Feng shui is the Chinese art of creating harmony in life through balancing five key elements – wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The basic premise is that your environment profoundly influences your life.
There is no denying that the harmony of Conrad Centennial Singapore brings an auspicious balance of energy. The feng shui-inspired three-storey lobby astounds with a magnificent spiralling chandelier symbolising water, while Rafael Barrios’ ‘Turbulence’ sculpture gracefully dances on the ground floor, representing fire. The glistening gold-plated ceiling, hand-gilded by two Aussies back in the ’90s using 8,000 pieces of gold leaf, embodies the metal element, while the warm brown tones of the lobby floor signify earth. Completing this harmonious balance, verdant bamboo trees evoke the wood element, enveloping guests in the rich culture of the locale.
This inspired connection creating harmony and balance further extends into the hotel’s fine art collection. Home to over 3,400 original artworks, guests are captivated by established Singaporean artists displayed alongside international art creators embracing Singapore’s kaleidoscope of cultures.
Two extraordinary kite quilts by Singaporean artist Tan Chin Chin are displayed on the second floor of the lobby, representing the ethnic fusion of Singapore’s heritage. Malay, Indian, Chinese and Eurasian cultures are portrayed using indigenous art techniques woven into the harmonious tapestries. The Conrad collection extends beyond the public spaces of the hotel into the luxuriously appointed rooms. All 512 of them.
The concept of balance is also reflected within the culinary journey at Conrad Centennial Singapore. Tastebuds are tantalised by the spectacular buffet at Oscar’s, serving authentic tandoori and fresh seafood. Yet, the star in the Conrad Centennial Singapore crown has to be Golden Peony. The restaurant is led by Hong Kong Executive Chinese Chef Ku Keung, offering authentic Cantonese cuisine, including the signature Peking Duck and handcrafted dim sum. Incredibly delicate sugar art welcomes guests into the restaurant. On the walls hang beautiful representations of lifelike floral displays. Painter Cheng Yajie’s ‘Peony’ in the centre of the main dining room features a magnificent ensemble of pink peonies, set beautifully in rich tones.
In Singapore, colour is not merely an aesthetic attribute but a reflection of the city’s diverse cultural heritage, its commitment to innovation, and its harmonious relationship with nature.
Located in the dynamic Marina Bay area, Conrad Centennial Singapore seamlessly rises 31 storeys into the city’s skyline. The area’s unique blend of history, culture and arts is intuitively extended into the hotel, offering a delightful visual feast and deepening one’s cultural immersion in the locale.
The art of fine dining
Conrad Centennial Singapore is situated in a prime location for exploring the city’s dynamic arts and culture scene. The National Gallery Singapore is a leisurely stroll away and now home to Michelin-starred restaurant, Art di Daniele Sperindio. The evocative dishes tell a story of the chef’s deeply personal experiences expressed through food. With roots deep in Italy, Sperindio has created a menu and dining experience that showcases the very best with great artistic talent. Every dish is beautifully curated. And uniquely special, Sperindio personally presents most dishes, sharing his stories and inspiration.
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