In February 2016, CapitaLand unveiled a new integrated development in Orchard Road. Located at Cairnhill Road, the development sits at the heart of the world-renowned shopping belt and has been built to meet the changing lifestyle needs and the rising expectations of the affluent consumer.
Comprising Cairnhill Nine, a 30-storey residential tower offering 268 luxurious units, and Ascott Orchard Singapore, a 20-storey premium serviced residence with 220 units, the integrated development will be directly connected to Paragon, a high-end shopping mall, by a covered link-bridge. It will also offer easy access to public transport networks, premier medical facilities, foreign embassies and reputable schools in the area.
“This distinctive integrated development, featuring the largest hanging garden in Singapore on its façade, will be the next landmark in Orchard Road,” said Mr Lim Ming Yan, President & Group CEO of CapitaLand Limited.
“As successful cities attract more people, CapitaLand has to be more innovative in designing and building our real estate, using spaces more efficiently and effectively to deal with growing urban density, as well as harnessing technology to improve the customer experience. We believe in the long-term potential of the Singapore property market and will continue with our strategy to build well-located, quality apartments of varying designs, layouts and sizes to cater to diverse preferences. Cairnhill Nine and Ascott Orchard Singapore showcase some of the best multi-sector expertise and experience of CapitaLand in creating premier integrated developments in sought-after locations.”
Living the high life
Towering at 122 metres (above mean sea level) with 30 storeys, Cairnhill Nine will be one of the tallest buildings in the Orchard Road district. The tower comprises 268 residential units with a good mix of layouts and sizes, all featuring premium finishing, custom fittings, built-in storage systems and smart home features. Unit types, which range from 591 square feet to 3,864 square feet, include one-bedroom, one-bedroom+guest, two-bedroom, two-bedroom+guest, and four-bedroom units, as well as penthouses. The starting prices range from S$1.35 million for a one-bedroom unit to S$3.68 million for a four-bedroom unit.
“We have identified the profiles and lifestyle choices of potential buyers after conducting extensive research on the preferences of those seeking homes in the heart of Orchard Road. We believe they will appreciate these quality move-in-ready homes with well-optimised layouts,” said Mr Wen Khai Meng, CEO of CapitaLand Singapore.
“To enhance the customer experience with technology, we will also provide homebuyers with a smart home starter kit that allows them to remotely control Internet-of-Things (IOT)-enabled home devices such as the air-conditioning system, digital lock with biometric access and security camera. Homebuyers will be able to create their personalised smart home as they have the option to add more smart home features that meet their lifestyle needs.”
The 99-year leasehold project also offers a host of lifestyle facilities including a 50-metre lap pool, children’s pool, spa pods, barbeque areas, cabanas as well as two clubhouses. In addition, residents will enjoy a whole suite of world-class, complimentary concierge services offered by the adjoining Ascott Orchard Singapore.
Always at your service
Next door, Ascott Orchard Singapore, which will have a hotel licence to cater to guests on long- and short-term stay, will cater to expatriates, business travellers and tourists with 220 spacious and luxurious apartments ranging from studios to two-bedroom units and penthouses.
“Ascott Orchard Singapore will be a prestigious and top-class serviced residence, offering guests an exclusive and smart living experience in the most fashionable shopping destination in Singapore. The launch of Ascott Orchard Singapore marks the return of our premier Ascott The Residence brand on the prime stretch of Orchard Road – some 30 years after Ascott pioneered Asia Pacific’s first international-class serviced residence with the opening of our very first property, The Ascott Singapore, in the same area. We have since grown to be the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator with more than 44,000 apartment units, bringing our brand from Singapore to close to 100 cities across over 25 countries globally. We are confident that with its excellent location, plush apartments, first-rate facilities and personalised services provided by our Ascott Hosts, it will be a sought-after accommodation choice for discerning guests,” said Mr Lee Chee Koon, CEO of The Ascott Limited.
Ascott Orchard Singapore’s recreational facilities are designed to meet the premium lifestyle needs of guests, ranging from a gymnasium equipped with TechnoGym exercise machines to a residents’ lounge featuring a gourmet kitchen. The space is fitted with Samsung’s top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, designed in collaboration with world-renowned chefs. Guests are welcome to engage private chefs for a dinner party or cook up a storm themselves.
Ascott Orchard Singapore will have a dedicated team of Ascott Hosts who will be on hand 24 hours a day to attend to guests’ requests.
CapitaLand expects Cairnhill Nine to be ready by end 2016, while Ascott Orchard Singapore is preparing to serve guests from early 2017. For more information on Cairnhill Nine, visit www.cairnhillnine.com .