Property set to be the largest Hilton in Asia Pacific region
OUE Limited and OUE Commercial Reit (OUE C-Reit), owners of Mandarin Orchard Singapore, has announced that it will be rebranding the property into Hilton Singapore Orchard.
Located in the heart of Orchard Road right across from Ngee Ann City, Hilton Singapore Orchard will be Hilton’s flagship in Singapore and the largest Hilton hotel in Asia-Pacific.
The refurbishment was originally planned for later, but OUE has brought it forward to commence in Q2 this year, given the challenging climate due to Covid-19. The works are scheduled to complete by end 2021, for a 2022 opening.
When completed, the hotel will boast of 1,080 rooms, three ballrooms and five restaurants, one of the largest non-IR properties in Singapore.
In the meantime, the hotel will still continue to operate under the Mandarin Orchard brand, managed by Meritus Hotels & Resorts.
This is definitely very exciting news for Hilton, given that the group has not put out any new properties in Singapore despite growing its footprint ferociously in other parts of Southeast Asia last few years.
The first question that comes to mind is what will happen to the current Hilton Singapore, which sits on the other end of Orchard Road. I’m expecting Hilton to give up that property, in favour of this shiny new boy come 2022.
I’ve not seen any renders or found any announcements by Hilton on this development, so it’s rather intriguing that OUE has decided to unilaterally put out the announcement.
I would expect Hilton to put out more information in time to come, but this is definitely an exciting development so I’ll be eager to try it when it opens.