Singapore’s Hotel Fort Canning Opening In October


Singapore’s Fort Canning Park is being revived with the opening of a boutique hotel, Hotel Fort Canning, in October 2010.

Used by the British Far East Command as a base during World War II, the property has been restored by Singaporean firm DP Architects who have retained its colonial glamour.

Located between Orchard Road, the Clarke Quay entertainment hub and the Central Business District; the hotel comprises 86 rooms and suites equipped with Poltrona Frau furniture and amenities by THANN Spa.

In fact you’ll also find a THANN Sanctuary on the ground – the brand’s first venture outside its homeland, Bangkok. The spa is housed within a modern 2-storey glass block and offers a wide range of treatments.

Other facilities include a state of the art gym, two swimming pools filled with mineral water and two ballrooms.

Furthermore, the World War II bunker where General Percival surrendered Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 is also on site and provides a unique setting for pre-event functions.

As far as food is concerned, The Glass House serves Asian delights all day while Gattopardo and the Tisettanta Lounge offer Italian and mediterranean fare.