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Left:Serenity is an overriding theme for all the guest suites, including the Presidential Suite shown here. Lower left:The Westin Singapore has extensive day spa facilities. Treatment rooms maximise the wide views. Below:With its infinity edge, the rooftop pool appears to merge with the horizon. “Other lounges have a softer ambience. The Westin Executive Club, for example, epitomises the Westin look, with its pastel-toned club chairs and beautiful onyx travertine panels. “Virtually every aspect of the interior was custom designed and manufactured for the hotel, including the huge light fixtures suspended from the barrel vault ceiling in the grand ballroom. These feature three different glass tubes, in milky white, bronzegold and clear glass. They are all illuminated with LED lighting.” Foster-Brown says no expense was spared for the spa facilities at the hotel, which continue the refined, understated look. These incorporate carved screens, wood pedestal basins and luxurious glass mosaic tiling. Guest rooms have a similarly refined palette, designed to make guests feel at ease. Sustainability also influenced the design, with the Westin choosing eco-friendly options for both exterior and interior finishes and products. “Our goal is to help our guests reconnect with nature, and eco-friendly materials and products are part of this,” says Ourednik. “On Levels 38 and 39 there are 56 green rooms, which are equipped to monitor and track energy consumption levels via a meter on the in-room IPTV system. We have found that the average energy consumption level for the green zone is 20% lower.” Guests staying in the green zone are encouraged to participate in the energy reduction drive by conserving the use of energy. For every guest who maintains energy consumption levels within a prescribed green zone, The Westin Singapore donates US$1 per stay to UNICEF. The Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ partnership with UNICEF has raised more than $25 million since 1995. “Sustainability is part of our holistic philosophy – it fits with our desire to promote wellbeing and a healthy work-life balance,” says Ourednik. resources & more images 45420 at more about Asia Square 29448 at more hotels Westin at save | share | video | plan | images Search xxxxx at search | save | share at 107