Imagine staying within a green oasis amid sightseeing delights in ultra-modern Singapore. The recently renamed upscale eco-chic hotel, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering boasts of this, and a whole lot more. By Amitha Ameen
Sitting in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, and in close proximity to Gardens by the Bay and Waterfront at Clarke Quay among others, the recently renamed PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering hotel-in-a-garden will be one of the two initial properties of the new PARKROYAL COLLECTION brand, a brand of the parent umbrella company, Pan Pacific Hotels Group. The other property to feature alongside will be the PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay.
PARKROYAL COLLECTION hotels are icons whose designs embody everything the group has always stood for, such as providing services with a sense of responsibility towards the environment while also embracing a lifestyle of wellness. A new identity has been developed to hero their three core brand attributes — iconic design, eco-friendly operation, and a focus on lifestyle and well-being. It even promises to go beyond the traditional by creating refreshing, rejuvenating, and inspiring experiences for all their guests.
Strategically located in the centre of Chinatown, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering was recently awarded the title of ‘World’s Leading Green City Hotel’ for the second consecutive year at the 2019 World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony held in Oman. This win acknowledges the hotel’s ongoing contribution towards global sustainability in the industry. This goal is met through its multiple eco-friendly initiatives, such as energy conservation throughout the hotel, and the introduction of a ‘No Meat, No Problem’ menu earlier in 2019. This specially curated menu features plant-based appetisers, main courses and desserts.
Thanks to its location, the property will be a great pick for business trips or staycations. Bustling nightlife, diverse food options, and city trips are just a stone’s throw away from there. For those who want to stay in, the hotel will boast of multiple facilities like a multi-cuisine restaurant, LIME; an outdoor pool; a state-of-the-art gym; and a famous 300-m elevated garden walk high above street level.
Since its inauguration seven years ago, the hotel has set international standards in the hospitality industry. They even recognise the role they play in promoting design, sustainability, and health and well-being within the industry.
As a celebration of this new brand, and as reiteration of its environmental commitment, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering is also introducing a year-long staycation offer — the Green City Life. It is designed to appeal to lifestyle-seeking, tech-savvy professionals who appreciate the art of conscious living. The green offer focuses on guests’ well-being and encourages the adoption of green-living in everyday life.