Singapore's top hotels show off new looks to keep up with stylish upstarts

Guests who step into the Orchard Hotel Singapore will be greeted by the hotel's iconic clock tower updated with a contemporary chandelier-inspired art sculpture.
Guests who step into the Orchard Hotel Singapore will be greeted by the hotel's iconic clock tower updated with a contemporary chandelier-inspired art sculpture.PHOTO: ORCHARD HOTEL SINGAPORE
Orchard Hotel Singapore's 260 grand deluxe rooms, 1,000-seat column-free grand ballroom and conference room were also renovated.
Orchard Hotel Singapore's 260 grand deluxe rooms, 1,000-seat column-free grand ballroom and conference room were also renovated.PHOTO: ORCHARD HOTEL SINGAPORE
The brand new Bar Intermezzo in Orchard Hotel Singapore has a contemporary botanical-influenced design with jade green and gold accents.
The brand new Bar Intermezzo in Orchard Hotel Singapore has a contemporary botanical-influenced design with jade green and gold accents.PHOTO: ORCHARD HOTEL SINGAPORE
The Level 65 executive lounge in Swissotel The Stamford.
The Level 65 executive lounge in Swissotel The Stamford.PHOTO: SWISSOTEL THE STAMFORD
The swimming pool at Grand Park City Hall.
The swimming pool at Grand Park City Hall.PHOTO: GRAND PARK CITY HALL

SINGAPORE - It used to be a four-storey, 36-room hotel popular for tea dances in the late 1950s.

But Orchard Hotel Singapore has shed its old skin and looks completely different today.

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