Orchard Singapore unveils re-design

The Orchard Hotel in Singapore, one of
five Singapore
hotels owned and operated under the Millennium brand, has announced the
unveiling of
a multi-million dollar renovation of the hotel’s Signature Club Rooms.The new rooms
are exquisitely designed by renowned French interior designer
Pierre-Yves Rochon,
known for his work at the Four Seasons George V in Paris and L’Hotel
Hermitage in
Monte Carlo among other luxury properties worldwide. Rochon’s vibrant
designs at the
Orchard Hotel fuses contemporary and classic designs with a strong
Eastern flavor
and distinctly European interpretation.

“Orchard Hotel’s Signature Club rooms will serve as the latest benchmark
for the
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels’ (M&C) new hotel concepts and services
that seamlessly
blend East and West. These initiatives will gradually be extended to
more M&C hotels
in the coming years where applicable, and also to other refurbishment
projects in
our hotels in gateway cities around the world. This initiative will
bring M&C
another step closer in our quest to create memorable experiences for our
guests,”
said Mr Kwek Leng Beng, chairman, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc, the
parent
company of Millennium Hotels and Resorts, North America.

Signature Club Rooms
Rochon has created a fusion of contemporary and classic design for the
signature
Club rooms with the use of three vibrant color schemes which he has
titled “the
three harmonies.” The color schemes consist of luxurious Regal Red,
tranquil Ming
Blue and soothing Celadon Green. These three signature colors are each
interwoven
with predominantly European black for a startling visual impact.

The interior architecture makes clever use of sliding panels, typical of
Chinese
houses and mood lighting that varies between daylight and night,
bringing a dramatic
range to the color schemes during different times of the day. The decor
features
contemporary and Chinese type furniture and art. Contemporary European
and
traditional Chinese paintings and engravings add to the ambience.

Explaining the concept, Rochon said: “The Regal Red room spells
vibrancy, aided by
generous doses of black in the furniture and wood panels. The Ming Blue
room is both
traditional and timeless, and conjures up a sense of nostalgia for the
sentimental
guest. The Celadon Green scheme instantly creates a bright and cheery
first
impression, reminding one of the freshness of spring.” 

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Each of the 20 Club Deluxe and 29 Club rooms has a luxurious armoire
(free-standing
wardrobe), while each of the 16 Suites (eight equipped with
kitchenettes) features a
walk-in wardrobe. The armoire is an Oriental art piece with modern
functions such as
a laptop safe that doubles up as a charger for the computer. The
interior of each
armoire matches that of the room’s color theme, carrying through
Rochon’s designs
from the paintings that adorn the walls, to all the individual Chinese
antiques on
display in the rooms. All furnishings display elements from East and
West.

In each room, headboards for the beds in red, blue or green fabric
catches one’s eye
- elegant and soothing to the gaze. Fretworks (wooden panels) on either
side of the
headboard give an unmistakable Oriental touch.

Designed for the executive lifestyle with luxurious comforts of stylish
living, the
Signature Club suites feature separate bedrooms for complete privacy,
living rooms
with a writing desk and kitchenette that caters for long staying guests’
needs,
spacious bathrooms with deluxe amenities and invigorating rain-showers
with
hydro-massage jets, as well as a LCD TV installed in the wall at the
foot of the
bathtub. To top it off, each room is equipped with state-of-the-art
modern gadgets
such as 32-inch LCD TVs which can be connected to a laptop,
MP3-compatible Bose
Music System with CD player and alarm clock, high-speed wireless
broadband, and
one-touch control panel for mood lights.

For a relaxing and invigorating sleep, a pillow menu is also available
so guests can
choose from ten different types of pillows such as feather, therapeutic,
anti-snore,
hypoallergenic, beads, high density foam, cotton and buck wheat. The bed
has a
custom designed bedspread and embroidered silk cushions; custom-designed
bedspread.
To set the mood, the rooms also include Chinese-style lampshades;
adjustable reading
lights; and a daily 6 p.m. turndown amenity of amuse bouche.

A luxurious array of new Signature amenities and services are made
available to
guests including:  personal aromatic therapy with a range of essential
oils; pamper
packs for ladies, businessmen, couples or babies; blood pressure
measuring device;
laundry storage service; IT butler; as well as a dedicated Signature
Concierge team
to assist with arrangements such as securing restaurant reservations,
theatre
tickets and acting as a personal shopper.

The Orchard Hotel signature Club rooms are available in Standard or
Deluxe format -
Club Suites are also available.

Signature Club Lounge on the 18th Floor
Guests staying on the Signature Club Floors will have access to the
stunning
Signature Club Lounge on the 18th floor which features sophisticated
red-and-black
color schemes bearing an “East meets West” concept. To create a relaxing
Zen-like
environment, Rochon has incorporated classic Chinese art, delicate
porcelain
figurines and vases and handsome teak and rosewood furnishings into the
décor.

The Club Lounge offers the use of a convertible private meeting room and
houses an
open kitchen serving an extensive breakfast menu selection. A personal
chef is also
on hand to cater to guests’ individual preferences. Refreshments are
served
throughout the day. At the Club Lounge guests can also enjoy exclusive
Signature
Club privileges such as traditional English Coddled Eggs, once reserved
only for
royalty.
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