SINGAPORE (Dec 13): W Singapore — Sentosa Cove (W Hotel), located just 7km from Singapore’s busy CBD, has a spacious, relaxed feel about it. The lobby is vast and the hotel rooms, which have names, are big. For instance, the Extreme WOW suite, with more than 2,000 sq ft, is larger than most condominium units in the city state. The hotel has one Extreme WOW suite and two WOW suites. A WOW room is designed to impress guests. In addition to the Extreme WOW and WOW suites, there are 93 Wonderful rooms, 15 Spectacular rooms, 97 Fabulous rooms, six AWAY rooms, two Spectacular AWAY rooms, one AWAY suite, 21 Marvelous suites and two Fantastic suites. Altogether, W Hotel has 240 rooms and suites, ranging from 40 to 195 sq m, along with a ballroom, function rooms, 24-hour F&B outlets and a lounge bar — the WOOBAR — which is being renovated.

Sentosa is likely to play an important role in the next decade or so, following the launch of the Greater Southern Waterfront master plan. CDL Hospitality Trusts has entered into a transaction that will ensure its unitholders benefit from this initiative. On Nov 21, it announced the proposed acquisition of W Hotel from its sponsor, a unit of City Developments (CDL), for $324 million. It will also divest Novotel Clarke Quay to CDL for $375.9 million and make a forward puchase of a new hotel to be built by CDL at the site.

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