CP Singapore Changi Airport Master Thread [merged]

Old May 21, 08, 5:45 pm
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CP Singapore Changi Airport Master Thread [merged]

Just drove by the almost complete Crowne Plaza Changi hotel yesterday. Hideous mottled brown structure. All I could think of is... what were they thinking??? Especially positioned right next to the gleaming new T3. A complete eyesore, a throwback to the ugly experimental building facades of the 60s and 70s. Ugh!

How could such a design have been approved? Surely somebody must have noticed it is ugly???
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Old May 21, 08, 5:52 pm
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Moving to priority club forum where it is more on topic.


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Old May 21, 08, 6:37 pm
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Anyone take a pic of it? From the pics I've seen it actually looked quite nice...
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Old May 22, 08, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Anyone take a pic of it? From the pics I've seen it actually looked quite nice...
Check out the discussion on SQTalk ( http://www.sqtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4392 )... pretty much a consensus forming there that the building is b*tt ugly!
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Anyone take a pic of it? From the pics I've seen it actually looked quite nice...
Check out the IHG or priority club website. Interesting is a word that comes to mind

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I personally think that the hotel looks nice and very modern.
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Old May 22, 08, 7:28 am
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Check out the IHG or priority club website. Interesting is a word that comes to mind
Picture on the PC website looks animated, and seems really hard to imagine. I'd love to see a real pic, if anyone has one.
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We have a room booked at this hotel, June 8 till 9th, overnight. Will report on our return.
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Old May 22, 08, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Picture on the PC website looks animated, and seems really hard to imagine. I'd love to see a real pic, if anyone has one.
Click here for a photo taken on May 21: http://picasaweb.google.com/Sankaps86/CrownePlazaChangi

The other side of the building, with white lattice work on the facade, is even uglier!
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It reminds me of the faux wood panelling in my Dad's living room....
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Didn't look too bad I thought. Better than most Crowne Plazas anyway !
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I think it looks great. Now, if it wouldn't be so inconvenient from a sightseeing point-of-view I'd stay in it the next time I'm in Singapore.

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CP Changi Airport is already meeting its occupancy target (source: Today)

The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has been open for just two weeks, and not all its 320 rooms are ready, but the hotel is already meeting its occupancy target of 75 per cent for the full year.

Room rates start from about US$200 ($275) — just below prices at the premium Orchard Road belt.

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The hotel is primarily targeted at business travellers and those coming for meetings and conventions.

It is also getting transit passengers, air crew and those doing business nearby such as corporate companies in Changi Business Park, said Mr Winterton.

The hotel is also working with the local authorities to offer a direct check-in system which is likely to be available within the next few months.

(...)

And while there were some delays — the hotel’s soft opening had to be pushed from March to May — Mr Winterton said it is par for the course.

The hotel is expected to officially open in September
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Originally Posted by Sankaps View Post
Check out the discussion on SQTalk ( http://www.sqtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4392 )... pretty much a consensus forming there that the building is b*tt ugly!
I'm pleased to say my opinions are not led by consensus reached in a Singapore chat room . The building looks just fine to me - it's a hotel. At an airport.
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Old Jun 19, 08, 8:18 am
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I've provided a short review here:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showp...5&postcount=12

The facade is terrible for plane spotting. I can also imagine how much birds will care to nest in it.
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