New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/10A - Page 102

Project Westin Singapore Location: Singapore Interior designer: FBEYE International MODERN-DAY OASIS Back in town after more than a decade, The Westin Singapore hotel has announced its return with a bold, sumptuous interior designed to address the wellbeing of all guests Every business needs a point of difference, and the same applies to hotels. Some groups opt for signature themes and branding that shouts a message at every turn, while others, like the Westin, take a more individual, holistic approach. For the new Westin Singapore, it was all about creating a modern oasis where guests can relax, de-stress and rejuvenate. Lance J Ourednik, general manager of The Westin Singapore, says the design needed to showcase the Westin concept of “wellness and finding a work-life balance”. “Westin hotels are about wellbeing and renewal, and for this reason, our hotel interiors are inspired by nature,” Ourednik says. “Our spaces are designed to provide guests with an intuitive feeling of home, with all of the conveniences and comforts 100 search | save | share at they need to maintain a healthy balance of work and pleasure. Elements of wellbeing are crafted into modern, uncluttered schemes – colours are harmonious, subtle and rich, while materials are sustainable, textural and refined.” Interior design firm FBEYE International was commissioned to design the interior of The Westin Singapore. Managing director Warren Foster-Brown says that while this hotel needed to reinforce the overriding holistic concepts behind every Westin hotel, it was also important that it referenced Singapore’s unique landscape and culture – in a dramatic way. “The hotel’s location, on the top 15 floors of Asia Square Tower 2, is spectacular. It was important that the five-star interior of the hotel with the highest Below:The design of the new Westin Singapore hotel was influenced by both the natural landscape and the cultural heritage of the country. The Sky Lobby at Level 32 includes a suspended sculpture and lighting panels that reference a lotus flower. The same motif appears in many areas of the hotel. The lift buttons are positioned on traditional handcrafted Chinese cabinets featuring Peranakan ceramics. Right:Occupying the top floors of a new office tower, The Westin Singapore features a rooftop swimming pool on Level 35.