SINGAPORE—The JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach has made its debut here. The 634-room luxury hotel is proximate to the Marina Bay entertainment and business districts.
The hotel consists of both historic and newly constructed buildings with interiors designed by French designer Philippe Starck and architecture by British architects, Foster and Partners. There is also a multimillion-dollar collection of more than 30 works and installations by regional and international artists.
Upon arrival, there is a video wall installation comprised of LED monitors by South Korean artist Lee Lee Nam. Additional works include the Donna a Cavallo, a lobby sculpture by Fernando Botero, and the Gorilla, a reclaimed scrap metal sculpture at the hotel entrance by Iain Nutting. Guest elevators feature custom RGB wallpaper and graffiti artwork by Milan-based art and design duo Carnovsky.
There are a total of nine F&B venues, including Akira Back, offering modern Japanese cuisine with Korean accents and culinary influences from around the world; Beach Road Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant, featuring global cuisine and to-go items; Court Martial Bar and Media Bar, serving cocktails in refined lounge and gastropub settings; and Tonic, providing gin-based cocktails. The remaining four outlets are expected to open in Q2 2017.
In the lobby, there is the Concierge Library and the Activity Table, which offers cultural programming and chef-led culinary events. The Spa by JW is scheduled to open in Q2 2017.
Guestrooms and suites are outfitted with modern amenities and smart technology, including an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system, up to seven USB power sockets per room and a WiFi-enabled mobile phone that allows guests to receive calls anywhere within the property.