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A green welcome for guests to Parkroyal on Pickering

Published on Jan 11, 2013 6:05 PM

After four years in the making, the highly-anticipated Parkroyal on Pickering will finally open its doors on Wednesday.

Centrally located in between Chinatown and the Central Business District, the Woha-designed hotel is a true stunner, living up to its theme of being a hotel-in-a-garden. Cascading creepers and lush greenery overflow over its facade, which has been modelled after terraced padi fields. Built at a cost of $350million, the highlight of the 367-room hotel is its fifth floor, which boasts an infinity pool, a 300m garden walk and birdcage cabanas which perch of the edge of the building.

Green initiatives include solar energy cells to harness natural energy and harvesting rainwater to be used across the property. Guests are also encourage to sort their waste in recycling bins.

Woha's architect Donovan Soon says: "We were inspired by the city in a garden theme that Singapore has, and this is a unique site in that it is a hotel in a city, and yet so close to nature."

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