One Farrer Hotel has embarked on a S$2 million refurbishment exercise to provide optimal hygiene standards. The refurbishment entails the launch of Mint Hotel; the creation of Pillow Lab; and a redesign of most of its guestrooms, facilities, and processes with input from medical experts and the latest technology. As a launch promotion, guests can enjoy a 3D2N Mint Hotel staycation, which comes with guided tours around the neighbourhood.
During an interview, Gilbert Madhavan, General Manager, One Farrer Hotel, said, “We conceptualised the refurbishment of One Farrer Hotel upon the onset of COVID-19, taking into consideration all the different concerns guests may have. To reassure our guests, we’ve implemented the highest possible standard of hygiene and cleanliness in all aspects of our service, from the traditional contactless entry points and sanitiser stations to launching the Mint Hotel, as well as ensuring our pillows are clean and well-taken care of with our new Pillow Lab.” As critical healthcare facilities and hospitals were reaching critical capacity, they turned to hotels to function as ancillary facilities for the care of non-emergent patients. The design principles of the Mint Hotel such as movable furniture as well as astute material choices that are suitable for terminal cleansing make it ideal to be converted to a “hospitel” and be decanted quickly should the need arise.
Mint Hotel Debuts
Mint Hotel is a room category that features cutting-edge materials and intelligent design principles.
Under the advice of medical professionals from Farrer Park Hospital, all 176 rooms in the Mint Hotel category will come with antiviral wallcoverings, moveable furniture and the use of antimicrobial blind fabrics to allow the guest rooms to be sanitized more thoroughly.
Furthermore, carpets have been removed from guestrooms and common areas and replaced with
custom gapless vinyl flooring. This does not trap dirt and can be easily cleaned and disinfected. To
evoke an openness to the space, earthen tones now adorn the walls and new mood lighting fixtures
have been installed.
The NEST Private Dining Rooms
In redefining its dining concept for the age of safe distancing, the hotel is also launching the Nest at
One Farrer. To meet increasing demand for private dining experiences, the Nest at One Farrer offers discerning diners bespoke menus by the hotel’s award-winning culinary team as well as a retinue of world-renowned guest chefs – all while immersing themselves in lush ambience and panoramic views of the Singapore skyline.
At the top floor of the hotel, they have converted what used to be the Villas to Private Dining Rooms. One of the Villa has been converted to a full kitchen to serve delicious fine dining courses. Most of these Private dining rooms are booked till end of the year for Private dining.
Around the Neighbourhood
Celebrate the launch of Mint Hotel with “A Walk in the Farrer Park”, a 3D2N launch staycation
package worth S$599 nett. The two-night stay with breakfast includes guided tours created by travel partner Tour East that will bring you around Jalan Besar and Tekka Market. On the first day, uncover Secrets of Jalan Besar with a two-hour tour that will delve into World War II and sports history, and be introduced to some popular cafes that have sprung up in the area.
On the second day, start the day at the Tekka Market to Table Tour, followed by an Educational
Farm Tour. Finish up with a Culinary Masterclass with Lunch.
Stroll down Serangoon Road, the main street of Little India, and be introduced to Indian heritage, customs and traditions. Wind your way through Singapore’s largest wet market under the watchful eyes of our experienced guide, who will dispense tips on picking the freshest produce. Bring the fresh produce back for a masterclass with the chef.
Culinary Masterclass with Lunch
Sleep Well with The Pillow Lab
Mental health is just as important as physical health and one way to ensure positive vibes is to get good sleep. At the same time, hotel guests spend 6-10 hours per day resting on pillow, making it one of the highest touchpoints for the hotel. In a bid to enhance guests’ quality of sleep, while improving hygiene levels, One Farrer Hotel created the Pillow Lab.
Upon check-in, guests from select room categories are provided with a pillow menu complete with a variety of pillows that will suit the most exacting preferences in firmness and sleeping posture. Once they have picked out their pillow, they may enjoy it in their rooms knowing that their pillows have undergone a deep disinfection. The Pillow Lab, projected to launch in early 2021, uses an industryleading Ultraviolet-C (UVC) Chamber to remove all pathogens, natural microbiota, molds, and yeasts. One Farrer Hotel will also be making these pillows available for guests to purchase at the Pillow Lab at level 18 and the hotel lobby. With the Pillow Lab at One Farrer Hotel, guests can be assured of a restful sleep with peace of mind.
The Latest Technology in Health and Safety
In addition to the Mint Hotel and the Pillow Lab, other health and safety measures in place include
contactless entry points and sanitizer stations throughout the premises, sterilization of key cards and in-room amenities with specialized UVC chests, sterilization of guestrooms and bathrooms with UVC lamps, safe distancing demarcations for events and common areas, as well as staggered check-in and check-out times.
The Mint Room is a breathtaking repose high above the bustle of urban life with stunning vistas of Singapore city skyline. Guests enjoy a host of privileges, including private access to their own dining and fitness facilities. The Mint Hotel is the epitome of 5-star luxury in Singapore.
Private Lounge and Private Pool Access
– Exclusive access to the Skyline Lounge and Terrace at Level 18 from 7:00am till 10:00pm daily
– Cooked to order complete breakfast from 7:00am to 10:30am
– All day refreshments and evening cocktails from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
– Complimentary three (3) pieces of pressing per room per day (non-accumulative and exclude express services)
– 24 hour Lifestyle Concierge Services
– Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access in all resident accommodations and public areas
– Complimentary local telephone calls
– Exclusive use of the Private Rooftop Swimming Pool on level 18
– Exclusive use of Skyline 24/7 workout facilities on level 19
Enjoy Breakfast, Light Snacks, drinks, cocktail hours here during your stay
Additionally, One Farrer Hotel understands that even when travel does resume, there will be some
remarkable changes. To prepare for this, One Farrer Hotel has implemented and included various
features to ensure stays will be more comfortable. For example, essential business travel may result
in longer stays for corporate travelers. To provide added convenience and hygiene for these longstay guests, the hotel set about opening a dedicated laundry room for the hotel’s Loft Apartments.
Enjoy the night view at the main pool
The renovation has made staying at One Farrer Hotel even more desirable. We enjoyed the hospitality especially during check in, and at the lounge. Fine dining at the Nest was fantastic, complete with fine wines and city view. The tour of Jalan Besar and Masterclass makes the staycation even more memorable.
Guests can enjoy Mint Hotel, Nest at One Farrer, Pillow Lab, as well as the other facilities and
functions from December 2020.
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