Singapore, 23 September 2019 – PARKROYAL on Pickering, the eco-chic hotel located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, has been recognised as one of world’s ‘50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years’ by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
Recognising buildings for their iconicity, contextualism, environmental consciousness and structural innovation, every building that makes the list is carefully selected by the CTBUH member constituency and exemplifies a critical milestone in the development of high-rise buildings over the past 50 years.
This is PARKROYAL on Pickering’s third coup in the past one month. The hotel clinched the coveted award for ‘Leadership in Sustainable Design & Performance (Commercial Category)’ at the SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards on 5 September 2019, which was preceded by the ‘SHA Green Hotel Award 2019-2020’ given out by the Singapore Hotels Association on 21 August 2019.
PARKROYAL on Pickering's vertical greening and elevated gardens are a response to the constant drive for taller buildings and the displacement of greenery on the ground. Home to 15,000 square metres of lush landscaping, the hotel-in-a-garden achieves an unprecedented amount of green space in a high-rise development, integrating them in innovative ways that address urban design and sustainability issues.
Its unique iconic sensuous curves of the skygardens come together with the crisp, streamlined glazed towers to create visually compelling architecture, underpinning Singapore’s image as a world-class Garden City. These latest accolades, along with its status as the World’s Leading Green City Hotel 2018 by World Travel Awards, underline PARKROYAL on Pickering’s environmentally friendly credentials and its status as a leader in sustainability initiatives in the hospitality sector, both in Singapore and globally. Ms. Jeane Lim, General Manager of PARKROYAL on Pickering, said: “It’s been a great month for PARKROYAL on Pickering and we are honoured to receive recognition from three such esteemed organisations. Being listed as one of the world’s 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings is a significant accolade and is testament not only to the hotel’s design but all our efforts to integrate the very latest environmental sustainability practices throughout our business.
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About PARKROYAL on Pickering
PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore, is managed by the Pan Pacific Hotels Group and is distinguished by its unique architecture, extensive landscaping and impressive array of sustainability features.
Designed by award-winning architectural firm WOHA, PARKROYAL on Pickering adopts a hotel-in-a-garden concept and incorporates energy-saving features throughout the property. Its sustainable project design and green efforts have earned it the World’s Leading Green City Hotel accolade at the World Travel Awards 2018. The hotel is also certified BCA Green Mark Platinum, Singapore’s highest green rating.
Strategically located at the key gateways to Singapore’s central business district, Hong Lim Park and bustling Chinatown, the 367-room property provides an urban oasis in downtown Singapore, with convenient access to waterfront entertainment and dining options along the Singapore River as well as cultural gems across the island.
About PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts A big city or cosy enclave – where there is a PARKROYAL hotel, resort or serviced suite, there is a celebration of people. Our passion for creating real connections and joyous moments can be felt when you enter any of our properties across Asia and Australia. After all, this is the place to bring out the best of you, by us.
About PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts
A big city or cosy enclave – where there is a PARKROYAL hotel, resort or serviced suite, there is a celebration of people. Our passion for creating real connections and joyous moments can be felt when you enter any of our properties across Asia and Australia. After all, this is the place to bring out the best of you, by us.
About Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties.
Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages more than 40 hotels, resorts and serviced suites including those under development across 24 cities in Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe.
Voted “Best Regional Hotel Chain” by readers in Asia in 2017 and 2018, Pan Pacific Hotels Group comprises two acclaimed brands: its signature brand, Pan Pacific and its deluxe brand, PARKROYAL.
Sincerity is the hallmark of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. The Group is known to its guests, partners, associates and owners for its sincerity in people and the sense of confidence which alleviates the stresses of today’s complex world.