Marriott in talks to manage Singapore’s South Beach hotel

The South Beach Consortium is in the process of appointing Marriott International to manage the hotel at South Beach, which will be rebranded as the JW Marriott Singapore if the deal goes through.

Hong Leong Group Head of Corporate Affairs Gerry de Silva confirmed this to Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday (May 11). This will be Singapore’s first JW Marriott hotel – the chain’s five-star offering – when talks are complete.

The international hotel group also runs the Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza on Orchard Road. JW Marriott and Marriott are separate brands under the Marriott group.

South Beach is a mixed-use development in Singapore consisting of office space, residences, a hotel, as well as retail outlets. Notable tenants in its office tower include Facebook’s Singapore office.

The development is a joint venture between City Developments Limited (CDL) and IOI Properties Group Berhad.

Hong Leong Group has a majority stake in CDL.

The Marriott group in April acquired Starwood Hotels and Resorts, with the merger creating the largest hotel operator in the world. Hong Leong also has two hotels managed by Starwood in Singapore – the St Regis Singapore, as well as the W Singapore Sentosa Cove.

The hotel at South Beach, which opened its doors for business in September 2015, has 654 rooms and suites.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 11 May 2016

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