Trump-Kim Singapore summit

Section of Capella hotel's second floor sealed off amid preparations

Set among 12ha of lush vegetation, Above: Workers sprucing up Capella Singapore's facade and grounds yesterday. The luxury hotel is owned by the Kwee family of Pontiac Land Group. Below: A curtained-off area guarded by security cameras on the second
Set among 12ha of lush vegetation, Capella Singapore was opened in 2009 and designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster. Rooms start at $680 a night, but are unavailable until June 16.PHOTO: CAPELLA HOTEL GROUP
Set among 12ha of lush vegetation, Above: Workers sprucing up Capella Singapore's facade and grounds yesterday. The luxury hotel is owned by the Kwee family of Pontiac Land Group. Below: A curtained-off area guarded by security cameras on the second
Above: Workers sprucing up Capella Singapore’s facade and grounds yesterday. The luxury hotel is owned by the Kwee family of Pontiac Land Group.Capella Singapore was opened in 2009 and designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster. Rooms start at $680 a night, but are unavailable until June 16. PHOTO: CAPELLA HOTEL GROUP
Set among 12ha of lush vegetation, Above: Workers sprucing up Capella Singapore's facade and grounds yesterday. The luxury hotel is owned by the Kwee family of Pontiac Land Group. Below: A curtained-off area guarded by security cameras on the second
A curtained-off area guarded by security cameras on the second floor of the hotel. The library on the fourth floor has also been closed.

Tighter security at Sentosa hotel with staff turning away non-guests and security cameras along winding driveway

Visitors to Capella Singapore hotel were greeted by a mysterious sight yesterday: A section of the second floor had been sealed off with black curtains stretching from floor to ceiling and guarded by security cameras positioned around it.

The section was the most visible sign that the hotel was preparing to be the venue for one of the most anticipated diplomatic bilateral meetings in recent times - the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2018, with the headline 'Section of Capella hotel's second floor sealed off amid preparations'. Print Edition | Subscribe