Hilton main entrance boarded up after ceiling collapse

The main entrance to the Hilton Singapore has been completely boarded up.
The main entrance to the Hilton Singapore has been completely boarded up. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The roof of Hilton Singapore's driveway collapsed on a car on Dec 13, 2015.
The roof of Hilton Singapore's driveway collapsed on a car on Dec 13, 2015.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The main entrance to the Hilton Singapore has been completely boarded up after the ceiling to the hotel's driveway collapsed on Sunday afternoon (Dec 13).

The ceiling, which was made of plasterboard with an aluminium frame, collapsed on to two vehicles and four people were taken to hospital.

Visitors now have to make their way to the hotel lobby via the entrance to the hotel's shopping gallery, located about 15m away from the main entrance.

The hotel's taxi stand has also been shifted to this entrance.

Experts have speculated that recent heavy rain could have caused water to seep through to the false ceiling, causing it to collapse.

 

"All our efforts are currently focused on fully cooperating with the local authorities on their current investigation so that we can rectify the affected area as soon as possible," said a spokesman for Hilton Singapore, adding that the people who were injured have since been discharged from the hospital.

Investigations into the cause of the accident are still ongoing.