Awarded Green Mark Platinum status, Singapore’s highest environmental certification, this WOHA-designed hotel offers a truly green guest experience from its prime location at the junction between Chinatown and the CBD. One does not have to be an environmental crusader to appreciate the abundance of natural light and fresh air among corridors, lobbies, and common areas here, while sustainability buffs will appreciate details like the collection of rainwater and photovoltaic-cell arrays on the roof to support zero-energy sky gardens. The upper-level infinity pool confers unobstructed city views, and the 300-meter Garden Walk allows guests to leisurely circumnavigate the building, though more serious workouts await in the well-equipped gym. The thoughtful layout of the guest rooms maximizes space, with natural materials enhancing the urban Zen effect and beds that are as comfortable as one finds in much pricier properties. Open-plan bathrooms, ambient lighting, and high ceilings make even the smallest rooms feel comfortable and airy. For those with access, the Orchid Club lounge is a big plus—its pantry is stocked with French cheeses, macadamia tarts, and fresh tropical fruits, and the outdoor deck is ideal for sundowners.
3 Upper Pickering St.; 65/6809-8888; Parkroyal on Pickering website; doubles from US$233
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