New sustainable hotel brand launches first property

UOL and its hotel subsidiary, Pan Pacific Hotel Group Limited (PPHG), are taking sustainable hospitality to new heights with the launch of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Hotels & Resorts.

According to PPHG, the new brand carries a strong sense of responsibility towards the environment, with eco-friendliness, sustainability and care for overall wellbeing as its brand ethos.

“PARKROYAL COLLECTION is created for those with a sense of purpose and responsibility at heart,” PPHG chief executive Choe Peng Sum said.

“It demonstrates that sustainability and modern lifestyle can co-exist through conscious design and efforts.

“The brand adopts a long-term view of care and guardianship towards our environment and community.”

PARKROYAL on Pickering has joined PARKROYAL COLLECTION as the brand’s first property.

Designed by renowned architect WOHA, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering pioneered a unique hotel-in-a-garden concept with more than 15,000 square metres of greenery, blending vertical gardens with the building’s blue-green façade, as pictured below.

Moreover, the property also claims to be the world’s first hotel with zero-energy sky gardens. These are powered by both solar energy and a rainwater harvesting system, which runs the gardens’ gravity-driven irrigation. Light and motion sensors in rooms aid in conserving energy.

Moreover, to the delight of meetings, incentives, conventions and event planners, the hotel offers guests a dedicated wellness experience which runs all year, as well as locally-sourced and organic plant-based dining options, its own herb garden, and even green meetings and weddings.

“As a brand, PARKROYAL COLLECTION’s integration of iconic spaces with sustainable elements delivers an elevated sense of wellbeing – creating an enhanced guest experience that is exclusive to the brand,” PPHG said.

Joining PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering will be the former Marina Mandarin, owned by UOL subsidiary United Industrial Corporation Limited.

UOL intends to transform the 575-room property into an indoor oasis (see below) in the vein of Pickering’s hotel-in-a-garden concept, and rebranding it as PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay following a $48.4 million renovation.