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Clermont Hotel Singapore Will Be The City's Tallest Building

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  Site Where: Tanjong Pagar, Singapore, Singapore
June 18, 2014 at 9:02 AM | by | ()

Remember when we talked about a new hotel group called Glh. (the rebirth of Guoman Hotels) and the launch of their luxury brand Clermont Hotels last October? Meant to change the face of the luxury market, the goal is to open 30 hotels in the next decade, starting with the Royal Horseguards in London.

It’s been fairly quiet since then, and we haven’t seen any more on what the new Clermont London will look like or when in 2014 it will reopen. We did spy a little more activity at the first brand new Clermont, which should open in 2016 in Singapore as part of the mega-project Tanjong Pagar Centre, built on top of the MRT (metro) station of the same name and set to be the highest building in the city. After the jump what it will look like when complete.

The footprint of the building is huge, and in true mixed-use fashion there will be a number of floors with retail stores, restaurants, and bars, fancy offices, even fancier apartments (branded as Clermont Residences), and the hotel. In order to make that 2016 opening, construction better pick up its pace, as there is a way to go from the current 15 to 20 stories of bare concrete core to when the tower tops out at 290 meters.

A pavilion had been constructed to the side with a show apartment for those interested in the Clermont Residences. Based on the breakdown of the complex we found, residents will be the only ones benefitting from the height of the building and resulting views; Clermont Hotel looks to be set in a secondary, smaller structure, without particularly noteworthy views. We’re still mostly curious by Clermont’s focus on “data science” to “establish radical hosting for so many transient guests”, including “computer vision, text analytics and more standard predictive models”.

Meanwhile, Glh. is rebranding four of its London hotels under the new name of Amba Hotels – we’ll have a bit more for you on that soon.

[Photos: JasonD, Rendering via Tanjong Pagar Centre]

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