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Parkroyal hotel wins international awards



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Parkroyal on Pickering won big at an awards ceremony for building excellence last night, picking up the prestigious FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Gold Award.

The FIABCI prize is an international award established in 1992 and given to projects outstanding in overall merit.

FIABCI is the French acronym for the International Real Estate Federation founded more than 60 years ago and headquartered in Paris.

Joyce Sng, the assistant general manager in product development for UOL, the developer for whom the hotel is a star project, said: “We will continue to be innovative in creating sustainable and premium developments, and contribute to Singapore’s cityscape with our masterpieces.”

Parkroyal on Pickering was the backdrop last night when FIABCI’s Singapore chapter hosted the awards ceremony for the Prix d’Excellence, combining it with the Singapore Property Awards, which honour real estate development projects or individual properties for merit in design, aesthetics, functionality, contribution to the built environment and the community at large.

Parkroyal developer UOL also bagged three Singapore Property Awards.

Among developers, City Developments Limited came in a close second with two Prix d’Excellence awards and a Singapore Property Award in the Sustainable Development category.

Four Singapore projects bagged the Prix d’Excellence Award this year, while 16 out of 22 projects made the cut for the various categories of the Singapore Property Award.

These 16 will go on to compete in the international competition for the Prix d’Excellence Awards next year.

Lim Lan Yuan, president of FIABCI Singapore and regional president of FIABCI Asia-Pacific, said that Singapore has not been a stranger to the internationally coveted prize.

“Over the past 18 years of participation in the Prix d’Excellence Awards, Singapore has won 48 awards – or one in six of the projects submitted.

“This is a great achievement despite it being a small country competing with entries from places like the United States, Hungary, Brazil and Taiwan. Our Singapore projects continue to do us proud.”