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Sunday 21 April 2024

If you think big is beautiful then this is a hotel for you

If you are into cosy boutique hotels look away now.

The newly opened Mercure Icon Singapore City Centre has almost 1000 rooms and is the biggest Mercure in the world.

The midscale Accor new-build hotel has 989 rooms that draw inspiration from nearby Chinatown's colourful façades and the urban vibe of its central business district location.

The lobby (below) is stylised with an LED mural and artworks of the local shophouses by local artist Ripple Root (great name, Ripple).

Billed as being ideal for both leisure seekers and business travellers, the guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, or balconies.

All rooms are equipped with eco-conscious amenities, including filtered water dispensers and biodegradable bathroom amenities.

Mercure Icon Singapore City offers six distinct dining experiences. 

Chara Brasserie, an all-day dining restaurant, specialises in authentic Mediterranean buffets alongside Asian and Pacific favourites. At the hotel lobby, Klara Café and Bar offers a fusion of international and local delights, coupled with specially crafted cocktails and drinks.

Debuting in Singapore is L'antica Pizzeria da Michele, a renowned establishment from Naples - a Michelin Guide-listed restaurant that was featured in the Eat, Pray, Love movie. Helmed by veteran French chef Michael Muller, La Table d'Emma offers a blend of Alsace traditions and classic French cuisine in 'La table d'amis' - or 'the friends' table' – fashion.

Guests can enjoy sushi at Ashino, craft beer at Upward Taproom, and coffee at TAG Espresso, which are opening later in the second quarter of 2024.

The hotel's Landscape Deck is an oasis of wellness and serenity, where guests can enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or rejuvenate at the tranquil wellness deck. Fitness enthusiasts are catered for with a well-equipped gym.

Garth Simmons, Chief Operating Officer of Accor's Premium, Midscale, and Economy Division in Asia, said: “Singapore continues to captivate visitors with its rich cultural heritage and vibrant energy. Mercure ICON Singapore City Centre, with its locally inspired design, experiences, and culinary offerings, ensures that every stay reflects the character of this dynamic city. 

"As the world's largest Mercure hotel, this milestone marks a proud achievement for Accor in Asia. We invite travellers to embark on a journey of discovery in the heart of this dynamic city. I am thrilled to welcome Mercure ICON Singapore City Centre to our network."

Carolyn Choo, CEO of Worldwide Hotels, the owner of Mercure ICON Singapore City Centre, said: “We are excited to welcome guests to Mercure ICON Singapore City Centre, the new flagship of the Worldwide Hotels group. 

"From the charming shophouses and rich cultural sights, to myriad cafés, restaurants and bars at its doorstep, the Mercure Icon Singapore City invites travellers to live like a local and experience Singapore in its most authentic and vibrant form.”

Room rates start from SGD195++. For more information see

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