Singapore arrival housed off of Singapore’s iconic upper Orchard Road
Firmly rooted in the EDITION brand’s strong sense of refined, timeless design and style, The Singapore EDITION blends the dynamism energy of a major metropolitan city with a warm-weather resort sensibility.
Conceived by Ian Schrager, in collaboration with interior design firm Cap Atelier, the 204-room hotel is located just off the west end of Singapore’s iconic upper Orchard Road.
This once bucolic country lane lined with fruit orchards and pepper and nutmeg plantations is, today, transformed into a heaving stretch of restaurants, tree-shaded boulevards and marbled emporia bustling with bold-faced named fashion and lifestyle brands.
Accessed from Cuscaden Road, the hotel’s main entrance with its cobbled stone driveway opens into a private, white-hued oasis that stands singularly apart from the bustle of upper Orchard Road.
“It was a thrill for us to do a hotel in Singapore and to come up with a project as sophisticated and beautiful as the city itself,” acknowledges Ian Schrager.
Access to nature a core of architecture and interior design
At the core of the architecture and interior design of the property is access to nature with sweeping vistas and greenery integrated throughout, including a skypark and lushly planted, sunken garden that offers a tranquil escape from Singapore’s bustling Orchard Road shopping district.
“Unfolding like a theatrical play,” Marriott says every level of the hotel takes on a different personality, with guest rooms spread over six light-filled floors.
In every guest room, warm white rugs clad the customised white oak-planked floors while decorative pots of orchids and thick drapes frame the broad bay windows. The rooms also feature deep-seated sofas, and hand-sewn damask throws that swathe the beds.
Timber-decked garden courtyard at heart of property
At the heart of the hotel’s elongated rectangular shape is an expansive timber-decked garden courtyard that is reminiscent of an ancient Chinese temple or Roman Villa. Framed by a perimeter of shallow, black-tiled pools and a lush green garden that brims with tropical foliage, this courtyard leads into the event spaces.
The building wraps around the garden courtyard on all four of its internal sides which allows not just light to flood into the corridors and public spaces, but also provides Eden-esque vantage points from inside the lobby, restaurant and bars on the first floor; guest rooms on the upper levels; and events spaces and bar lounge on the courtyard’s level.