Monday, February 13, 2012

Resorts World Sentosa opens Equarius Hotel and Beach Villas

On 16 February 2012, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will open the doors to not one but two  eco-luxurious hotels - the Equarius Hotel and Beach Villas - at its 49-hectare mega-resort. The two hotels are set to redefine resort-style vacations in Singapore with 360-degree views that take in the waterfront, the harbourfront skyline and a lush tropical rainforest.

“These two hotels cap the accommodation offerings at Resorts World Sentosa, which will be fully open once
the Marine Life Park, water theme park and destination spa are ready”, said Mr Roger Lienhard, Senior Vice President, Hospitality Development and Projects, RWS.

“The hotels are the perfect tranquil getaway, offering guests the chance to be close to nature, lush greenery
and serene waters. Yet, what sets the hotels apart is that guests are still just minutes away from the fun and
thrills of RWS, and within easy reach to the city for business travelers,” he added.

The iconic resort-style architecture of the  172-room  Equarius Hotel and 22 exclusive Beach Villas is
complemented by verdant foliage provided by the 2.9-hectare natural forest located at its fringe, as well as
4,000 trees planted by RWS in and around the hotels. With panoramic views of the waterfront, Keppel Bay and Labrador Park, the result is an unparalleled close-to-nature experience.

“We set out to create a tropical garden of peace and tranquility that rejuvenates the senses.  Upon arrival,
guests will feel like they are entering a different world, as they are greeted by a splendid avenue of trees on
both sides.  As the hotel comes into view, they will be awed by two majestic 80 – 100 year old Shorea trees, specially  chosen  for the arrival area, creating a natural yet ethereal landscape,”  said  Mr. Tsuyoshi Narita, Senior Associate of Peridian Asia, the landscape architecture firm behind the landscape design for the two hotels.

Equarius Hotel

Singapore’s two newest hotels will offer warm hospitality and the signature RWS VIP service provided by a
team of butlers. Guests at the  two hotels can enjoy facilities such as  seven meeting rooms, an event pavilion, gym and swimming pool, while a new restaurant helmed by award-winning celebrity chef Sam Leong will be housed in a magnificent glass house located adjacent to the Equarius Hotel  Lobby.   Opening on 16 February 2012, the aptly named  Forest will serve  chef Leong’s innovative contemporary Chinese cuisine with  a strong  Thai-influence.  Guests are also located steps away from the upcoming Marine Life Park, a water theme park and a world class luxury spa, offering a one-of-the-kind experience.

The two hotels are designed and conceptualised by award-winning American architectural firm, Michael
Graves & Associates, in collaboration with DP Architects Pte Ltd, as well as interior design firms Dpd + Pte Ltd and Diana Simpson Design.

The opening of the Equarius Hotel and Beach Villas marks another milestone for RWS, bringing  Singapore’s first integrated resort closer to its position as Asia’s number one family-holiday destination.  In addition to the two new hotels, two treetop lofts  above the canopy of the forest and 11 two-storey ocean suites situated within the Marine Life Park will be launched at a later date.  Still to come also are a destination spa by world renowned UK spa brand ESPA, a water theme park and the world’s largest oceanarium - the Marine Life Park.

All  six hotels at the resort, including the newly-opened Equarius Hotel and Beach Villas, are owned and
operated by RWS.  From 16 February to 31 June only, special packages for the two hotels are available through the RWS website and authorised travel agents.

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