Hotels are designed to establish a unique personal identity, interwoven with the surroundings to celebrate a powerful sense of local character, while encouraging visitors to feel at home in a new place. Design processes for these projects are equally concerned with being immersed in local culture as they are with fostering a level of autonomy – creating a buffer between the room and the city to harbour comfort and privacy. DP pursues a holistic approach in its hospitality building design, one synthesising the technical and the functional to correspond with the highest standards of service to deliver an unforgettable experience.

Each project is designed dynamically to capture the unique energy of its site, with connections to the city that are contextual and specialised. Restoration and adaptive re-use projects reconfigure existing heritage buildings and present guests with both the historical and the contemporary. Addition and alteration projects reposition existing structures within the city’s denser fabric to create new urban relationships. For resorts situated within the urban fringe, built spaces are distributed across the landscape to bind guests intimately with nature. These urban hotels are programmed to blend a range of spaces – indoor and outdoor, private and public, small and large in scale – to facilitate social engagement and civic vibrancy.

Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa

Area: 13,200sqm
Year of Completion: 2012
Location: Singapore