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MAJESTIC HOTEL FORT CANNING SINGAPORE

October 4, 2011: Hotel Fort Canning conferred the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Architectural Heritage Award (AHA) for 2011.

Fort Canning Park’s heritage as an exclusive and historical landmark is being revived with the opening of a fashionable boutique hotel, Hotel Fort Canning. Nestled between Orchard Road, the Clarke Quay entertainment hub and Central Business District, Hotel Fort Canning features a collection of 86 stylised rooms and suites designed to to offer guests premium services and facilities in a one-of-a-kind location. Formerly the British Far East Command Headquarters during World War II, the majestic colonial building which dates back to 1926 has been sensitively restored to maintain a sense of the old style colonial glamour with many original features including a multi-columned façade.

Rich History Intertwined With Singapore. Fort Canning Hill, originally known as Bukit Larangan (or “Forbidden Hill” in Malay) has been a local landmark in the city since Singapore’s earliest recorded history. It has been the exclusive address of many of Singapore’s rulers and colonial leaders dating back to the 14th century when it was the site for the palatial resort of former Majapahit kings, then in colonial times became the location for the residence of colonial governors starting with Sir Stamford Raffles. It was recorded as Forbidden Hill prior to the arrival of Stamford Raffles  in 1819 because “early local settlers were wary of ascending the hill as they believed it was the site of palaces built by their ancestral kings.”

MORE IMAGES OF HOTEL FORT CANNING | CONTEMPORARY DINING AT THE GLASS HOUSE
Selected images courtesy of Hotel Fort Canning indicated by watermark.

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Formerly the British Far East Command HQ during World War II, the 1926 majestic colonial building is now a collection of individually-styled boutique suites and rooms.
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An intimate lounge exclusively for hotel guests, it features signature Poltrona Frau furniture.
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Open 24 hours a day, guests have access to Nespresso coffee, TWG tea, or wine at the evening cocktail hour.
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Deluxe Rooms present a unique bathroom designs set against a picture-window offering panoramic views of the park or city skyline.
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Picture of Deluxe Room French doors from the sun deck of own private garden.
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Deluxe Rooms on the first floor feature French doors opening up to their own private garden and sun deck.
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All Premium Rooms come with a separate living room to facilitate meetings or relaxation with outstanding views of both Park and/or City Skyline.
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Premium Luxe Rooms are slightly bigger than Premium Rooms at 45 to 50sqm, and come with a separate living room to facilitate meetings or relaxation. They offer outstanding views of the Park, and include some fabulous items by award-winning furniture designer Poltrona Frau.
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A shot of my room — Deluxe Garden View.
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Besides a Nespresso coffee maker, every room features a B&W Zeppelin Mini i-Pod docking station.
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Proximity keycard and climate control system a first for me. Glide your hand over the panel and the menu buttons light up. A separate control for room lights, A/C and motorised curtains is next to the bed.

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Deluxe Rooms with French doors opening up to own private garden sun deck.
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An interesting laundry basket found in every room that is also used by room service.
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A view of the Deluxe Rooms bathroom designs set against a picture-window offering panoramic views of the park or city skyline with bathroom amenities by Thann of Thailand.
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Premium Room with outstanding views of the Park, full-size executive desk and fabulous items by award-winning furniture designer Poltrona Frau.

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Mineral water swimming pools as a result of state-of-the-art filtration treatment system, eliminating the smell and the health problems associated with chlorine.
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I recognised these lovely baskets from the room and was wondering why staff had brought them into The Glass House restaurant. It was then revealed that the baskets are highly versatile and they also accommodate room service orders (Chinese Set Meals served in Tiffin Carriers)
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Elaborating further the versatility of the basket for room service with a customised bamboo Tiffin-style.
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Hotel Fort Canning is all about the added extras. THANN Sanctuary from Thailand is set within the very modern 2-storey glass block offers a wide range of spa treatments based on THANN art of natural therapy.
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Other facilities include a gym which features the latest state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment and two full-sized swimming pools filled with mineral water.

CONTEMPORARY ASIAN CUISINE AT THE GLASS HOUSE BISTRO WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF THE PARK

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A view of the main building as seen from the entrance of The Glass House.
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The Hotel Fort Canning building is the result of the restoration of a former British Military structure that was once occupied by the Japanese Military during the 1942-1945 Occupation. The British Military took it back after the war for administration purposes.
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All rooms feature Samsung HD TV with integrated wireless internet and comprehensive in-room entertainment system control. Pictured here a wireless keyboard with on-board navigation keys.

6 thoughts on “MAJESTIC HOTEL FORT CANNING SINGAPORE

    1. Yes. Typically guests would bag their dirty clothes using the supplied “HFC” laundry bag before you place it in the basket (providing it fits). As far as I am aware and basing on the room service menu only “Chinese Set Meals are served in Tiffin Carriers”.

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  1. Thank you for the shout out and all the wonderful pictures you taken of our products.
    We trust you enjoy your stay at Majestic Hotel Fort Canning Singapore and enjoyed the all natural Thann amenities.

    Kind Regards,
    Thann

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