For the past few decades, Singapore has been positioning itself as a medical hub to provide world-class medical services for regional as well as international visitors. The 20-storey Connexion at Farrer Park is the latest addition to concretise that positioning. The first fully integrated healthcare and hospitality complex in the region, it comprises a retail zone and dining avenue on the ground floor known as Owen Link, a specialist medical centre known as The Farrer Park Medical Centre, a tertiary hospital called The Farrer Park Hospital, as well as a luxury hotel with its own full-fledged conference facilities, One Farrer Hotel and Spa.
One Farrer Hotel and Spa is a five-star urban resort situated in Singapore’s heritage district next to the Farrer Park MRT station. Conceived as “hotels within a hotel” and offering a diverse range of accommodation, the compound encompasses three hotels under a single hospitality umbrella: the Urban Hotel, Loft Apartments and Skyline Hotel, and the Sky Villas. The entire complex offers over 240 rooms, suites and villas.
The Urban Hotel offers comfortable and luxurious corporate rooms suited for business travellers, while the Loft Apartments and Skyline Hotel is designed to be an idyllic haven for guests to escape from the frenzy of Singapore’s urban surroundings. This is achieved through clean visual lines and Japanese aesthetics. The Sky Villas offer exceptional luxury accommodation, with each villa – individually named after a local flower in Singapore – having its own customised interior, state-of-the-art controls and original art pieces.
The interior mood is modern and chic, with a neutral base palette and colourful accents. Swirls of colour from custom-made carpets and distinctive artwork, paired with the striking geometric ceiling cove lights and backlit wall panels, give the public spaces a fresh contemporary look. The cool, trendy restaurants and retail shops open to public on the first floor, as well as the two outlets exclusively open to hotel residents on the sixth floor, make up the exciting array of dining and retail experiences available, matched by their modish interior design. The bright decor of the two exclusive restaurants, Flip Flop and Sunset Bar, create an inviting and stylish atmosphere for lounging and relaxation.
The Conference Centre – comprising a grand ballroom and three meeting rooms – is equipped with the latest sophisticated technology, such as video-conferencing capabilities linked to The Farrer Park Hospital’s operating theatres and the Institute of Nutrition, an interesting F&B concept combining a retail shop and cooking school. A choice selection of indulgent and pampering services in the spa and fitness facilities completes the progressive concept behind One Farrer Hotel and Spa. To provide relief and promote healing, green pockets have been included within the hotels and hospital to complement its medical and hospitality programmes. Sky gardens, terraces and roof gardens are found throughout the Connexion building to provide relief and promote healing, supporting the seamless integration of healthcare with hospitality.