In August 2014 we had the chance to stay at the PARKROYAL on Pickering hotel in Singapore. Managed by the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, this PARKROYAL Collection hotel really is unique, first and foremost for its architecture. Designed by award-winning architectural firm WOHA, PARKROYAL on Pickering incorporates a hotel-in-a-garden concept, with energy-saving features throughout the property.
Although only open since January 2013, the 367-room hotel already managed to win several regional awards for its sustainable project design and green efforts, including the BCA Green Mark Platinum, Singapore’s highest green rating, as well as the Solar Pioneer Award for its innovative solar energy system.
But what exactly makes the PARKROYAL on Pickering a sustainability leader and champion of environmental best practice? To find out, we asked Lee Kin Seng, the hotel’s Director of Marketing Communications.
Lee, when and why did PARKROYAL on Pickering decide to focus on sustainability?
PARKROYAL on Pickering is the flagship PARKROYAL Collection hotel, and as such an expression of the brand that identifies it as different in terms of design and architecture. Conceived as a ‘’hotel-a-garden’’, the hotel was developed with a clear display of commitment to sustainability and a strong focus on tropical architecture with an unprecedentedly organic approach.