Luxury hotel JW Marriott debuts in Singapore featuring ladies-only floor

Luxury hotel JW Marriott debuts in Singapore featuring ladies-only floor
A Deluxe King room at the new JW Marriott Singapore South Beach.
PHOTO: JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

Female travellers who are headed to Singapore for a vacation or business trip will now have an interesting new accommodation option.

Global luxury brand JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has added Singapore to its portfolio as it debuts the new JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach on Thursday (Dec 15).

While the 634-room (including 47 suites with one Presidential and one Chairman) luxury hotel is targeted at business travellers due to its close proximity to Suntec City Convention Centre and the Marina Bay business district, what's special is that there will be an entire level dedicated to female guests.

"At JW Marriott, we believe in enriching guests with experiences that bring through the warm and intuitive service that is synonymous with the brand. The option of staying on the ladies floor is one way the hotel crafts our services and the experience for our guests," said Derek Flint, general manager of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach.

"In addition to the thoughtful amenities available in our ladies floor rooms, the hotel also organises activities and guided tours tailored to our guests' passion points from art and culture to culinary tasting experiences."

Only ladies can access this level using special passes, and guests can let their hair down with an all-female service crew to take care of their extra pillow or in-room dining requests. In fact, any male staff who might need access to that floor will be accompanied by a fellow female staff at all times.

Talk about added security!

Bedroom slippers, mani-pedi set and bathrobes all in pink just for the ladies.Photo: AsiaOne

Guest rooms on the ladies floor also come with additional amenities such as a boyfriend shirt, manicure and pedicure set, facial steamer and even a hair straightener - all adorned with a tasteful touch of pink of course.

Boyfriend shirt in a room on the hotel's ladies-only floor.Photo: AsiaOne

Here are some other features to look out for in this new luxury hotel:

Experience an ambience created by Philippe Starck

Inside the hotel's Presidential suite.Photo: AsiaOne

Guests can soak in the serene ambience in guestrooms - complemented by plush bedding and furnishings - designed by renowned French designer Philippe Starck. 

"We are thrilled to welcome discerning travellers to this design-led landmark in the hub of Singapore's art and culture district," Flint said.

Each guestroom is fitted with a full array of modern amenities and smart technology including an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system, high-speed internet connection, up to seven USB power sockets, and a mobile Wi-Fi phone that allows guests to receive calls anywhere within the building.

Ballroom with the largest LED screen in Singapore

The hotel's Grand Ballroom, which is housed in a 1930's heritage Drill Hall, features a dramatic Forest of Lights designed by Philippe Starck, as well as state-of-the-art audio-visual systems and an in-built LED wall measuring 15 meters wide by 10 meters high.

Infinity pool complete with unique seating area

Infinity pool on the 18th floorPhoto: AsiaOne

One of the highlights of the hotel is its infinity pool that comes with a breathtaking view of the city's most famous sights such as the Singapore Flyer.

Tired after your swim but don't want to leave the water? Chill out and enjoy the scenery on a fancy-looking bench by the pool.

9 F&B options including specialty restaurant Akira Back

Akira BackPhoto: JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

The hotel aims to be Singapore's "next culinary destination" and will first open five F&B concepts on Dec 15: Akira Back, Beach Road Kitchen, Court Martial Bar, Media Bar and Tonic.

At his new restaurant here, celebrity chef Akira Back - who made his name with Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant & Lounge at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas - will offer modern Japanese cuisine with Korean accents and culinary influences from around the world.

24/7 Concierge Library

Feel like having some chilli crab late at night but have no clue on where to go? No problem.

At the lobby, guests can head straight for the Concierge Library- a 24/7 social space hosted by the hotel concierge that invites guests to explore their surroundings.

Activity Table and heritage tours

Guests can also approach the lobby's Activity Table, which offers complimentary cultural experiences such as wine and cheese tastings, and coffee experiences (subject to demand), or go on a hotel heritage tour which showcases the property's historical significance and architectural brilliance.

In the future, the hotel will also host culinary events in collaboration with Michelin-starred chefs and celebrity bartenders.

Exclusive kids programme MAX!

To cater to families and younger travellers, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach has introduced "MAX!", an exclusive kids programme for children ages five to 12 years old, offering activities such as dance lessons, cooking and pool activities.

Spa by JW (opening Q2 2017)

Those looking for some pampering during their stay can also look forward to the spa's jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. There will be six treatment rooms, one couple's room, four individual pods, as well as separate locker rooms for men and women. 

And if you don't have time to spare for a full spa experience, try the express treatments such as a 12-minute mini massage, as suggested by Christy Donato, vice president of Global Brand Management for JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts.

As a nod to a healthier lifestyle, the hotel also has plans to conduct Yoga sessions for guests by the infinity pool, and offer healthier breakfast options on that level.

Room reservations are now open at marriott.com for stays starting from Jan 1, 2017. Bookings for meetings, events, and weddings are available now.

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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