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Mandarin Orchard Singapore named Best Upscale Hotel – Asia Pacific at the Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

Press Release   •   Oct 24, 2017 15:30 SGT

Mr Tan Kim Seng (right), Chief Operating Officer, Meritus Hotels & Resorts, with Mr Robert Sullivan, President, Northstar Travel Group

Singapore, 24 October 2017 –Mandarin Orchard Singapore, flagship hotel of award-winning Asian hospitality brand Meritus Hotels & Resorts, was named “Best Upscale Hotel – Asia Pacific” at the Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2017.

Now in its third year, the annual Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards recognises outstanding accommodation, transportation, venue, service, and technology providers in their respective categories. Winners are determined from total votes by Travel Weekly Asia readers and industry professionals across Asia Pacific.

Themed “Saluting Brilliance” to toast stars of the travel trade, the Travel Weekly Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2017 saw over 100 industry movers from around the region attend the awards ceremony held on 23 October at Mandarin Orchard Singapore.

Hotels nominated for the “Best Upscale Hotel – Asia Pacific” category were judged based on their ability to offer upscale amenities, full service accommodations, and the highest level of personalised service.

Accepting the award for Mandarin Orchard Singapore was Tan Kim Seng, Chief Operating Officer for Meritus Hotels & Resorts.

“We are honoured and grateful to receive this prestigious accolade,” said Mr Tan. “It bears testament to the positioning of Mandarin Orchard Singapore as an icon of world-class Asian hospitality, and the continuing commitment of our team to excel and set new benchmarks in Asia’s highly competitive hospitality market.”

The 1,077-room Mandarin Orchard Singapore stands tall in the heart of world-renowned shopping district, Orchard Road. Delivering the brand’s signature Asian Grace, Warmth and Care since 1971, the hotel remains the accommodation of choice amongst discerning international travellers for its location and service excellence.

Rooms are equipped with advanced in-room technologies such as a complimentary movie platform for unlimited access to a rich selection of Hollywood blockbusters, and the handy smartphone for free local and international calls as well as unlimited access to 4G data.

Guests can look forward to bespoke services at the exclusive Meritus Club Lounge, and vibrant dining options that include Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro - the highest Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant in Singapore, and Chatterbox – home of the legendary Mandarin Chicken Rice.

For more information on Mandarin Orchard Singapore, visit

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About Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus

Home of Asian grace, warmth and care

Established in 1971, Mandarin Orchard Singapore is an icon in the local hospitality industry, embodying the finest of true Asian hospitality. Its prominent location in the heart of the world-renowned shopping belt of Orchard Road makes it the hotel of choice for business and leisure travellers alike. Boasting some 1,077 spacious guestrooms, each a harmonious blend of comfort and contemporary elegance, they are equipped complimentary WiFi access, comprehensive amenities, and panoramic views of the city from the higher floors.

A smorgasbord of food and beverage offerings is available throughout the hotel. These include award-winning cuisines from Chatterbox, home of the Mandarin Chicken Rice; Triple Three, an international buffet restaurant; Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, a Michelin-rated Chinese restaurant serving Szechwan specialties; Coffee & Crust, a café serving cakes and pastries to go with premium selections of coffee and tea; and Bar on 5, a chill-out bar with al fresco seating five levels above Orchard Road. The hotel also offers expansive meeting and function facilities, as well as advanced audio-visual equipment and intelligent lighting systems, making it the ideal choice for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.

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