In late October 2020 Le Meridien Hotel and Spa on Sentosa Island in Singapore announced that it was closing its doors, with confirmation that the property would cease operations upon termination of the management contract with Marriott International.
Marriott confirmed the situation, clarifying that all employees at the property will be retained by Far East Hospitality, the hotel owner.
“Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa is owned by Far East Hospitality and is currently being managed by the Marriott International group under the Le Meridien brand. Given the current business climate, the parties to the management agreement have mutually agreed that the management agreement will be terminated as of 23:59 on 31 October 2020, after which, the hotel will no longer be managed by Marriott International nor under the Le Meridien brand.
“We’d also like to advise that all associates have been retained and offered employment by Far East Hospitality, which owns the resort.”Marriott International
The hotel, which comprises a three-storey heritage building and a six-storey new build annex, operated as Movenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa since 2010, before rebranding under the Le Meridien banner in 2016.
Oasia Resort Sentosa
New owner Far East Hospitality, a joint venture between Far East Orchard Limited and The Straits Trading Company Limited, today announced that it would relaunch the hotel as Oasia Resort Sentosa in the second quarter of 2021, under a hotel management deal with Far East Organization.
This will mark Far East Hospitality’s first foray into the resort and spa category, and will join two other Oasia-branded properties in Singapore.
“The progression into the resort and spa field is both a natural and calculated move.
“Each of our properties on Sentosa cater to different demographics. Village Hotel Sentosa for urban explorers and families. The Outpost Hotel for young couples who prefer exclusivity, and The Barracks Hotel for those who enjoy old world charm of the building’s architecture and service offerings. With Oasia Resort Sentosa, which targets the wellness conscious, it completes our suite of offerings on the island.”Arthur Kiong, Chief Executive of Far East Hospitality
With 191 keys, the same number the property boasted under the Le Meridien brand, Oasia Resort Sentosa will focus on wellness with the following room categories:
- Wellness Premier Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
Guests will have the opportunity to experience a wellness lifestyle encompassing not just a spa treatment, but healthy eating, fitness routines, mind-body practices, as well as connecting with nature. Wellness journals, self-care checklists, and access to a collection of guided meditation audio are amongst the many items that are made available for guests during their stay.Far East Hospitality
The popular 678 sq ft ‘Onsen Suites’ with their own private jacuzzi at Le Meridien have been retained, and will be rebranded ‘Suite Rooms with Private Jacuzzi’.
The former Heritage Suites will be branded ‘Junior Suites’.
Facilities will also include an infinity pool and a 24-hour fitness centre.
The hotel is located at 23 Beach View, a short walk from the Imbiah Monorail Station and close to attractions including Universal Studios Singapore.
A fourth hotel for Far East Hospitality on Sentosa Island, with the upcoming Oasia Resort Sentosa joining the Village Hotel, The Outpost Hotel and The Barracks Hotel in the portfolio, while also becoming the group’s first spa and wellness option.
This will also be at least the second hotel in the group’s hands incorporating heritage buildings in its design, with the recently opened Barracks Hotel on Sentosa occupying a former British military outpost.
The Oasia Resort Sentosa plans to welcome guests from the second quarter of 2021.