Designed by British architects Foster + Partners with interiors by the French designer Philippe Starck, the property boasts a multi-million dollar art collection including a seven-metre video wall installation by the South Korean artist Lee Lee Nam.
The 1,711 square metres of events and meeting space include a 520sqm ballroom housed in a 1930s historic Drill Hall, which features Starck’s 11,520-light Forest of Lights. The hotel’s 15 meeting rooms are housed in Assembly, one of the restored historic buildings.
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Five of nine dining options will open this month [DEC]: Akira Back, by celebrity chef Akira Back, offering modern Japanese cuisine with Korean accents and influences from around the world; all-day dining restaurant Beach Road Kitchen; Court Martial Bar and Media Bar, offering cocktails in refined lounge and gastropub settings; and Tonic, serving gin-based cocktails. The remaining four outlets will open during the second quarter of 2017.
Other facilities at the hotel include a signature Spa by JW, which will open next year to provide 10 treatment rooms, an infinity pool, a sky garden and a 24-hour fitness centre. Guests can feed their curiosity in the hotel’s Concierge Library while an activity table concept will offer cultural programming such as wine and cheese tastings.
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