The Mandarin Orchard Singapore is to become Hilton's flagship hotel in Singapore and the largest Hilton hotel in Asia Pacific.
The property will begin major renovations in Q2 2020 and will be relaunched as the Hilton Singapore Orchard in 2022.
The refurbishment, which will include adding new MICE facilities and F&B outlets, is scheduled to be completed by end-2021.
During the refurbishment period, Mandarin Orchard Singapore will continue to operate under the management of Meritus Hotels & Resorts, the hotel management company under the Hospitality Division of OUE.
Upon its relaunch in 2022, the hotel will feature 1,080 rooms - up from the 1,077 currently available, five restaurants and bars, as well as meeting and function spaces spanning a total of 3,765 square meters.
Ms Tan Shu Lin, Chief Executive Officer of OUE Commercial REIT Management Pte Ltd, said, "The rejuvenation into an upper upscale hotel combined with the addition of more income-generating spaces within the property allows the manager to create value and drive sustainable returns in line with our proactive asset management approach. The current challenges faced by the Singapore hospitality sector also present a timely opportunity for us to carry out the extensive renovations, with the rebranded hotel expected to be ready in time to take advantage of the sector's anticipated recovery."
Prominently located in the heart of Singapore's premier Orchard Road shopping and entertainment belt, Mandarin Orchard Singapore began operations in 1971.© Asia Travel Tips