The Westin Singapore on Tuesday officially opened its doors to welcome its first hotel guests after an absence of 12 years.
Its re-entry into the hospitality sector also marks the first time that a hotel here is incorporated within an office building.
Located on levels 32 to 46 of Asia Square Tower Two in the Central Business District (CBD), the five-star hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows in all of its 305 guest rooms and suites.
It also boasts the highest hotel lobby here, located on the 32nd floor and an infinity pool on the 35th floor with a view of the South China Sea.
International hotel chain Westin Hotels & Resorts under Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide previously managed what was once the world's tallest hotel, Westin The Stamford, as well as Westin The Plaza in Raffles City until its management contract expired in 2001.
The two have since been replaced by Swissotel The Stamford and Fairmont Hotel respectively.
"If we had an opportunity, we would have been here a lot sooner. It was a matter of waiting for the right location among other factors," said Westin Singapore's general manager Lance Ourednik.
Mr Ourednik also said the hotel's integration within an office building will be its distinct feature even though the concept has been adopted by hotels overseas.