Far East Hospitality has launched a new Peranakan-inspired hotel in Singapore – Village Hotel Katong.
The upscale property, which launched on 6 November 2013, is a 229-room hotel designed in a style that reflects the Peranakan heritage of eastern Singapore’s Katong and Joo Chiat districts.
The property was formerly known as the Paramount Hotel and Shopping Centre, but recently completed a SG$30 million (US$24.1m) refurbishment before being relaunched under the Village brand.
“The Peranakan culture is unique to the Southeast Asia region and synonymous with the Katong precinct,” said Arthur Kiong, CEO of Far East Hospitality.
“With the cornerstone of the Village brand being our delivery of authentic, local experiences through harnessing the strengths of the locales, the infusion of Peranakan influences in Village Hotel Katong makes for a perfect fit.”
The hotel features a series of local cultural aspects, including pieces of Peranakan-inspired artwork in the rooms and the Katong Kitchen, a new restaurant that offers a range of Asian culinary styles, including Nonya, Macanese and local Chinese, along with more traditional Asian and international dishes.
Other hotel amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, airport shuttle services, a club lounge, swimming pool and gym, plus five meeting rooms.
Village Hotel Katong becomes the fourth Village-branded hotel in Singapore, following the Village Hotel Albert Court, Village Hotel Changi and Village Hotel Bugis.