6 January 2016

GuocoLand to manage Sofitel Singapore City Centre and Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

An artist's impression of Tanjong Pagar Centre.
Source: AccorHotels. Tanjong Pagar
GuocoLand will manage two of AccorHotels' newly-built hotels, at Tanjong Pagar Centre in Singapore and Damansara City, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia respectively. Together, the Sofitel Singapore City Centre and the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara add 534 rooms to the AccorHotel’s luxury brand portfolio.

"Our upcoming world-class mixed use developments in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur are set to bring modern, liveable spaces to the heart of the business districts in both cities. GuocoLand is pleased to appoint AccorHotels as the hotel manager for both properties as we see strong synergies with the Sofitel luxury brand and services that will cater to the differing needs and demands of our office tenants, residents, visitors and guests,” said Raymond Choong, President and CEO of GuocoLand Group. "The hotels’ business and dining facilities will be easily accessible to office tenants and residents within both developments, providing them with quality working and living experiences in a cosmopolitan setting.”

“We are very excited that GuocoLand has entrusted us to manage these two flagship hotels under our luxury Sofitel brand in what will be very prestigious lifestyle and business hubs,” said Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific. “These two new hotels are set to become icons in their respective cities, being at the centrepiece of landmark developments that will reinvent urban living in two of Asia’s most dynamic destinations.”

The 222-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre will be part of the upcoming multi-billion dollar Tanjong Pagar Centre, which will redefine mixed use developments in Singapore when it becomes operational later this year. Located between Chinatown and the central business district (CBD), Tanjong Pagar Centre will feature Singapore’s tallest building at 290 m, a residential and office tower, retail and event spaces and a luxury Sofitel hotel, all set around parklands and with direct MRT station access.

Guests at Sofitel Singapore City Centre can enjoy the state-of-the-art Virgin Active gym, as well as public activities and events at Tanjong Pagar Centre’s Urban Park. The 150,000 sq ft Urban Park can accommodate up to 2,000 people, making it an ideal location to host public fitness events, such as Zumba and yoga, for the broader community.

The Sofitel Singapore City Centre will offer guests the luxury accommodations including an outdoor pool, an executive lounge with stunning city views, a 620 sq m ballroom and eight meeting rooms in addition to restaurants and bars. 

In neighbouring Malaysia, the 312-room Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is also an integral part of a new 8.5 acre integrated development in the upmarket Damansara Heights enclave called Damansara City. Set to open this year, Damansara City will feature two Grade A office towers, two luxury high-rise residences, and an F&B-centric lifestyle mall in addition to the luxury hotel.

The Sofitel will be the first internationally branded luxury hotel in the area and is part of the prime Damansara Heights precinct, which is close to the KL Sentral transportation hub, as well as established townships like Bangsar and Petaling Jaya. The hotel will target corporate clients in the surrounding area, leisure travellers and the MICE market. A new MRT station next to the Damansara City development will provide connections to the rest of Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley.

The Sofitel will feature a lobby lounge, deli, three restaurants and bars, a Club Millesime executive lounge on the 22nd floor, a So Spa, So Fit gym and outdoor swimming pool complete with pool bar. Meeting facilities include an 840 sq m ballroom and five meeting rooms.


Read the WorkSmart Asia blog post on Damansara City