Capitol Kempinski Singapore

hotel development
  • Richard Meier & Partners Architects
  • Jaya International Design
  • Kempinski Hotels
  • Senior Vice President, Jaya International Design
  • Completed (pending opening)

Two buildings, including the Capitol Cinema dating back to the 1920’s were transformed into a 5-star luxury property under the Kempinski flag. The heritage building was under strict supervision of the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore (URA) which brought along many challenges, including the task to develop 151 different guestroom floor plans out of 155 space planning within the existing structures to resonate with the existing architecture. The result was a contemporary interpretation of Art Deco with a hint of Singaporean culture. Van Ooyen oversaw the design team during the entire process while coordinated every step of the way with all other consultants and the owner/operator teams.