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Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore Completes S$30 Million Renovation

(03/08/23)  Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has relaunched the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel in Singapore following a S$30 million renovation.

The nine-month revamp commenced in October 2022 and covered the redesign of all 574 guestrooms and suites, expanded conference facilities, and upgraded public spaces aimed at providing guests with a more memorable and enjoyable experience.

Kwek Eik Sheng, MHR Executive Director, said, “This is a timely refresh for Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, particularly as MICE travel resumes to normalcy and in-person events return to the agenda. As more companies prioritise Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals to reduce impact, the demand for greener events has also increased with corporate planners preferring hotels with strong sustainability features and initiatives. We are well positioned to capture this fast-growing MICE market, increase our competitive edge, and reinforce Singapore’s status as a leading sustainable MICE destination for a strong business recovery.”

Newly renovated Premier King City View Room at Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel in Singapore. Click to enlarge.
Newly renovated Premier King City View Room at Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel in Singapore

At the forefront of Grand Copthorne Waterfront’s renovations are its 33 versatile function rooms. Spanning over 6,200 sqm across three floors, the conference spaces are now luxuriously carpeted, feature LED lighting, and benefit from an abundance of natural sunlight through large windows.

Eco-conscious practices are evident throughout, with the use of recyclable and biodegradable stationery, filtered drinking water replacing plastic bottles, and a linen-less table setup.

Each function room is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including wireless video signal transmission, laser projectors, and 2K to 4K high-resolution LED video walls for events.

The pillarless 850 sqm Grand Ballroom features two giant LED screens on two walls that can be divided into smaller screens and junior ballrooms for various event sizes.

The Executive Club Lounge, located on Level 29, has also undergone a complete transformation, boasting a sleek contemporary living room ambiance that complements vistas of Singapore’s iconic cityscape. Reserved exclusively for "My Millennium Prestige" members and Club Floor paying guests, the redesigned Club Lounge offers afternoon snacks from live food stations as well as evening cocktails.

Sustainable, Energy-Saving Measures

The Grand Copthorne Waterfront has introduced an in-room water filtration system in its guestrooms.

The innovative feature guarantees purified drinking water to guests, and reduces single-use plastic waste generated from traditional bottled water consumption by 20%.

The introduction of smart room control thermostats allows guests to effortlessly regulate room temperatures according to their preferences, leading to energy savings of up to 17%.

Each guestroom also offers wireless bedside charging technology, providing guests with a seamless charging experience for their electronic devices without cumbersome cables.

High definition smart TVs allow guests to stream their favourite movies directly from their smartphones, reducing the need for additional devices and contributing to a more sustainable entertainment experience.

“To solidify our dedication to sustainable hospitality and cater to the rising expectations and demands of today’s corporate planners and guests, we have incorporated innovative and high-efficiency technology that reduces electricity and water consumption, installed eco-friendly features such as in-room water dispensers, and adopted new wall coverings and carpets from recycled materials as part of the renovation process,” said Andy Tan, MHR Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Partnership. “We also implemented green practices in various aspects of our business operations including sustainable sourcing, recycling, and food waste management.”

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