The New Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt Reveals City’s Shophouse Heritage

Rebranded and reimagined, the 270-key Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt is designed to reflect the industrial workshops of the 1950s. 

Accor has strengthened its presence in Southeast Asia with the launch of Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt, a newly-rebranded hotel that puts guests in the centre of the city’s heritage district and allows travellers to discover the rich history of Singapore.

Ideal for both business travellers and curious explorers, Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt is situated on Tyrwhitt Road, which is lined with traditional shophouses, specialty coffee shops, boutique cafés and urban artworks. It is also just a few minutes walk from Bendemeer MRT station, providing easy access to the cultural hubs of Haji Lane and Little India, Orchard Road, and the iconic attractions of Marina Bay. Changi Airport is also conveniently located 16km away.

Reflecting the spirit of the neighbourhood and in line with the ethos of the Mercure brand, Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt features a unique design concept inspired by the Art Deco-style hardware stores and industrial workshops of the 1950s. This influence can be witnessed throughout the hotel, from the vast black-and-white images in the lobby to the decorative metal grills and patterned tiles of the restaurant.

Rebranded and reimagined, the 270-key Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt is designed to reflect the industrial workshops of the 1950s. 

The 270 rooms include Classic, Twin, Double and Family options, all fully equipped with Smart TVs, desks and high-speed Wi-Fi, and the Balcony rooms also feature a picturesque veranda with a low-slung swing seat. The Mercure Privilege Rooms offer modern interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows, including options with a private terrace and a Family configuration with two double beds and even a converted loft space. As part of the hotel’s commitment to reduce single-use plastics, all rooms are equipped with a premium filtered water dispenser.

For neighbourhood exploration, the hotel provides curated maps highlighting the best places to stop, shop, drink or dine, including hidden gems to explore. After a day of discovery, guests can cool off in the hotel’s rooftop pool while kids can splash in the wading pool and fountain. In addition, the fitness centre helps travellers to stay in shape. The hotel also features a function room that can host intimate meetings, briefings or training sessions for up to 20 guests.

Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at Applause. This all-day dining restaurant showcases popular Western dishes and local specialties alongside Singapore-inspired cocktails and international wines. Guests and locals alike can also enjoy Tyrwhitt Little Café (TLC), a cosy nook that serves freshly-brewed coffee and tea, along with light bites and delicious desserts.

“Singapore is one of the world’s most dynamic gateway cities and one of the key markets for Accor,” says Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Accor, Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea. “We are committed to introducing a wide range of hotels and brands to the ‘Lion City’ and providing the utmost choice to all types of travellers. Mercure brings a locally inspired hotel experience to Singapore at an attractive price point.”

Rebranded and reimagined, the 270-key Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt is designed to reflect the industrial workshops of the 1950s. 

“Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt allows guests to be immersed in Singapore’s history. Some of the late-style shop-houses that dominated the area’s landscape boast highly decorative and ornamental façades with fine artisan workmanship. There are also plenty of quaint coffee and dessert shops that make café-hopping a must-do activity. These design references are brought to life all around the hotel,” says Jan Lee, the hotel’s General Manager. Mercure Singapore Tyrwhitt now becomes the third Mercure hotel in Singapore and Accor’s 28th property in the Lion City

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