, trees, shrubs and groundcover. 

The design integrates the plants into the hotel interior, creating the impression of a forest, with the Skybridge offering the experience of walking above a forest canopy, as the pavilions allude to birds' nest imagery.


Singapore’s skyline, a swimming pool and iconic sculptures 

The hotel's Skyline includes:

  • The Collection Club Lounge - which offers jet-lagged guests everything from a champagne breakfast to evening cocktails as they marvel at the 360-views of the city
  • The Skyline Bar - snacks and drinks are available to those relaxing by the 25-metre mineral water swimming pool, which glows with 1,380 fibre optic lights at night
  • The Green Space - a multi-functional open space, overlooking the city skyline and the exhilarating Marina Bay.

Yoga enthusiasts adore the Green Space - as well as the Atrium. The 21-storey-tall architectural design by neo-futuristic architect, John Portman, is the largest indoor skylit Atrium in Southeast Asia.

Orchidea, the suspended floral sculpture in the Atrium, was installed in 1986 by the famed American Wire sculptor, Richard Lippold. The lobby is now home to two larger-than-life-sized sandalwood sculptures of ancient Chinese philosophers, Li Bai and Confucius. These sculptures hark back to the '80s and are the works of Taiwan's renowned contemporary Sculptor Ju Ming.

The ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay is ready for travel-hungry guests to pack back onto the Skyline Bar.


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