glh., the London-based global hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed GuocoLeisure Group, has launched an opulent hotel brand by revealing three luxurious hospitality developments in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and the United Kingdom. The three establishments will run under the new brand ‘Clermont’ and in total hold a gross development value of £2.1bn.
Mike DeNoma, CEO of glh. commented: “We’re delighted to launch Clermont, our new luxury hotel and private residences brand and the first hotel brand to be announced by glh.. Clermont is a vibrant entrant to the global luxury hotel market and we are thrilled to announce today iconic new hotels and residences in a number of globally significant locations. The glh. ambition is to open hotels in all of the top 30 global cities and today’s announcement reinforces the scale of this ambition.”
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) with Wilson Associates as interior designers, the Clermont Singapore will be part of a 1.7million sq ft development including residential, office and hospitality space. The hotel itself will incorporate 169,779 sq ft of opulent amenities including 202 rooms, 5 meeting rooms and a grand ballroom. As part of the wider development, the top 110m of a 290m tower will be used for residential apartments benefitting from the bespoke services of the adjoining Clermont hotel.
At 290m in height, the Tanjong Pagar Centre will be the tallest building in Singapore upon completion and will provide far-reaching views for residents who will also benefit from 4 private amenity decks. Also included in the 1.7million sq ft complex will be retail units, food and beverage outlets, sheltered event space, and a Grade A office block.
The Clermont brand is also opening a new hotel complex in Kuala Lumpur, due to open for business in 2016. Designed by P&T Consultants with Wilson Associates as interior designers, the 113m-high hospitality development in Damansara Heights will also include a blend of private homes and hotel rooms. Residents will benefit from an Olympic-length swimming pool, an aqua gymnasium, numerous function rooms and private dining areas.
In the UK, London’s Royal Horseguards (already owned by glh.) will be rebranded as Clermont London in 2014 following a comprehensive renovation project to bring back the original Victorian charm of this immense heritage building. Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, Clermont London is located in a stunning Grade I listed building constructed in 1884 in the style of a French chateau.