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September 16, 2013updated Sep 25, 2013

Capitol Investment Holdings to Operate Luxury Hotel in Singapore

By Chris Boyle


Capitol Investment Holdings and luxury brand Patina Hotels & Resorts have jointly announced the signing of a hotel management agreement to operate the brand’s flagship hotel, The Patina, Capitol Singapore.

Capitol Investment Holdings is a joint venture company between Chesham Properties, a member of Pontiac Land Group, Perennial (Capitol) and New Capitol, a company owned by Ron Sim.

The shareholdings of Capitol Investment is Chesham Properties Pte Ltd – 50%, Perennial (Capitol) Pte Ltd – 40% and New Capitol Pte Ltd – 10%.

Capitol Singapore, strategically located in Singapore’s civic and cultural district, is designed by Pritzker Prize Laureate Richard Meier. It comprises three conservation buildings – Stamford House, Capitol Building and Capitol Theatre.

By fourth quarter 2014, the site is to be transformed into Singapore’s first integrated luxury lifestyle precinct to house The Patina, Capitol Singapore hotel, Eden Residences Capitol, Capitol Piazza shopping mall and the iconic Capitol Theatre that will double up as a performing arts theatre.

Patina Hotels & Resorts is owned by members of the Kwee family. Drawing together many diverse elements to create an iconic luxury hotel collection; the brand brings sophisticated, elegant and bespoke experiences to guests, creating masterpiece destinations, infused with service, art and architecture.

The Patina, Capitol Singapore, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, a global luxury hotel collection. Designed by world-renowned hospitality interior design company Jaya International Design, the property comprises the newly restored Capitol Building and Stamford House. With 157 well-appointed rooms – 131 Premier Rooms (40 sqm), 25 Suites (46 sqm – 80 sqm) and a Presidential Suite (137 sqm), including Wellness Suites with a steam room and Art Suites adorned with masterpieces by renowned artists.

Further enhancements in all guest rooms include a centralized control system through individual hand-held tablets, a surround sound system, complimentary high-speed Internet connection, high quality bed linen and premium bath amenities.

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Leisure facilities include a relaxation saltwater pool, state-of-the-art fitness centre, a Library Club Lounge and a signature restaurant and lounge. There will also be a function room with a pre-function area that can be divided into two rooms for intimate events.

Patina Hotels & Resorts’ signatures include a customer focused 24-hour Stay programme, Each of the hotel’s associates is an “ambassador” of the brand and will function as a personal Concierge to our guests, infusing signature 360° Concierge and One-to-One anticipatory, highly personalized service.

In addition, Patina Hotels & Resorts introduces Patina Residence Club, a new luxury lifestyle concept. Dedicated to the finer points of service excellence, residents at Eden Residences Capitol can obtain tailored hospitality services from Patina’s Residence Club Managers. Be it culinary, housekeeping or lifestyle, their needs will be fulfilled with utmost sophistication and discretion.

“We are excited to announce The Patina, Capitol Singapore, as the integral six-star hotel component of Capitol Development,” said Pua Seck Guan, Director of Capitol Investment Holdings.

“Combining the rejuvenated heritage buildings of Capitol Building and Stamford House and the brand’s strong focus on service, art and architecture, this luxury hospitality offering complements Capitol Singapore’s other premier residential, retail, F&B and cinema/theatre components. Locals and tourists will be drawn to Capitol Singapore’s new chapter as Singapore’s unique luxury lifestyle precinct.”

Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer of Patina Hotels & Resorts, added: “Patina Hotels & Resorts is a new global luxury lifestyle brand that is set to be a strong contender in the luxury travel industry.

“We effectively combine the hardware with the “heartware”, emphasizing a strong sense of place, highly personalized one-to-one intuitive service with distinctive architecture and a passion for intricate details, art and culture, which we intend to share with our guests.

“We are honoured to launch our flagship property, The Patina, Capitol Singapore, as a part of Capitol Singapore’s integrated luxury lifestyle concept. With its outstanding location, dedication to service and unique product offerings, we are confident to inspire and live up to our motto of “Distinctive memories, one guest at a time.”

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