Singapore, 22 October 2013 – PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore, owned and managed by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, is the proud winner of the Reggie Shiu Development of the Year Award and the Sustainable Project Design Award at the 2013 HICAP (Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific) Conference held in Hong Kong from 16-18 October this year.
Now in its ninth year, the Reggie Shiu Development of the Year Award recognises the single development of the year representing the accomplishments of material market impact in a variety of ways including scale, innovation, quality, performance and return on investment. Each year’s winner is determined by delegate voting before the conference.
PARKROYAL on Pickering edged out the contemporary styled East, Beijing and the 3,896-room Sheraton Macau Hotel to take home the coveted title by winning the majority of the votes from this year’s 1,500 delegates.
The S$350 million PARKROYAL on Pickering was conceptualised with UOL Group Limited, the parent company of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, and designed by Singapore architectural firm WOHA. The 367-room hotel has performed commendably as a striking and differentiated product in a competitive market since its January opening.
Redefining the Singapore urban landscape with its stunning and innovative hotel-in-a-garden concept that incorporates a clever and efficient design of rooms and public spaces, PARKROYAL on Pickering features 15,000 square metres of cascading greenery, reflecting pools, waterfalls, planter walls and four-storey high solar-powered lush sky gardens, constituting more than twice its land area.
The hotel has also adopted an array of environmentally-friendly features including rain harvesting, the use of motion sensors to conserve energy, an in-house water purification system and a waste recycling programme.
For its sustainable and visually arresting building design which embodies the PARKROYAL brand pillars of modern comforts and authentic local connections, PARKROYAL on Pickering was also named a winner of the 2013 HICAP Sustainable Project Design Award.
The HICAP Sustainable Hotel Awards were launched in 2007 with the aim of recognising hotel operators and developers in the Asia Pacific region who demonstrate exemplary sustainable practices as well as environmentally and culturally responsible development. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges comprised six leading professionals from the fields of architecture, sustainable development, responsible tourism and conservation.
“We are deeply honoured by the resounding recognition PARKROYAL on Pickering has received from the 2013 HICAP awards’ judges and conference delegates,” says Neo Soon Hup, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development, Pan Pacific Hotels Group. “Winning these two prestigious awards will spur us on to pioneer more cutting-edge developments that continue to excite customers and invigorate the global hospitality landscape.”
PARKROYAL on Pickering’s achievements at the 2013 HICAP Awards come at the heels of its recent wins of the highly-acclaimed FIABCI Singapore Property Award (Hotel) and the “Hotel of the Year” title at the 2013 World Architecture News (WAN) Awards.
About PARKROYAL on Pickering
PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel, is managed by the Pan Pacific Hotels Group. A further expression of the PARKROYAL brand, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel is distinguished by its unique architecture and design elements while embodying the intrinsic PARKROYAL characteristics of modern comfort, uncomplicated service and authentic local connections.
Designed by award-winning architectural firm WOHA, PARKROYAL on Pickering adopts a hotel-in-a-garden concept and incorporates energy-saving features throughout the property. Its sustainable project design and green efforts have earned it the BCA Green Mark Platinum, Singapore’s highest green rating, as well as the Solar Pioneer Award for its innovative solar energy system.
Strategically located at the key gateways to Singapore’s central business district, Hong Lim Park and bustling Chinatown, the 367-room property provides an urban oasis in downtown Singapore, with convenient access to waterfront entertainment and dining options along the Singapore River as well as cultural gems across the island. PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel, is ‘Your Trusted Local Companion’ in Singapore.
About PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts
PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is a collection of 14 comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts (including those under development) located in gateway cities across Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam. Each PARKROYAL reflects the spirit and individuality of its location through creative touches, authentic tastes and local connections. Whether you are travelling for business, leisure, or even with the family, each PARKROYAL hotel and resort is designed so you can work in connected comfort, or relax in soothing surrounds. PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. For more information, visit parkroyalhotels.com.
KS Lee Kin Seng
Director, Marketing Communications
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