Fort Canning Park’s heritage as an exclusive and
historical landmark is being revived with the opening of a
fashionable boutique hotel, Hotel Fort Canning (Hfc) in October
Nestled between Orchard Road, the Clarke Quay
entertainment hub and Central Business District, Hotel Fort
Canning features a collection of 86 rooms and suites.
Once used as a
base for the British Far East Command during World War II, the
property, which has been sensitively restored by award-winning
Singapore architectural company, DP Architects, maintains a sense
of the old style colonial glamour with many original features including a multi-columned façade.
rooms and suites are complemented by a selection of award-winning
furniture from Poltrona Frau amongst others. The bathroom features
eco-friendly amenities from award-winning THANN Spa.
Sanctuary at Hfc is the brand’s first venture outside of its
homeland, Thailand. The spa, set within the very modern 2-storey
glass block, will offer a wide range of spa treatments based on
THANN’s art of natural therapy.
include a gym which features the latest state-of-the-art TechnoGym
equipment and two full-sized swimming pools filled with mineral
water treated by a ‘state-of-the-art’ system, eliminating the
smell and the health problems associated with chlorine.
Conference and catering facilities in the park setting are
highlighted by the 460-seater Legends Ballroom and 230-seater
Lavender Ballroom with contemporary lighting and audio-visual
equipment. Both Ballrooms can be partitioned into smaller function
rooms for meetings and dining.
The ‘Battle Box’
World War II bunker where General Percival surrendered Singapore
to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 is now available for
Food and beverage at
the hotel is highlighted by an all-day “modern Asian” bistro - The
Glass House. The bistro features the best from cuisines across the
region including Japan, China, Korea, Thailand and Singapore. It
has views of the park and an open kitchen where
diners can see the food prepared. Signature dishes include “customised”
Hainanese Chicken Rice and hand-crafted deli sandwiches.
24-hour in-room dining is also available, served
in quirky traditional handmade wooden tiffins, celebrating
Singapore heritage and home-spun style. A “mini-bar vending
machine” will also be available for guests wishing to fill their
mini fridge with premium drinks and snacks. For guest adjusting to
time differences, a Private Lounge is also open 24-hours daily.
Other epicurean delights at the hotel include
Gattopardo from Singapore based Garibaldi Group, which serves
contemporary Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with a charcoal
grill and wood-fired oven for baking gourmet pizzas.
The restaurant also runs Tisettanta Lounge, which specialises
in Italian inspired cocktails with flavours such as fresh herbs,
tangy citrus, aromatic nuts and rich chocolate, healthy
detoxifying remedies and drinks inspired by top Italian designers.
The hotel’s special opening rates start from Sin$
275++ for a deluxe room and is valid till the end of 2010.
Hotel Fort Canning is a 5 minute walk from Orchard Road,
and 10 minute stroll from Clark Quay/Boat Quay, as well as the
Museums & Civic District, and 20 minutes from the airport.
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