MOVENPICK Heritage Hotel Sentosa in Singapore is on track to launch its new 63-suite Heritage Wing on November 1.
The Heritage Wing will join the hotel’s existing Contemporary Wing, which opened in March 2011 with 105 deluxe rooms. An additional 19 onsen suites, three executive suites and two penthouse suites are also scheduled to open progressively.
Raymond Ang, Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa general manager, said the Heritage Wing would add to the hotel’s portfolio of event venues, which now comprises a ballroom, and a boardroom in the Contemporary Wing.
The new wing will house three meeting rooms, a 30-seat rooftop venue and two private dining rooms, as well as an all-day dining restaurant, a whisky bar and a cigar lounge.
“We intend to hold culinary workshops for guests in the Heritage Wing, as one of the function rooms will feature a show kitchen," said Ang. "Hotels on Sentosa must provide such activities to encourage guests to extend their stay on the island. For the same reason, we have also introduced a whisky bar, which will carry many unique whisky labels."
While the hotel has been drawing mostly leisure travellers – a segment that makes up 60 per cent of overall bookings, Ang said the new wing would allow the property to tap the high-end corporate segment.
According to Ang, the hotel has experienced a pick-up in corporate travel bookings, from one to two per cent in the past, to 15 per cent now.
“Hotels in the city are getting too expensive, and businesses have realised that it is quite convenient to accommodate their travellers in hotels on Sentosa. We provide a shuttle service for guests to business areas such as Shenton Way and Orchard Road,” he explained.