Client: Private Client
Year Completed: 1994
Value: US$ 102,000,000
Consultant: Lee Sian Teck Chartered Architects, Singapore
Turnkey project, excluding design, for a 7-storey, five-star deluxe beach resort hotel with a central atrium, guestroom wings, conference centre and numerous indoor and outdoor facilities. Currently operating as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Spa, the hotel was formerly operated by Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort Hotel at the time of construction. GPZ has continued to carry out extensions, renovations and additional works for the hotel over the course of the last 20 years.
With a total built-up area of approximately 31,000m2, facilities consist of 231 guestrooms of various grades, the Amiri suite plus another 34 suites, 4 restaurants, 3 lounges, a grand ballroom for 1,200 persons, a conference hall for 700 persons, separate meeting and conference rooms, a business centre and a shopping arcade. Furthermore, the scope included indoor and outdoor swimming pools of 225m2 and 1,250m2 respectively, together with refreshment facilities, a health centre including jacuzzis, gymnasia, saunas, hammam and squash court, 4 outdoor tennis courts, covered car parking, hard and soft landscaping, a private beach, lagoon, island, water sports facilities and 4 staff accommodation blocks.
Complete interior decoration works, to the highest quality and workmanship standards, were carried out by GPZ’s specialised divisions. These required a vast range of specialised finishes, materials and installations to cater for the numerous facilities and varying decoration schemes across the hotel. High quality fit-out works for the ladies SPA added in 1999 included a fitness centre, Thalasso pool, multiple massage rooms and relaxation areas, luxury changing rooms, sauna, steam room, dipping pool and other related facilities.
Complex finishing works involved intricate marble floor patterns and wall cladding, engraved and stained glass ceilings and panels, reception counters with marble inlays, decorative gypsum works, GRC panels, cornices and mouldings. Specialist decorative finishes included sky effect ceilings, marbleizing, patinas, faux finishes, false limestone, gold leafing and guilding. Other exclusive finishing materials and elements included mosaic works, high quality custom ironmongery, metal balustrading and brass handrails, fabric wall coverings, tailor-made carpeting, sliding acoustic partitions, as well as automatic revolving and sliding doors. The extensive woodworks consisted of bespoke joinery installations, carved teak elements, maple and ash decorative wall panels and doors, iroko and teak floors, bleached timber finishes, mahogany pergolas, kiosks, fitted bars and counters.
GPZ carried out the sourcing, importing and installation of all furniture, fittings and equipment to guestrooms, suites and all public areas, including carpets, curtains, blinds, wardrobes, beds, tables, chairs, sofas, light fittings, bar refrigerators, room safes, pictures and numerous artefacts including sculptures. Additionally, all “small operating equipment” was procured by GPZ including chinaware, cutlery, glassware, kitchen equipment, banquet tables and chairs, table linen, bed linen, televisions and VCRs, dance floor, material handling equipment, office furniture and equipment, timekeeping equipment, training equipment, sales and catering software, shelving and racking systems, gymnasium equipment, maintenance tools and equipment, sundry items and other.