The Grand Copthorne Waterfront reopens following a $30 million renovation

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The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, which is part of Millennium Hotels and Resorts, has officially opened its doors following an extensive renovation lasting nine months that took $30m. The newly renovated five-star hotel has 574 guestrooms as well as suites, has an expanded conference space, upgraded public spaces, as well as environmentally friendly areas.

The hotel is situated on 392 Havelock Road along the Singapore River and is a popular destination for tourists and business travelers. Millennium Hotels and Resorts is an international brand under the umbrella of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, the hotel arm of the mainboard-listed property group City Developments.

“This is a perfect time to update to the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, especially as MICE (meetings, incentives conferences and exhibitions travel returns to normality and events in person return to the schedule,” says Kwek Eik Sheng the executive director at Millennium Hotels and Resorts.

He also says that the demand for more sustainable events has grown as corporate planners seek out hotels that are able to incorporate sustainability initiatives and features. “We are in the best position to take advantage of this rapidly growing MICE market and improve our competitive advantage.”

The main focus of the remodel are the 33 flexible function rooms spread over three floors. Eco-conscious methods are evident through the entire process, including compostable and recycled stationery. It also includes filtered drinking water in place of bottles of water, and the use of a table that is not covered with linen.

The guestrooms also come with an in-room water purifier, that the hotel chain claims will cut down single-use plastic waste resulting from drinking bottled water to 20%. “We have implemented the most innovative technology and high efficiency that cuts down on the use of water and electricity, as well as and have installed environmentally friendly features, such as drinking water in the room,” says Andy Tan who is the senior vice-president of operations worldwide and partnerships for Millennium Hotels and Resorts.