New brand for Pan Pacific Hotels Group

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Hotels & Resorts aims to take sustainable hospitality to the next level

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay: sculptural pavilions shaped like bird cages.

SINGAPORE - UOL Group Limited (UOL) and hotel subsidiary, Pan Pacific Hotels Group Limited (PPHG), are taking sustainable hospitality to the next level with the launch of PPHG's new brand, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Hotels & Resorts.

The new brand, PARKROYAL COLLECTION, carries a strong sense of responsibility towards the environment and self with eco-friendliness, sustainability and care for overall well-being as its brand ethos. The brand also celebrates icons of architecture and design.

PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore's first hotel-in-a-garden has been renamed PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering. Joining this hotel is the former Marina Mandarin which has been rebranded as PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay. The latter will be transformed into an indoor oasis of a garden-in-a-hotel and will bear the new brand's iconic design, eco-friendly practices, and focus on well-being.

"As a developer, we are keenly aware of the environmental challenges and we believe everyone can do their part to contribute to sustainability and our environment. The launch of PARKROYAL COLLECTION brand marks an important milestone in our PPHG's journey. This launch is exciting and timely because we are building on what PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering has achieved. We are now taking another step forward with PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay to further capitalise on sustainability into a growth opportunity," said Mr Liam Wee Sin, Group CEO, UOL.

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering: greenery galore. Credit: Pan Pacific Hotels Group

"PARKROYAL COLLECTION is created for those with a sense of purpose and responsibility at heart. It demonstrates that sustainability and modern lifestyle can co-exist through conscious design and efforts. The brand adopts a long-term view of care and guardianship towards our environment and community," said Mr Choe Peng Sum, CEO, PPHG.

The 575-room PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay will undergo a S$45 million (US$32.4 million) renovation which includes a 13-metre high green landscaped wall at its entrance. The transformation will also see sculptural pavilions shaped like bird cages nestled within lush, greenery throughout the hotel, and illuminating a magical rainforest ambience at night.

Renovations are expected to be carried out in phases and completed in the first quarter of 2021. This will include the transformation of all guest rooms, of AquaMarine into a new halal concept restaurant, "Peppermint", featuring open kitchens and greenhouse-inspired private dining areas; and the renovation of 1,858 sqm of function spaces, including the Pool Garden Pavilion area with a view of Marina Bay.

Over the next five years, PPHG plans to add suitable new properties to the PARKROYAL COLLECTION Hotels & Resorts brand across the region as it expands its footprint into key global cities.

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