Kempinski Expands into Singapore with The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Date: May 2018

Location: Civic District, Singapore

Name: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore opening September 2018 – five star.


No. of Keys: 157

Owner: Singapore-based, Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited. Commenting on the collaboration, Pua Seck Guan, Chief Executive Officer of Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited says: “We are pleased to appoint Kempinski to operate The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.

Perennial is an integrated real estate and healthcare company HQ and listed in Singapore and has a presence in China, Singapore, Malaysia and Ghana with a combined portfolio spanning about 54 million square feet in gross floor area.

In Accra, Ghana they are developing a mixed-use project located in the affluent Airport district of Accra, the capital of Ghana.

The integrated development is expected to comprise residential towers, an office tower, a shopping mall and luxury serviced apartments, as well as a 5-star world-class hotel to be managed by Shangri-La Hotels, due to open in 2021.

Comprising three heritage buildings, Capitol Singapore houses the premier shopping and dining destination Capitol Piazza, the iconic Capitol Theatre, the luxurious Eden Residences Capitol and the upcoming The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.

The hotel itself is an art-deco jewel, housed in the restored Capitol Building and Stamford House. It will also feature a leading international restaurant under the helm of a Michelin-starred chef.

The holistic Kempinski experience will extend beyond the hotel to the Galleria, an air-conditioned sheltered promenade which is part of Capitol Piazza, where an array of Kempinski gastronomic delights will be offered.

The residents at Eden Residences Capitol will also be able to enjoy the concierge and personalised services to be provided by Kempinski.

The full range of services at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will be made available over the course of several phases towards the end of 2018, starting with the hotel opening in September.

Bernold O. Schroeder, Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski Hotels says: “Singapore is one of the world’s most exciting destinations and a crossroads of the past and future, making it an ideal stage for our continued expansion in Asia.

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will attract Singaporeans and international travellers alike as the ‘brand old new place’ to be, blending the best of the city-state’s past with the energy, creativity and entrepreneurship of modern day Singapore.”

THPT Comment: The addition of The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore to the Kempinski portfolio is part of the company’s continued expansion into Asia, alongside upcoming The Apurva Kempinski Bali.

Singapore adds to Kempinski’s long tradition of grand hotels and heritage destinations, including Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich, built during the reign of King Maximilian II of Bavaria; Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, one of the most majestic hotels ever built;

Hotel Adlon Kempinski, opposite the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok; and, more recently, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, Cuba’s first five-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The portfolio also includes former royal residences, such as Ciragan Palace Kempinski in Istanbul, the palace of the last Ottoman ruler; and Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski in Dresden, which August the Strong built for his beloved Countess Cosel.

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