Accor is bringing its
4-star Novotel brand back to Singapore with the re-branding of the Hotel New Otani to Novotel
Clarke Quay Singapore.
The re-branding is effective immediately and will be followed by a
comprehensive multi-million dollar refurbishment and upgrading programme to
rooms and public areas due for completion by the end of September 2005.
To celebrate the addition of Novotel Clarke Quay Singapore to the Accor
network, special rates are being offered from S$135 (+ local taxes and surcharges) per room
Novotel Clarke Quay enjoys a pre-eminent location, strategically located
between Singapore's main financial centre at Raffles Place and the prime
shopping area of Orchard Road. It is also just five minutes away from Singapore's Suntec City Exhibition Centre, the new Singapore Performing Arts
Centre and is adjacent to Clarke Quay's popular restaurants and pubs.
This area immediately around the hotel is one of Singapore's most dynamic
and popular entertainment districts.
The 406-room hotel is also within walking distance to the Clarke Quay MRT
Station, which offers train services to Orchard Road, Raffles Place, Raffles
City and World Trade Centre and Changi International Airport on the Airport
Novotel Clarke Quay is situated on top of a four-storey shopping centre with
the hotel's main reception located on level seven. Guest accommodation occupies the
eighth to 25th floors of the hotel tower, featuring stunning views of Raffles Place, the meandering Singapore River and the adjacent
26-storey Somerset Liang Court service apartments.
Most of the hotel's three restaurants, bar and lounge, grand ballroom and
meeting room, business centre, outdoor swimming pool are located on levels
five to seven, with the fitness centre on level eight.
The hotel's guest rooms, including 22 suites, will be upgraded to Novotel's
latest design standards incorporating aspects of its latest 'Novation' room
concept. The lobby, ballroom and meeting rooms will receive a fresh interior
design and Novotel's innovative 'The Square' restaurant will also be introduced.
An Executive Lounge will be created to cater for the projected growth in
corporate and meetings clientele.
Accor Managing Director Asia Pacific Michael Issenberg said the hotel would
appeal to both business travellers and leisure guests with its outstanding
combination of excellent location and facilities.
"Singapore is clearly one of the most strategic business cities in the world
and Accor is very pleased to add Novotel Clarke Quay to the global Novotel
network. The hotel combines classic Novotel features of a top business location with facilities that appeal to both our leisure guests and
executives looking to mix business and pleasure.
"The hotel is already well established with Asian
travellers, particularly with the Japanese, and with Novotel such a high-profile brand throughout the
world, we expect the hotel to attract an even wider range of international
travellers," he said.
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