Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Airport Hotel

It is less an airport hotel than a superbly comfortable and stylish hotel in an extremely convenient location - a contemporary urban resort 'Where the world meets Singapore'.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport
Design Team: WOHA Designs
Location: Changi Airport, Singapore
Cost: US$60 million
When to visit: Anytime or When you have an extra day to spend at the airport.
Awards: Development of the Year 2008- Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP)

Designed by multi-award winning Singapore-based architectural firm WOHA Designs, the 320-room Crowne Plaza Changi Airport reflects a uniquely Singaporean environment - tropical, Asian, multicultural and comfortable yet also efficient, stylish, high-tech and global in outlook.

The hotel features open corridors, courtyards and extensive rainforest-style gardens, creating a balmy tropical ambience. The unique architectural style even allows natural light to flow into the guest bathrooms.

Natural light also filters into the public areas through water-covered skylights over the lobby, ballroom and function room areas.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is linked to Terminal 3 by covered walkways from both the first and second floors of the hotel.

Arriving guests can be at the hotel reception within minutes and in their rooms while many other passengers are still in the airport taxi queue. Access from Terminals 1 and 2 is also a breeze via the new automated People Mover System that links all three airport passenger terminals. Business travellers will appreciate the hotel's close proximity to Singapore Expo - the largest purpose-built exhibition and convention centre in Southeast Asia, Changi Business Park and world-class golf courses.

And, with Singapore's downtown shopping and entertainment district within a 20-minute drive and easy access to most parts of the island via the Changi Airport Mass Rapid Transit station, the hotel really is a convenient place to stay.

Dining facilities include Azur an all-day dining restaurant built around a show kitchen concept, a 100-seat Crowne Plaza Club Lounge overlooking the hotel swimming pool, a Lobby Lounge that opens to a private garden, Bar '75 - a sports bar offering a variety of experiences with three distinct zones, and Imperial Treasure, a Chinese restaurant.

Banquet and meeting spaces total 950 square metres, and offer a 250-seat ballroom and seven function rooms fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and the services of a dedicated Crowne Meetings Director.

via WOHA Designs | Crowne Plaza