THE five-star luxury One Farrer Hotel Spa will open in August within mixed-use lifestyle complex Connexion, offering a total of 250 rooms spread across three distinct hotel concepts.
Soft opening in phases, the resort is located within Singapore’s historic neighbourhood of Farrer Park. On its premises are also medical clinics and a private hospital.
Richard Helfer, member of the board of The Farrer Park Company and chairman, One Farrer, said: “When conceptualising the key elements of One Farrer Hotel Spa, we wanted to create a hotel that would tick all the boxes of what travellers want in a hotel. The ‘Total Environment’ philosophy provides hotel residents with functional spaces and everything they need at their fingertips.”
A member of Preferred Hotels Resorts, the hotel is developed by The Farrer Park Company and will be managed by Gilbert Madhavan.
Urban Hotel rooms are suitable for both leisure and business travellers; Loft Apartments for extended stays, coming with fully equipped pantries and the majority offering duplex layouts; while an exclusive penthouse experience can be had at the Skyline Hotel Sky Villas. Perched on level 20, the Sky Villas feature luxury amenities such as private outdoor courtyards, lava rock barbecue grills, personal wine cellars and jacuzzi pools.
Interesting FB concepts include the Institute of Nutrition and Origins of Food, where guests can take part in culinary demonstrations, dine, and browse through gourmet retail offerings and kitchen equipment. Other choices available are a 24-hour restaurant and lounge Escape, One Farrer Confectionery, Hawaiian-themed Flip Flop Restaurant and Sunset Bar, and the open-to-public Food Street.
Located on the Lifestyle Podium of the hotel is One Farrer’s Spa Retreat, which comprises an Olympic-sized swimming pool, Japanese-style onsens, reflexology water walk, relaxation gardens and comprehensive fitness facilities.
The hotel is also targeting MICE business, with the One Farrer Conference Centre. Its 698m2 Grand Ballroom, which can sit up to 650 guests and be split into two sections, is equipped with three multimedia screens, touchscreen control panels for presenters, handheld Samsung interactive tablets for conference delegates and a smart light system for customised light projections.
Video streaming connections allow real-time transmission of activities happening in other locations in the Connexion campus, such as Farrer Park Hospital’s 18 operating rooms, positioning the conference centre as a venue for medical and lifestyle meetings.
Events can also be held at the hotel’s meeting rooms, the air-conditioned marquee on the Lifestyle Podium and poolside venues.
Hotel-within-a-hotel concept debuts at Singapore"s Farrer Park