The Gallery Hotel in Robertson Quay will make way for a luxury property under the InterContinental brand. RB Capital, which owns the Gallery Hotel, has appointed InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to manage the property under the chain’s top-tier brand after it undergoes a major refurbishment and re-opens in 2016.
InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay will have 225 rooms, starting at 300 square feet each; about 10 per cent of the rooms will be suites above 500 sq ft. This will be IHG’s second InterContinental hotel in Singapore after the one in Bugis Junction. The existing Gallery Hotel, which RB Capital bought in late-2013 for S$232.5 million, will close its doors in November for the renovations, expected to cost around S$70 milion.
More than half the building’s structure will be brought down, and the rest stripped to floor slab and pillar for the conversion of the property into a luxury hotel. The first three levels of this 10-storey property will be converted to 63,000 sq ft in lettable area for retail space, primarily driven by F&B outlets and food-related retail. The first level will also house the hotel’s arrival lobby, concierge services and the hotel’s flagship restaurant.
The hotel reception/check-in will be on Level 4, which will also have meeting rooms and function space, the club lounge, a swimming pool, and bar and dining facilities. Rooms will be located from Level 5.